The TEST is unacceptable. Springboro scores quite well in comparison to other similar districts and considering the flaws of the test. In another district those same students would perform far worse on the test. However, you are citing numbers under Ms. Cook. Considering those numbers, it's clear that the stellar leadership of Ron Malone at the high school helped improve those kids' scores by the time they got to his school. Kudos to Ron Malone! Gee, maybe he should be on the school board or something...oh wait...he IS. And that's SUPER!<quoted text>
Springboro DOES NOT score quite well on these tests as is evidenced by the previous four years of tests results.
7th Grade OAA Math results
Year test taken.....2009-2010.....2010-2 011.....2011 - 2012.....2012 - 2013
(% Correct on Test.......... of students in each scoring band each year)
93% and above ........2..........9.......... 1..........1
85%- 92%......... 28..........25..........36.... ......34
75%- 84%......... 79..........60..........56.... ...... 77
64%- 74%......... 93..........79.......... 79.......... 108
63% and below........228..........239. ......... 211.......... 282
Pass/Fail..........114/429.... .....87/402..........101/391.. ........112/502
% Scoring 75% or >..26.50%.........21.60%... ......25.80%.........22.30%
The fact of the matter is that over the past four years, less than 1 in 4 of our children are able to score at least 75% on a basic math assessment test. These results are indicative of the level of education we are providing.
This is simply unacceptable given the quality of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and infrastructure we enjoy in this community.
Anyone who can look you square in the eye and tell you these results are good must think you are incredibly stupid and will believe anything they tell you.
Those who purport this as success do a disservice to all involved.
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#29163 Nov 14, 2013
So just saw that the best supporter of the current school board, the self-styled “Sönny” Thomas will be hosting a Jew-hating event at the high school on November 18. All couched in “End the Fed” nonsense. Is Springboro High School now a forum for anti-Semitism?
#29164 Nov 14, 2013
Sure. That requires spending $30K/year?
Absolutely, higher cost of liveing explains some of the disparity. But, four to five times the disparity and without results? If you are going to blame family life, background, etc. then there is no amount of money that government can spend to create success.
Sure, to a degree. But, it's clear that the money spent in DC is not having the desired effect. Think it ever occurred to the powers that me that maybe,just maybe, they ought to look elsewhere than more money for the solution?
Since: Dec 09
#29165 Nov 14, 2013
The theme on this board recently is seemingly drifting towards spending more money on a sputtering education system. Oh boy, here comes the levies...AGAIN. Told ya so.
#29166 Nov 14, 2013
Dr. Kelly Kohls was also elected by the community in November 2009, but the union activists refused to recognize the People's Voice in a free election and the union activists refused to show Professional Respect for Dr. Kohls, who, btw, recieved the highest number of votes in November 2009, BY THE COMMUNITY.
Mr. David Petroni and Mr. Jim Rigano won their hard-fought battle for school board election in November 2011, receiving the most votes in first and second place among the six candidates on the ballot, four of whom were supported by the Union.
Again the union activists refused to recognize the People's Voice in a free election and the union activists refused to show Professional Respect for Mr. David Petroni and Mr. Jim Rigano.
It is no laughing matter that Mr. Malone, who only received 5673 (or 25.9%) votes on November 5th, only 2nd in popularity, is now
stating in the Star Press that some of his goals while working on the board are to restore people's confidence and trust in the school board and to make sure student's educational needs are met, such as special needs and advanced students in a way that is fiscally responsible.
Mr. Malone, YOU ARE SERIOUSLY LAUGHABLE! Are you trying to tell us that you were only "awakened" on November 5th, to the fact that you are Now back in the time of March 2012, and "being re-instated" by the March 2012 board president, Scott Anderson, to get back to "business as usual".... running our school district the same way that you ran our high school...like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand...?
Take a look at the FACTS of your PAST LEADERSHIP when you could have done the things that you now say our current board and new school district leadership has not done, For Example:
Number of Dual College Credit Classes available when Mr. Malone retired - 0
Number of Dual College Credit Classes added after Mr. Malone retired June 30, 2013 - 6
Misallocation of district and taxpayer resources:
34 out of 77 elective classes at the high school had less than 20 students, more than a few had multiple classes.
IE: Children's Literature, 2 classes - 27 total students,
Entrepreneurship, 2 classes - 20 total students, etc.
... and there's lots more proof of Mr. Malone's lazy minded status quo leadership as a SHS principal, which proves to this community of taxpayers that Mr. Malone who has been a high school princiPAL was not FIT professional educator; and winning Number Two in the November 5th popularity contest does not prove Mr. Malone to be a FIT board representative who now, says he is "grateful" to the community that they have TRUST in himself....
Get Real Malone! Will you please go home now?
... the Springboro "union shop" went out of business on
June 30, 2013.
#29167 Nov 14, 2013
lol... The Great PrinciPAL Ron, and Executive Business Manager of the PAST Springboro High School Union Shop, is not even officially "on board" yet...
but just look at the D-i-v-i-s-i-v-e-n-e-s-s that this
proven lazy minded poorly performing retired school employee is already creating among his very own supporters, who are now on this blog trying to convice others that Ron Malone, who is only Number Two in popularity, is actually the ONE that will bring Solidarity and Prosperity
once again, to the victimized union masters...
Bring on the TV cameras... the fun is only just begun!
#29168 Nov 14, 2013
Again the ES activists refused to recognize the People's Voice in a free election and the ES activists refused to show Professional Respect for Dr. Malone.
Using YOUR own words and logic, you should RECOGNIZE THE PEOPLE's VOICE. Neither candidate supported by ES won. Get over it. Everyone else has....
#29169 Nov 14, 2013
Well, hello, Ms. Kohls! Fancy meeting you here! You sure like tooting your own horn, don't you?
Well, this is very enlightening, now, isn't it? So, what you're saying is YOU USED YOUR POWER ON THE BOARD to challenge something in your daughter's class when THE MAJORITY OF THE OTHER STUDENTS AND PARENTS WERE FINE WITH IT. You used your elected office for YOUR PERSONAL AGENDA. Kind of like how you have electives removed until your daughter wants to take them? You see, Ms. Kohls, you are done being able to use your power for your own agenda because you now HAVE NO POWER. The community now sees right through you (and the pizza boys), and finally we have a school board that will listen to the majority of its constituents. I hope you enjoyed your ride because it has come to a screeching halt. And that is just SUPER!
#29170 Nov 14, 2013
Yes, Kohls was elected by the community FOUR YEARS AGO. Ron Malone was also voted for BY THE COMMUNITY! In fact, he received MORE VOTES THAN KOHLS!!!! Hahahaha!!! I LOVE it!! Kohls received a mere 4678!!! This seriously just made my day!!!!! Typical spin Kohls and met minions put on numbers!! She knew better than to run this time!
#29171 Nov 14, 2013
You are using old math. Dr. Malone and his staff taught us new math. There were a little more than 7000 voters. 5673 of those 7000 voted for Dr. Malone. THAT IS OVER 81% OF THE VOTERS VOTED FOR DR. MALONE.
THE COMMUNITY HAS SPOKEN. YOU NEED TO LISTEN.
QUOTE FROM EARLIER POST.
It is no laughing matter that Mr. Malone, who only received 5673 (or 25.9%) votes on November 5th.
IF HE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED ALL THE VOTES, HE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED 33%.
#29172 Nov 14, 2013
#29173 Nov 14, 2013
Quite the contrary. It is proven that 6086 voters has seen what progress this board has made, since Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano, came on board in January 2012, and their accomplishments in the school district (including NEW buses for our kid's safety) are absolutely, amazingly, awesome!
It is proven by the election of Mr. Anderson as number one,
that most of the community does see what Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano have accomplished with their reform-minded vision of students first, while maintaining fiscal integrity! Truth is,
that most people in the community associated the endorsement
of Charles Anderson with our children's first budgeting school board members, Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano, and cast their votes on November 5th for the threesome of Mr. Anderson, Mr. Petroni and Mr.Rigano, as the most qualified to run the school district's education business and manage our multi-million dollar school tax budget.
Truth is, most people in our community are quite optimistic about the future of our schools and community, under the good leadership our of New School Superintendent, Mr. Petrey, AND our NEW School District Staff. They have worked as a Great Professional Team over the past year, since Mr. Petrey came on board, with BOTH board members, Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano; and most of our community wishes Mr. Anderson, Mr. Stuckey, and Mr. Malone Congratulations. We feel confident that Mr. Petroni, Mr. Rigano, and Mr. Anderson have a solid professional business management background that will serve to "mentor" our TWO retired educators, Mr. Stuckey and Mr. Malone; IF the two retired educators are open to applying themselves to learning our school districts VISION of our Students First 21st century classroom education.
#29174 Nov 14, 2013
I agree! The fun has just begun!!
The fun of restoring the community's faith in its school board.
The fun of allowing STUDENTS to have a voice.
The fun of seeing the community come together, with a few loud and crazy exceptions.
The fun of watching the tea party squirm.
The fun of returning Springboro to what it should be known for - a quality education.
The fun of seeing a school board actually respect it's teachers.
Etc.. I can't wait!
#29175 Nov 14, 2013
So very true!! They try SO HARD to spin those numbers, don't they?
#29176 Nov 14, 2013
Oh Fiddle dee dee... such childish petty silliness our community hasn't seen the likes of since old man malone tried hiding his leadership inefficiences behind the high school kids! Sounds like PrinciPAL Ron's Vote for Revenge Kids are on a "sugar buzz."
Bring on the FUN of allowing disrespectful smart-mouthed STUDENTS
"to have a voice" in front of the TV cameras! That's a Sure-Fire Winner of NO NEW TAXES for S-U-R-E!
#29177 Nov 14, 2013
Since you obviously are at least proficient in math, listen carefully to a sweeter version of election results. Maybe it will
make the truth that Mr. Malone is only Number Two a little easier to swallow.
Alls Ima Sayin is that "If everybody that voted for retired educator, Mr. Malone, on November 5th, brought PrinciPAL Ron a Donut; then Mr. Malone would have a total of 5673 donuts; And if everybody that voted for community business man, Charles Anderson, brought Mr.Anderson a donut, then Mr. Anderson would have a total of 6086 donuts, which is Number One the sweetest place on the ballot, over Mr. Malones Number Two place. Number Two just has to
try harder; not sure that Mr. Malone can FIT his past experience into the challeges that lie ahead, with his PROVEN past employment record of keeping our kids behind.
#29178 Nov 14, 2013
Whoaaaa, wait a minute! I thought you were all about the students!! Children first, right?! But now you call them "disrespectful" and " smart-mouthed"? Make up your mind! Ohhhhhh, I get it, if they agree with you and your hidden agenda, they're worth fighting for, but if they disagree with you they're "smart-mouthed" and "disrespectful". Oh, it's so nice to see your true colors!!
#29179 Nov 14, 2013
You must bathe in the kool-aid...But at least you can do it in the nude since it's lonely in your world of delusion. Only 431 of the 2300 people who voted for B/V also voted for A. As for R/P, the clock is ticking...
#29180 Nov 14, 2013
Nobody is debating that Anderson garnered more votes, you silly goose. Your PERCENTAGES were WAY WRONG. I'm totally happy as long as MSA got on the board, the order makes no difference to me at all. I know all three of them personally, and I'm quite happy with the outcome of the election!
#29181 Nov 14, 2013
Just Listening. So tell me now, which one of Principal Rons's kids on this blog has totaled spreading the most lies?
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