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Springfield, OH

#29185 Nov 14, 2013
The current school board is even losing this precious Topix board!
The Record Speaks

Springfield, OH

#29186 Nov 14, 2013
As the man who led our school district as high school principal for 13 years, Ron Malone held a special place of trust, authority, and influence in our community. How he chose to use those gifts is revealed in the public records reports of his professional peer reviewers, his superiors, and his own public pronouncements.
It is not as golden as you have been led to believe.
DECEMBER 2010 - Warren County Educational Service Center audit
report on SHS program of studies RECOMMENDATIONS page 13:

"Increase the number of students taking the HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORKS recommended curriculum/Ohio Core each year by at least 25 percent.
"Increase the percentage of students taking college preparatory courses. Eliminate any course offerings below the college preparatory level."

JANUARY 2012 - Superintendent Gene Lolli's annual performance evaluation of Mr. Malone notes:

"Mr. Malone does demonstrate the ability to affect change, but sometimes very reluctantly. It sometimes takes numerous requests by Superintendent before changes are implemented."

Mr. Malone needs to improve on getting request goals to the Superintendent in a timely fashion. Examples include: Requested schedule of events for delayed start at the beginning of the year, at semester, and last week and have not yet received. Also requested times and dates of all staff meetings and quarterly updates on the High Schools That Work per 2011-2012 job targets.

JANUARY 2013 - Warren County Educational Service Center audit report on SHS program of studies page 10:
"SHS still offers GENERAL LEVEL CLASSES (Algebra 1A and 1B, physical science, US History, and World History). Thus, not all students experience a college preparatory curriculum. Documents provided to the Technical Assistance Visiting (TAV Team indicate that contrary to the High Schools That Works philosophy, SHS believes that offering LOW-LEVEL COURSES is in the best interest of students. This belief, however, WAS NOT SUBSTANTIATED by research or data."
2013 US NEWS ranking of high schools in Ohio ranks King’s #23, Mason #35, Bellbrook#37, Brookville #41, Lebanon #48, Centerville #49, Waynesville #53, Monroe #90 and , and finally Springboro #97.
Given our district’s stated 40% gifted population, the fact that only 20% are on track to take A/P classes in high school, our district is severely underperforming compared to those districts around us in my opinion.
*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.
My conclusion is that Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.
-Paid for by Doug Wiedeman, private citizen, just asking the questions and finding the answers.
darn respectful kids

Springfield, OH

#29187 Nov 14, 2013
Got Donuts wrote:
<quoted text>
Ron Malone chose to parade the true colors of his dark, revengeful influence on some of the SHS Youth Union Activists/kids in the March 2012 re-instate Ron Malone protest; smirking and nodding approval as the kids in dressed in black performed their bully
acts in a most smart mouthed and disrespectful manner in the public business meeting of the high school auditorium.
So as I said, as long as they agree with you, it's "children first." Otherwise it's "smart-mouthed" kids. Oh, and by the way, I was there and I was incredibly impressed with the maturity, respect, and compassion those high schoolers demonstrated. It was a proud day to be from Springboro, P.S I was wearing black
The Record Speaks

Springfield, OH

#29188 Nov 14, 2013
Loving this wrote:
The current school board is even losing this precious Topix board!
The proven "Loser" among the board member elects is the
Retired SHS Union Shop Manager, Ron Malone, who proved himself not a FIT professional educator putting his students first, and conceded with his own words that his skill set of 41 years PAST experience did not FIT with the reform minded VISION of our school district's 21st Century education.
We can't AFFORD to just invest in status quo.

It will be an extra work load on the other school board members to to challenge Ron Malone to raise the bar of his "ability" since the record proves that Mr. Lolli evaluated Mr. Malone as "demonstrating the ABILITY to affect change, but sometimes VERY RELUNCTLY. It sometimes takes NUMEROUS REQUESTS... before changes are implemented. Mr. Malone needs to improve...."

Mr. Malone's public records of employment prove that he refused to work with school staff and school board members as a TEAM PLAYER, with each ONE utilizing each one's skills, as working together toward the goal of Raising the Bar for ALL students and teachers,
challenging each one to higher academic potential.

As the man who led our schoool district as high school principal for 13 years, Ron Malone held a special place of trust, authority, and influence in our community. How he chose to use those gifts is revealed in the public records reports of his professional peer reviewers, his superiors, and his own public pronouncements.

Mr. Malone can run for school board; he can come in Second to the number ONE choice of community business man Charles Anderson; but Mr. Malone cannot HIDE his Proven Record of Failed Practices from the Springboro Community of Taxpaying Citizens, who know now the truth of what went on Inside the closed doors of Mr. Malone's
SHS union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand.
Mr. Malone's failed leadership tactics ROBBED RESOURCES from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most wer the gifted and thos in need of early interventon.
The Record Speaks

Springfield, OH

#29189 Nov 14, 2013
darn respectful kids wrote:
<quoted text>
So as I said, as long as they agree with you, it's "children first." Otherwise it's "smart-mouthed" kids. Oh, and by the way, I was there and I was incredibly impressed with the maturity, respect, and compassion those high schoolers demonstrated. It was a proud day to be from Springboro, P.S I was wearing black
Community Taxpayers read all about your black pride of unionism darkness protest in the local newspapers; and everyone agrees that the "pay back" of our Investment of our hard earned tax dollars in our young people's education was not that impressive at all; certainly not the biggest bang for our bucks that is expected from our highly qualified Professional Educators employed in Springboro schools... and that Ron Malone Performance Evaluation Equals
NO NEW TAXES for a very lo-o-n-g time.

Our school district is NOW meeting and exceeding STATE mandates,
as well as LOCAL expectations. Working together as a Professional Team, our current board and our new school administrators are building a technology backbone, investing in computers, curriculum, buses and buildings -- Putting ALL Students Potential Academic Achievement FIRST, while maintaining fiscal integrity.
Most important, our school district leaders and elected officials are being honest about what is needed through ......2017!
This is reform a the LOCAL level, and this IS working TOGETHER TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY!
I cannot keep up

Springfield, OH

#29190 Nov 14, 2013
The Record Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
Community Taxpayers read all about your black pride of unionism darkness protest in the local newspapers; and everyone agrees that the "pay back" of our Investment of our hard earned tax dollars in our young people's education was not that impressive at all; certainly not the biggest bang for our bucks that is expected from our highly qualified Professional Educators employed in Springboro schools... and that Ron Malone Performance Evaluation Equals
NO NEW TAXES for a very lo-o-n-g time.
Our school district is NOW meeting and exceeding STATE mandates,
as well as LOCAL expectations. Working together as a Professional Team, our current board and our new school administrators are building a technology backbone, investing in computers, curriculum, buses and buildings -- Putting ALL Students Potential Academic Achievement FIRST, while maintaining fiscal integrity.
Most important, our school district leaders and elected officials are being honest about what is needed through ......2017!
This is reform a the LOCAL level, and this IS working TOGETHER TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY!
Wait a minute, I thought you all were so impressed with Malone that you wanted his expertise at all grade levels with central office???? I heard Kohls say so herself at the board meeting. Surely she wasn't LYING to the community, was she? Ohhh, I get it! This was just the usual spin this board puts on things when they're caught engaging in unethical behavior and NOT being transparent.
KOHLS, PETRONI, AND RIGANO: TOGETHER TOWARD THE DOOR!
Spread the Great News

Springfield, OH

#29192 Nov 14, 2013
I cannot keep up wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait a minute, I thought you all were so impressed with Malone that you wanted his expertise at all grade levels with central office???? I heard Kohls say so herself at the board meeting. Surely she wasn't LYING to the community, was she? Ohhh, I get it! This was just the usual spin this board puts on things when they're caught engaging in unethical behavior and NOT being transparent.
KOHLS, PETRONI, AND RIGANO: TOGETHER TOWARD THE DOOR!
This "Board" has Never Engaged in Unethical Behavior.

This Board believes transparency, from budgeting to policy formulation to meetings, leads to GOOD GOVERNANCE in ALL
levels of government.

This Board believes that leveraging school fees, services, personnel decisions, safety, or infrastructure maintenance to threaten families in order to influence regular or levy elections is wrong.

This Board believes over taxation of the taxpayers is wrong!

This Board believes in supporting the amount of NECESSARY taxation required to do the job correctly.

This Board believes that EXCESS tax money in any government body tends to inspire creative ways to spend that money.

This Board believes in order to deliver the highest level of education we MUST raise the bar well PAST the state minimums and strive to challenge our children, parents, and staff to reach higher.

WE CAN AND MUST DO BETTER, OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON OUR ACTIONS TODAY.

"Where the Board's at right now is wanting the highest academic achievement and fiscal responsibility," said Mr. Petrey, in the
DDN, "That's what I stand for."

That's what most of our Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners stand for, in full support of the common sense
direction in which our current school board and school district leaders are moving ahead, into a brighter future for our schools and community.
You get what you pay for

Cleveland, OH

#29193 Nov 15, 2013
Shame on you for voting for WADE...

Remember, WADE, using taxpayers money, has to explain to a Legal Court, why he violated the Open Meetings Act for o many years. Stay tune. It will be interesting on how he wiggles his way through this one! You can also look for a NEW TAX levy in May, 2014.
Spread the Great News

Springfield, OH

#29194 Nov 15, 2013
This "Board" has Never Engaged in Unethical Behavior.

This Board believes transparency, from budgeting to policy formulation to meetings, leads to GOOD GOVERNANCE in ALL
levels of government.

This Board believes that leveraging school fees, services, personnel decisions, safety, or infrastructure maintenance to threaten families in order to influence regular or levy elections is wrong.

This Board believes over taxation of the taxpayers is wrong!

This Board believes in supporting the amount of NECESSARY taxation required to do the job correctly.

This Board believes that EXCESS tax money in any government body tends to inspire creative ways to spend that money.

This Board believes in order to deliver the highest level of education we MUST raise the bar well PAST the state minimums and strive to challenge our children, parents, and staff to reach higher.

WE CAN AND MUST DO BETTER, OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON OUR ACTIONS TODAY.

"Where the Board's at right now is wanting the highest academic achievement and fiscal responsibility," said Mr. Petrey, in the
DDN, "That's what I stand for."

That's what most of our Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners stand for, in full support of the common sense
direction in which our current school board and school district leaders are moving ahead, into a brighter future for our schools and community.

Special Thanks to our current board members
Kelly Kohls, Jim Rigano, David Petroni, Don
Miller, and Wendy Kull AND our School Superintendent Todd Petrey AND our New
School District Staff!

Special Thanks for Renewal Levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million!
Distrct Mrmndy iur ceial
reality

Springfield, OH

#29195 Nov 15, 2013
Just Listening wrote:
<quoted text>
Just Listening. So tell me now, which one of Principal Rons's kids on this blog has totaled spreading the most lies?
One of Malone's butt-ugly kids tried to shadow us while we stumped for B/V.
Let us all pray that Ron Malone will actually SERVE this district's students and entire community. And that Malone might be much more successful as board member than his children are at being spies.
Reality Bytes

Springfield, OH

#29196 Nov 15, 2013
reality wrote:
<quoted text>
One of Malone's butt-ugly kids tried to shadow us while we stumped for B/V.
Let us all pray that Ron Malone will actually SERVE this district's students and entire community. And that Malone might be much more successful as board member than his children are at being spies.
Stay alert voters, that you are not so "heavenly minded" that
you are no are no earthly good in the challenges that lie ahead in the Board Room, Standing Up for Kids, and Putting Ron Malone in
his place as only ONE of the FIVE "sitting" BOE elected officials. There is NO room for Malone's Micro-managing of our board, by his futile attempts to "re-define" the role of the board member,so that Malone's Union Shop Tunnel Vision of Failed Practices will "FIT IN." ...and that's just not going to happen.

No need to pray that Ron Malone will CHANGE his lazy-minded
"union shop" status quo ways, now that the popularity contest is over and he has only achieved Number Two spot.

.... and that means Mr. Malone is going to have to try harder
to micro-manage the financial expertise and business management leadership skills of the THREE majority board members, Mr. Rigano, Mr. Petroni, and Mr. Anderson....and that's just not going to happen.

.... Community taxpayers are optomistic that once Mr. Malone wakes up from his delusions of insane popularity, he will have to face Today's reality that he is not in high school anymore, the good old boys union shop is out of business permanently, and he now is accountable for his "performances" to the Community of ALL taxpaying constituents, forcing him to LISTEN to the NEEDS of the Community, in addition to the WANTS of all our school employees.

Mr. Malone has a proven record of RELUCTANCE to use his ABILITY
putting our Students First on his priority list of things to do to keep the Union Masters happy.... Taxpayers need to stay alert, stay engaged, stay to the Task of holding Malone accountable to either FIT IN with our current board's Fixing Budgets/Levy Alternatives winning agenda or GET OUT of our Board room.

There's no place in our children's 21st century education for setting up "union shops" first.
Boro Future Bright

Springfield, OH

#29197 Nov 15, 2013
I cannot keep up wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait a minute, I thought you all were so impressed with Malone that you wanted his expertise at all grade levels with central office???? I heard Kohls say so herself at the board meeting. Surely she wasn't LYING to the community, was she? Ohhh, I get it! This was just the usual spin this board puts on things when they're caught engaging in unethical behavior and NOT being transparent.
KOHLS, PETRONI, AND RIGANO: TOGETHER TOWARD THE DOOR!
For too long, the Springboro district appeared to work very well, but lacked clear direction. With no plan for textbooks, technology, capital imporvements, buses and more, there was no
larger course charted for our schools. There was no common sense.

Educate Springboro's common sense approach does not strip the district of its traditions or diversity. It does not ignore it's accomplishments and honors, including "Excellent with Distinction." It simply gives us a unifying direction that extends beyond any individual, building, or year.

A year ago, our district faced a sort of "perfect storm" with needs for everything from buses and books to technology and staffing coming to the surface at the same time. Through good management and some good fortune, our once rudderless ship emerged from that storm with clear leadership and direction. Clearly there are still challenges, but we are moving in the direction of putting Children First.

Even after plans to invest millions in technology, curriculum, buildings and buses, and even after providing every employee with raises, we are financially prespared to give something back to the taxpayer--to give back to our community by reducing their tax burden.

We are meeting and exceeding state mandates as well as local expectations. We are building a technology backbone, investing
in computers, curriculum, buses, and buildings -- we are putting children first.

Most important, we are being honest about what is needed through 2017! This is REFORM at the local level, and this IS working
together toward sustainability.

People in this community should take time out from their busy schedules to say THANK YOU to our current board and our school district staff for renewal levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million!

Thank You, Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Rigano, Mr. Petron, Mr. Miller, and
Mrs. Kull, AND Special Thanks to Our School Superintendent, Mr.Petry, and our Entire School district staff!
Quit talking in circles

Springfield, OH

#29198 Nov 15, 2013
Boro Future Bright wrote:
<quoted text>
For too long, the Springboro district appeared to work very well, but lacked clear direction. With no plan for textbooks, technology, capital imporvements, buses and more, there was no
larger course charted for our schools. There was no common sense.
Educate Springboro's common sense approach does not strip the district of its traditions or diversity. It does not ignore it's accomplishments and honors, including "Excellent with Distinction." It simply gives us a unifying direction that extends beyond any individual, building, or year.
A year ago, our district faced a sort of "perfect storm" with needs for everything from buses and books to technology and staffing coming to the surface at the same time. Through good management and some good fortune, our once rudderless ship emerged from that storm with clear leadership and direction. Clearly there are still challenges, but we are moving in the direction of putting Children First.
Even after plans to invest millions in technology, curriculum, buildings and buses, and even after providing every employee with raises, we are financially prespared to give something back to the taxpayer--to give back to our community by reducing their tax burden.
We are meeting and exceeding state mandates as well as local expectations. We are building a technology backbone, investing
in computers, curriculum, buses, and buildings -- we are putting children first.
Most important, we are being honest about what is needed through 2017! This is REFORM at the local level, and this IS working
together toward sustainability.
People in this community should take time out from their busy schedules to say THANK YOU to our current board and our school district staff for renewal levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million!
Thank You, Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Rigano, Mr. Petron, Mr. Miller, and
Mrs. Kull, AND Special Thanks to Our School Superintendent, Mr.Petry, and our Entire School district staff!
This is no way addresses the comments you're supposedly responding to...
Seriously

Dayton, OH

#29199 Nov 15, 2013
The Record Speaks wrote:
As the man who led our school district as high school principal for 13 years, Ron Malone held a special place of trust, authority, and influence in our community. How he chose to use those gifts is revealed in the public records reports of his professional peer reviewers, his superiors, and his own public pronouncements.
It is not as golden as you have been led to believe.
DECEMBER 2010 - Warren County Educational Service Center audit
report on SHS program of studies RECOMMENDATIONS page 13:
"Increase the number of students taking the HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORKS recommended curriculum/Ohio Core each year by at least 25 percent.
"Increase the percentage of students taking college preparatory courses. Eliminate any course offerings below the college preparatory level."
JANUARY 2012 - Superintendent Gene Lolli's annual performance evaluation of Mr. Malone notes:
"Mr. Malone does demonstrate the ability to affect change, but sometimes very reluctantly. It sometimes takes numerous requests by Superintendent before changes are implemented."
Mr. Malone needs to improve on getting request goals to the Superintendent in a timely fashion. Examples include: Requested schedule of events for delayed start at the beginning of the year, at semester, and last week and have not yet received. Also requested times and dates of all staff meetings and quarterly updates on the High Schools That Work per 2011-2012 job targets.
JANUARY 2013 - Warren County Educational Service Center audit report on SHS program of studies page 10:
"SHS still offers GENERAL LEVEL CLASSES (Algebra 1A and 1B, physical science, US History, and World History). Thus, not all students experience a college preparatory curriculum. Documents provided to the Technical Assistance Visiting (TAV Team indicate that contrary to the High Schools That Works philosophy, SHS believes that offering LOW-LEVEL COURSES is in the best interest of students. This belief, however, WAS NOT SUBSTANTIATED by research or data."
2013 US NEWS ranking of high schools in Ohio ranks King’s #23, Mason #35, Bellbrook#37, Brookville #41, Lebanon #48, Centerville #49, Waynesville #53, Monroe #90 and , and finally Springboro #97.
Given our district’s stated 40% gifted population, the fact that only 20% are on track to take A/P classes in high school, our district is severely underperforming compared to those districts around us in my opinion.
*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.
My conclusion is that Mr. Malone ran this high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tactic robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.
-Paid for by Doug Wiedeman, private citizen, just asking the questions and finding the answers.
So when you can't answer any questions or discount the facts that Malone, Stuckey, and Anderson won the three board seats fair and square, just keep repeating Doug's old facts that don't prove anything. You're seriously lame!

Springboro has spoken loud and clear - we want real transparency in the board room and we want the board to focus on the kids rather than some hidden agenda.
Boro Future Bright

Springfield, OH

#29200 Nov 15, 2013
For too long, the Springboro district appeared to work very well, but lacked clear direction. With no plan for textbooks, technology, capital imporvements, buses and more, there was no
larger course charted for our schools. There was no common sense.
Educate Springboro's common sense approach does not strip the district of its traditions or diversity. It does not ignore it's accomplishments and honors, including "Excellent with Distinction." It simply gives us a unifying direction that extends beyond any individual, building, or year.
A year ago, our district faced a sort of "perfect storm" with needs for everything from buses and books to technology and staffing coming to the surface at the same time. Through good management and some good fortune, our once rudderless ship emerged from that storm with clear leadership and direction. Clearly there are still challenges, but we are moving in the direction of putting Children First.
Even after plans to invest millions in technology, curriculum, buildings and buses, and even after providing every employee with raises, we are financially prespared to give something back to the taxpayer--to give back to our community by reducing their tax burden.
We are meeting and exceeding state mandates as well as local expectations. We are building a technology backbone, investing
in computers, curriculum, buses, and buildings -- we are putting children first.
Most important, we are being honest about what is needed through 2017! This is REFORM at the local level, and this IS working
together toward sustainability.
People in this community should take time out from their busy schedules to say THANK YOU to our current board and our school district staff for renewal levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million!
Thank You, Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Rigano, Mr. Petroni, Mr. Miller, and
Mrs. Kull, AND Special Thanks to Our School Superintendent, Mr.Petry, and our Entire School district staff!
Boro Future Bright

Springfield, OH

#29201 Nov 15, 2013
For too long, the Springboro district appeared to work very well, but lacked clear direction. With no plan for textbooks, technology, capital imporvements, buses and more, there was no
larger course charted for our schools. There was no common sense.

Educate Springboro's common sense approach does not strip the district of its traditions or diversity. It does not ignore it's accomplishments and honors, including "Excellent with Distinction." It simply gives us a unifying direction that extends beyond any individual, building, or year.

A year ago, our district faced a sort of "perfect storm" with needs for everything from buses and books to technology and staffing coming to the surface at the same time. Through good management and some good fortune, our once rudderless ship emerged from that storm with clear leadership and direction. Clearly there are still challenges, but we are moving in the direction of putting Children First.

Even after plans to invest millions in technology, curriculum, buildings and buses, and even after providing every employee with raises, we are financially prespared to give something back to the taxpayer--to give back to our community by reducing their tax burden.

We are meeting and exceeding state mandates as well as local expectations. We are building a technology backbone, investing
in computers, curriculum, buses, and buildings -- we are putting children first.

Most important, we are being honest about what is needed through 2017! This is REFORM at the local level, and this IS working
together toward sustainability.

People in this community should take time out from their busy schedules to say THANK YOU to our current board and our school district staff for renewal levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million!

Thank You, Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Rigano, Mr. Petroni, Mr. Miller, and
Mrs. Kull, AND Special Thanks to Our School Superintendent, Mr.Petry, and our Entire School district staff!

I cannot keep up

Springfield, OH

#29202 Nov 15, 2013
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text>
So when you can't answer any questions or discount the facts that Malone, Stuckey, and Anderson won the three board seats fair and square, just keep repeating Doug's old facts that don't prove anything. You're seriously lame!
Springboro has spoken loud and clear - we want real transparency in the board room and we want the board to focus on the kids rather than some hidden agenda.
Seriously, I don't know who you are but we need to be friends!
No debate means No choice

Tipp City, OH

#29203 Nov 15, 2013
I cannot keep up wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously, I don't know who you are but we need to be friends!
I agree. At the three of us I think we have doubled the number of posters on this forum. lol

And at the insistance of others I would like to thank our current BOE President/Majority.

Thanks for waking up this community. The "silent majority" spoke loudly this last election. MSA couldn't have done it without you!

No More Status Quo

Springfield, OH

#29204 Nov 16, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for waking up this community. The "silent majority" spoke loudly this last election. MSA couldn't have done it without you!
....

Totally agree with your MSA three ONE VOICE choice campaign, that the "silent majority" spoke loudly this last election.

Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners went to the polls and OVERWHELMINGLY voted our TRUST in our Children's First Budgeting board members, DAVID PETRONI and JIM RIGANO and Our Renewal Levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million. This is reform at the local level, and this is working together toward sustainability!
Special THANKS to our current board members and our new school superintendent and entire school district staff of administrators and ALL school employees! Thank You for CHOOSING to work in our school district, putting Students First while Maintaining Fiscal Integrity!

Three days before the election, people in this community FINALLY WOKE UP, FINALLY REALIZING that this November 2013 school board election was all about TWO retired educators, Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey, engaging in the OEA War of Words, attacking our school district Taxpayers and our current board's winning agenda of Children's First Budgeting; and our TWO school board Budget-Finance committee members, Mr. David Petroni and Mr. Jim Rigano.

FINALLY THE "SILENT MAJORITY" of 6086 voters got the message that voters did not have to feel obligated to vote for THREE, nor TWO, but all that was needed was JUST ONE VOTE for Charles Anderson... the only ONE needed to push the "retired educators" into the minority in our boardroom of FIVE elected officials.

JUST THREE DAYS before the election, the petty complaints of the
MSA campaign AGAINST a SIGN educating Springboro voters that the ONE candidate, Charles Anderson, would have a broader VISION
of Today and the Future of our Schools and Community, as a
successful BUSINESS MAN in our community; than the two retired
educators, Ron Malone and David Stuckey, whose only experiences
in financial management are those tunnel-vision union shop practicies of a continuous stream of new levies, whether or not there is a real NEED to increase taxes. And the silent majority
possessed enough common sense to know what we had to do at the polls on November 5th and we now claim VICTORY for voting Number One for community business man Charles Anderson over two retired educators, Ron Malone and David Stuckey.

There is no room in our school board business of educating ALL students (to their highest academic potential while maintaining fiscal integrity) for the petty grievances of the Ron Malone
SHS Union Shop business. Lone Ron Malone's micro-managing business
of his union shop is now shut down; and board member elect Ron Malone is only ONE voice among FIVE voices on the BOE, and ALL
FIVE VOICES of the BOE are ACCOUNTABLE to listen to the needs of
BOTH the school community of employees AND the entire community of their taxpaying constituents.

Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey share the same old outdated status quo business as usual vision of our children's 21st Century QUALITY classroom education with QUALITY Professional Educators for ALL STUDENTS in EACH ONE of our Springboro schools classrooms.
None of the other THREE board members, David Petroni, Jim Rigano, Charles Anderson, are burdened with the collective political baggage of voting with Mr. Malone to "re-define the role of the board member, Thus putting the re-emphasis on the "educators first" with our Students First school tax dollars.
SOS to Ron Malone: NO MORE STATUS QUO TUNNEL VISION!

Look at Today and the Future!... and that's a Boro Future Bright thing!
Boro Future Bright

Springfield, OH

#29205 Nov 16, 2013
For too long, the Springboro district appeared to work very well, but lacked clear direction. With no plan for textbooks, technology, capital imporvements, buses and more, there was no
larger course charted for our schools. There was no common sense.

Educate Springboro's common sense approach does not strip the district of its traditions or diversity. It does not ignore it's accomplishments and honors, including "Excellent with Distinction." It simply gives us a unifying direction that extends beyond any individual, building, or year.

A year ago, our district faced a sort of "perfect storm" with needs for everything from buses and books to technology and staffing coming to the surface at the same time. Through good management and some good fortune, our once rudderless ship emerged from that storm with clear leadership and direction. Clearly there are still challenges, but we are moving in the direction of putting Children First.

Even after plans to invest millions in technology, curriculum, buildings and buses, and even after providing every employee with raises, we are financially prespared to give something back to the taxpayer--to give back to our community by reducing their tax burden.

We are meeting and exceeding state mandates as well as local expectations. We are building a technology backbone, investing
in computers, curriculum, buses, and buildings -- we are putting children first.

Most important, we are being honest about what is needed through 2017! This is REFORM at the local level, and this IS working
together toward sustainability.

People in this community should take time out from their busy schedules to say THANK YOU to our current board and our school district staff for renewal levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million!

Thank You, Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Rigano, Mr. Petroni, Mr. Miller, and
Mrs. Kull, AND Special Thanks to Our School Superintendent, Mr.Petry, and our Entire School district staff!

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