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Wow Wow Wow wrote:
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.
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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%.
So very true!! They try SO HARD to spin those numbers, don't they?
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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!
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!
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So very true!! They try SO HARD to spin those numbers, don't they?
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.
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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!
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!!
No debate means No choice

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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.
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...
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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.
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!
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THE COMMUNITY HAS SPOKEN. YOU NEED TO LISTEN.
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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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.
And just how many signatures on petitions did our BOE president collect for Mr. A?

Also according to the ES website:
"The 2013 Board of Education campaign is taking shape in Springboro, and there is a clear theme emerging from three of the candidates. The opposition’s run for school board seems to be fueled by fear. It is dark and angry — promising to bring calm to a storm. "
Wonder what 3 candidates they are talking about?

Of course you can also find the following: "While the Board of Education has made missteps in the past year and a half, they were made in a public and transparent fashion."
ES admitting the current board had "missteps" (it is stated several times on their site).

Can't overlook "And for those of us who enjoy politics and government, it is the only time of year when our communities engage in truly open debate." Considering only 3 candidates showed up for the debates. So maybe they should have stated "it is the only time of year when our communities (minus 2) engage in truly open debate."

So basically even on the ES website one can see the schizophrenia that the posters have. One minute bashing "three candidates" and then all of a sudden embrasing one of them.

And they wonder why the community doesn't trust them.
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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!!
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.
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Just Listening. So tell me now, which one of Principal Rons's kids on this blog has totaled spreading the most lies?
Not to interject, but last I checked ballots are counted, not lies. And the ballots were very clear in their top 3 choices.(And ES only got 1 of them right. That is once they started supporting A on Oct. 23, before that they were talking about the "three other candidates" Way to pick your horse 7/8 of the way through the race.)
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The current school board is even losing this precious Topix board!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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

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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.
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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

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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.

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