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In the Direction of Hope

Springfield, OH

#29819 Dec 26, 2013
get a clue wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong, GBT? Are you feeling as though you're headed in the Direction of the Vastly Outnumbered?
The majority For S-U-R-E is headed in the wrong direction of back to status quo; but that's really no reason for real winners to just "go along to get along." There's always hope that our
two retired educators can learn new skills of broader vision; but not to worry since they are
the two minority members of a five member Board, and we have all Only just begun.....
in the direction of common sense.

For too long, the Springboro district appeared to work very well, but it lacked clear direction. With no plan for textbooks, technology, capital improvements, buses and more, there was no larger curse 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 its 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.

In the November 14, 2013 issue of the Springboro Star Press, Charles Anderson said one of his goals while on the board is to continue the fiscal responsibility and to focus on the students and their needs, to make sure they have the opportunities for future education or to be gainfully employed. Sounds to me like Mr. Anderson is already on board with our current
board members, Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano; and that is the BOE majority with the financial expertise and business-wise leadership skills needed to prompt our two retired educators,
Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey (however reluctant the two may be) to stay on this new curse and move in the direction of Common Sense, Ethics, and Sound financial decisions for
our children, schools and community.
Come Grow With Us

Springfield, OH

#29820 Dec 26, 2013
..... in the direction of Sustainability!

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, our current board members, including David Petroni and Jim Rigano, are being honest about what is needed through 2017! This is Reform at the local level, and this is working together toward sustainability. We can't just invest in status quo; we
must invest in a Reform minded Vision for the future of our school children and community, putting Students First while maintaining fiscal integrity, with NO NEW TAXES for many years to come.
The Record Speaks Truth

Springfield, OH

#29821 Dec 26, 2013
The True History of a Man….through official documents written by third party observers. It is not as golden as you have bben led to believe.
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.
The recent note from Mr. Tom Isaacs of the Warren County Educational Service Center in defense of Mr. Malone is noteworthy in that it did not refute any of their prior conclusions or recommendations.
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.
Corruption

Springfield, OH

#29822 Dec 27, 2013
Schooled wrote:
The way you all post/talk makes me wonder if you realize that Dr. Malone, Mr. Stuckey and Mr. Anderson received almost 80% of the votes cast?!
You need to realize that you have no say except on this pathetic blog!
Thank goodness for Dr. Malone, Mr. Stuckey and Mr. Anderson - they will take back the School Board and make it ethical and run it with integrity!
I bet they feel like GODS now. I bet they feel compelled take from kids to give to adults.
Why not, that is exactly what they have done for years and now they all Stated in public that they would have not given back taxes and would have instead given the excess money to more for the adults. I see them as very selfish union monsters stepping on children to get their fellow hungry monsters more of the pie. As we get our food from the food bank, they salavate for the money. What will they do when the new pipeline comes in? Will they roll it back to taxpayers or will they gobble it up for themselves? Smile Malone maybe they won't notice their children getting stepped on and their future paying your relatives before they feed their own children. Remember, the tax man gets paid first.
Uno Voter

Springfield, OH

#29823 Dec 27, 2013
Oh please wrote:
Kelly Kohls and her cohorts need to quit playing the victim, constantly referring to the community's bullying of her at board meetings. She works for US, and if she would ever listen to her constituents, we would not have to speak out at board meetings against her. In fact, Kohls, Rigano, and Petroni are the bullies, using their political positions to further their personal agendas.
Well, the community has had enough and apparently bullied her right out of office. It's a shame she knew better than to run because no she can still be a legend in her own mind rather than knowing that MSA kicked her butt. Oh well, the community knows the truth!
Good riddance, Ms. Kohls! And Petroni and Rigano might as well start packing!
Kelly Kohls and her cohorts are not playing the victim, and Kelly Kohls has never played the Victim; It is agreed that the OEA war of words has bullied (in the board room, in the community and around the state) the Reform-Minded Vision of board member, Kelly Kohls
(along with David Petroni and Jim Rigano) protesting against our school district's winning agenda of Children First Budgeting; Vowing vote for revenge to re-instate Malone's old
status quo business as usual failed practices of the past.

Rarely do we see elected officials being honest with the community about the real needs
of financing our local governments; but that's just the kind of BOE leaders that Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Petroni, and Mr. Rigano are proving themselves to be; and how fortunate for Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners! Mrs. Kohls was the first ever BOE elected official to say in public meeting that board members should listen to the COMMUNITY OF TAXPAYERS in addition to listening to the Community of School employees.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, to Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Petroni, and Mr. Rigano for
asking the tough question, from the inside, on important issues to those on the outside.
Thank You for questioning the Pay to Play fees; Thank You for questioning the poor
performance of the former high school principal. Thank You for doing the right thing for
our school children and community, even when it wasn't the popular thing with the
SEA opposition to putting Students First while maintaining fiscal integrity.

It is NOT TRUE that Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Petroni, and Mr. Rigano are bullies, using their
political positions to further their personal agendas. It is NOT TRUE that the OEA war of words bullied Mrs. Kohls out of office. And it is NOT TRUE that MSA kicked her "butt."
(How pathetic is that image in that it took THREE OLD MEN to kick the "butt" of One
Strong Conservative Woman! Where are the bragging rights in that pretend victory!)

The way I see it, the campaign against Ron Malone's failed leadership practices in our
school district has only just begun, now that he is an elected official, and accountable to
listening to all his Constituents recommendations. The way I see it, Mr.Malone will need the help of several "hearing aides" to listen to the "community" as effectively as Springboro parent, Kelly Kohls listens to the needs of our school children and community.

Based on Mr. Malone's TRUE HISTORY of his job performance reviews (which are available to the public), Malone reluctantly responds to challenges from his professional peers to "raise the bar" ..... Most likely our BOE majority members (Mr. Anderson, Mr. Petroni, and Mr. Rigano) will need to repeatedly prompt retired educator Mr .Malone to get on board with the current board's successful reform minded vision for our 21st century classroom education NEEDS for our school children, putting STUDENTS first, while maintaining fiscal integrity, with NO NEW TAXES needed for many years to come.
lol in boro

Springfield, OH

#29824 Dec 27, 2013
It is NOT TRUE that Mrs. Kohls, Mr. Petroni, and Mr. Rigano are bullies, using their
political positions to further their personal agendas. It is NOT TRUE that the OEA war of words bullied Mrs. Kohls out of office. And it is NOT TRUE that MSA kicked her "butt."
(How pathetic is that image in that it took THREE OLD MEN to kick the "butt" of One
Strong Conservative Woman! Where are the bragging rights in that pretend victory!)

Don' t Miss the Continuing Soap Opera Coming to the Springboro
Board room in 2014.... as Three Old Men take on the challenge of Bullying ONE strong Springboro Mom, Kelly Kohls!
Stay Alert Voters

Springfield, OH

#29825 Dec 27, 2013
Stay With Us! Common sense voters are VERY optimistic that our three board members (Mr. Anderson, Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano) with their private sector Business-Wise financial expertise, are Eager and Able to role model our school district's winning agenda of
Children First Budgeting, thus influencing our Two Minority Retired Educators (Ron Malone and David Stuckey) to let go of old status quo failed practices of the past, and Stay on this new course of reform minded leadership for our children, schools and community!

That's what Springboro's Common Sense Voters chose in their Number One selection of electing our community business man, Charles Anderson, to serve on the board with David Petroni and Jim Rigano.......... in the direction of OPPORTUNITY for Everyone -- Our Students! Our Teachers! Our Families! Our Community!

Even national leaders (including Mr. Duncan) are educating our NEA that we can't just invest in Status Quo -- we Must Invest in a Reform Minded VISION!

Inquiring minds would ask those on this blog (who are severely misled by the insane popularity of Ron Malone's
status quo, business as usual, running our high school like a union shop), "Do You Really BELIEVE that Ron Malone's Motives for Service is All About Putting our Students FIRST while maintaining fiscal integrity?" And another question "Why did Ron Malone fail to
accept the March 2012 challenge of opportunity which was offered him by the promotion to bigger responsibility-bigger opportunity in the District Office position?" and "Why did Ron Malone admit in the Springboro Life magazine last May 2013 that his skill set in education leadership did NOT fit with the new reform minded philosophy of our current boards VISION for our children's 21st century education?"

Now that Mr. Malone has won only Second Place as most popular board representative, on name recognition only as the insanely popular "has been" a high school principal for the PAST 13 years;

perhaps Inquiring Minds can now ask Mr. Malone these questions in the board room, so that all of Malone's constituents can finally learn the TRUTH about the problem at the high school that led the Board to ask Malone to move to district offices.
No Trust No Respect Due

Springfield, OH

#29826 Dec 27, 2013
In the November 14 issue of Star Press, Malone said he is grateful to the community that they have trust in himself, Anderson and Stuckey, who ran on the same platform....

Excuse Me, Mr. Malone..... with No Trust No Respect Due to
your True History "job performance" of running our high school like a union shop (which you kept "hidden" during your school board campaign) you have lost the special place of trust, authority, and influence in our community that you once held in the past. And as only ONE of the FIVE school board members, you have only ONE voice just like the others, and you are the only ONE who is held responsible for your own misallocation of district and taxpayer resources during the time you were employed in our taxpayer-funded Springboro schools.
Time to get real, Mr. Malone. There is no place for your false claims
of the "MSA platform of trust" in OUR board room. Just like in the
farmer in the dell, the time has now come for old man malone to stand alone in the board room; answering the questions of all taxpayers;
being held accountable only for his own bad choices and past failed practices; causing the most suffering among the least of these.....
our Gifted and those in need of Early Intervention.
get a clue

Springfield, OH

#29827 Dec 27, 2013
In the Direction of Hope wrote:
<quoted text>
The majority For S-U-R-E is headed in the wrong direction of back to status quo; but that's really no reason for real winners to just "go along to get along." There's always hope that our
two retired educators can learn new skills of broader vision; but not to worry since they are
the two minority members of a five member Board, and we have all Only just begun.....
in the direction of common sense.
Malone? Stuckey?..."two minority members of a five member Board"?

BAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA !!!

Obviously you are thoroughly enjoying the reefer Santa dropped down your chimney.
get real

Springfield, OH

#29828 Dec 27, 2013
Misinformation YET AGAIN wrote:
<quoted text>
When will your side QUIT LYING and misrepresenting information? Tim Isaacs specifically stated that for the Bitner/Vaughn campaign and its supporters to use this report in a negative fashion is uncalled for. He stated that Dr. Malone was a willing participant and the purpose was the continuous improvement of the district. This shows that Dr. Malone was always willing to look for ways to improve his school for the kids. Why twist it? Tom Isaacs stated that without question, Springboro was one of the best around under Malone's leadership.
So quit twisting information. The people of Springboro are smarter than you give them credit for (as shown on their overwhelming support of change in the form of MSA.
Tim Issacs, aka, Tom Issacs can not now take back his words just because he does not like the fact that his report is being seen by community members, parents and students. Is he now saying hedid not tell the truth? NO he is saying that he did not mean for all of us to see te report. Too bad Tim or Tom. The truth is the truth. Malone was keeping our kids from excelling. Malone would not offer our kids any dual credit courses, 0 dual credit until this year. All oter schools in Warren County have dual credit couses even the Warren County Career Center. OMG why can he smile at them as he denies them a chance to go further. A smile takes the place of real education. Man our students have been so indoctrinated the don't even know when they aregetting screwed. Ask them why the voted for him and they tell you cuz, duhhhh. Cuz their teacher told them to vote fer him. Ask them did you know you were getting screwed out of AP, PSEO and dual credit opportunities and they say well, it does not matter cuz he smiled at me and I can't live without that smile and he knew my name. Maybe we should try to get a hold of these poor students that were made fools of and see if they survived their first year without his smiling face. Ask them how they feel now? Ask them ifthey feel guilty that he will now make decisions fr thekids in the whole district. All I can say is get your kids out of this place.
Malone is not alone

Springfield, OH

#29829 Dec 27, 2013
Lisa

www.youtube.com/watch... Lisa Babb on Creationism

Evolution vs God

You call yourslf a Christian? You essentialy said don't bring that stuff in these buildings it does not belong here. Glad this teacher thinks so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch... teacher teaching controversial topics Oh my

Kinda like this guy Dave Silverman http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Lisa you and Coleen Bowman, you know wife of the David Boman that hates consevatives are the only ones in Springboro interviewed that thin that our chidren don't need that stinking talk of faith in these buildings. You are all Fake Chistians

http://www.youtube.com/watch... Creationism report

http://www.youtube.com/watch... Oh Lisa watch this

isa is your anger for nbot getting electe interfeering with your principles? It appears so. We have seen the tape of you walking out while Dr.Kohls poke of her concern for our children. You were filled with such disrespect you could not force yourself to be a Christian there either. You go to our church and I am embrrased for our church. our face was up front leaving as she spoke. I can't look at you now in church without feeling unChristian about you. TYo need to stop betrayig your faith and our kids. I am glad you were not elected.
Not alone

Springfield, OH

#29830 Dec 27, 2013
Hey don't foreget about her statements in th paper about how people just need to get their prorities right and think of the kids. That was code for just stop going out to eat and pay up to her and her teacher buddies.

Her statements in the DDN article was that she still sees people going out to dinner so they can pay more taxes, take = still bleed more. What a insenative ____.
Ill bet she is so embarrased about ridiculing this community for not giving more money as these poor people were losing money, having their homes foreclosed on and lost their jobs and the teachers were still having the gravy train benefits and step raises of 4%. All the while saying that the district was so broke they had to make class sizes larger ( a lie), could not afford to safely transport our students ( a lie), could not afford field trips ( a lie), had to cut back on gifted services and special (a lie), could not buy new textbooks( a lie), could not afford materials for the classroom (a lie), could no fix leaking roofs or leaking windows ( a lie). If you are not embarrased for working the levy, and making cruel statements to the newspaper, you should be.

You and Malone are a match. You both worked over this community and these poor students and their families for many years now.

You both worked or 5 levies that were not necessary. Now he and you hav said, in public, that you don't think the district should have reduced taxes but keep giving raises to the overpaid and underworked TEAHERS. So nieither of yu believe that the taxpayers, parents and students deserve a break when we have more money than expected. You, Malone, Stucky and Anderson and ED Wade nd Jason Gabbard are bed fellows. It comesdown to screw the taxpayers all you can for your buddies. After all, its for he kis or fo you safety right? OoPS I just threw up.
Embarrassed boosters

Springfield, OH

#29831 Dec 27, 2013
Oh please wrote:
Kelly Kohls and her cohorts need to quit playing the victim, constantly referring to the community's bullying of her at board meetings. She works for US, and if she would ever listen to her constituents, we would not have to speak out at board meetings against her. In fact, Kohls, Rigano, and Petroni are the bullies, using their political positions to further their personal agendas.
Well, the community has had enough and apparently bullied her right out of office. It's a shame she knew better than to run because no she can still be a legend in her own mind rather than knowing that MSA kicked her butt. Oh well, the community knows the truth!
Good riddance, Ms. Kohls! And Petroni and Rigano might as well start packing!
AKM is this you? Nice job but, you sound really hateful, here maybe that is why we can't get parents to work for the boosters. So these three also made fools of the boosters when they revealed the embezzelment. You of all people should be happy they did, not mad at them for it. It is hard to admitt it was not for the kids but really, get over it now and move on. I understand your humiliation, I am also, we should have done more ourselves to stop the theft and lies. Your anger is hurting everyone as well as the student athletes you serve. NFSS and the boosters and the unions are bullies.
Why worry

Springfield, OH

#29832 Dec 27, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>
They can't stop. They seem to run by the Faux News standard that no matter how big the lie, the more you repeat it over and over and over, eventually it becomes the truth.
Their ramblings here have NO bearing on ANYTHING. The last election showed CLEARLY that those against MSA are in a minority.
It has come to pass that most people here ignore anything that starts out with ANY of the following
"In the direction of....."
" WE BELIEVE"
"Come Grow with Us"
or
"As the man who led our school district "
The only ones not ignoring these posts are the ones writing them.
This constant bloviation has been going on since before the election. It had no bearing on the majority then and continues to have no bearing on the majority now.
They are the ones who spoke out for B/V and they still have no clue how to get a message accross. The failed then, they are failing now and they will continue to fail because the people of our community have seen the truth and no longer buy in to their lies.
And we have the VOTES to prove it.
Spoken like a pro. For 4 years your side has lied. Lied to parents, Springboro citizens, and students. Now you lied to past students. When they find out how badly they were lied to they will regret their vote. The No voters did not vote because they did not disagree with this renewal levy and Kohls was not on the ballot so there was no reason for them to go to the ballot box. The community stayed home and the victims (past students) and union voted. Poor students, they have been used again. Your lies proved successful, bravo! Hey Malone, ACORN has nothing on your group. Bussed them in from under the bridges, shelters and their colleges, you have to be proud.
Malone, Stucky and Anderson represent the majority inside the district only. They do not represent any of the majority outside the district. You will see. They will preach to their harem and they will clapp their hands off. It is exactly where we were 4 years ago and guess what no levies passed. Not a new concept, The union can get people elected just can't pass a levy. Now that this community know how the union supported board member screw the kids it won't go unnoticed again.
You are referring to Educate Springboro- I love that web site, I learn a lot from them.
Stand Up For Kids

Springfield, OH

#29833 Dec 27, 2013
get a clue wrote:
<quoted text>
Malone? Stuckey?..."two minority members of a five member Board"?
BAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA !!!
Obviously you are thoroughly enjoying the reefer Santa dropped down your chimney.
Nothing but Coal in the Christmas stockings for Ron Malone and David Stuckey;
the only TWO retired educators, who have no place in our board room, except in
the direction of the minority of a five member board, THREE of whom are successful
business men in the private sector. Springboro Voters have not elected a "union controlled" board and the "union" will NOT control the votes of the majority of THREE elected officials whose Vote is NOT for sale to the union masters..... and that is putting our Students 21st Century Classroom Education First, with quality Teachers in every classroom, living within
our Children First Budget with No New Taxes needed for many years.....Just Priceless!
No Trust No Respect Due

Springfield, OH

#29834 Dec 27, 2013
get real wrote:
<quoted text>
Tim Issacs, aka, Tom Issacs can not now take back his words just because he does not like the fact that his report is being seen by community members, parents and students. Is he now saying hedid not tell the truth? NO he is saying that he did not mean for all of us to see te report. Too bad Tim or Tom. The truth is the truth. Malone was keeping our kids from excelling. Malone would not offer our kids any dual credit courses, 0 dual credit until this year. All oter schools in Warren County have dual credit couses even the Warren County Career Center. OMG why can he smile at them as he denies them a chance to go further. A smile takes the place of real education. Man our students have been so indoctrinated the don't even know when they aregetting screwed. Ask them why the voted for him and they tell you cuz, duhhhh. Cuz their teacher told them to vote fer him. Ask them did you know you were getting screwed out of AP, PSEO and dual credit opportunities and they say well, it does not matter cuz he smiled at me and I can't live without that smile and he knew my name. Maybe we should try to get a hold of these poor students that were made fools of and see if they survived their first year without his smiling face. Ask them how they feel now? Ask them ifthey feel guilty that he will now make decisions fr thekids in the whole district. All I can say is get your kids out of this place.
Why should we deprive OUR kids of a great education that OUR Springboro Taxpayers are already paying for? All I can say is:

WHY NOT GET MALONE OUT OF OUR BOARD ROOM? WHY SHOULD MALONE BE GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO MISALLOCATE OUR
SCHOOL DISTRICT/TAXPAYER RESOURCES AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL LIKE HE DID AS A PRINCIPAL RUNNING OUR HIGH SCHOOL LIKE A UNION SHOP? ALL I CAN SAY IS WHY NOT DEMAND AT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD MEETING THAT MR. MALONE JUST STEPS DOWN; OBVIOUSLY, HE IS JUST TOO WEAK MINDED TO
STAND UP FOR OUR KIDS FIRST!
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#29835 Dec 28, 2013
The Record Speaks Truth 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.
Misinformation YET AGAIN wrote:
<quoted text>
When will your side QUIT LYING and misrepresenting information?
When will you begin answering the facts with your interpretation? USNEWS places us well behind a number of local school districts, how are they lying to us? A check of the records shows that we had classes with 10 or fewer students in them when other more needed programs went unfunded for lack of resources. Why? Classes that could help our families and children get ahead were discouraged or never pursued, ie PSEO or dual credit courses for college? How is that helping our kids? Bribing kids with no finals if they come to school each day bolsters our state attendance record and monies received, but how does that enhance a child's education? It doesn't.
No Trust No Respect Due

Springfield, OH

#29836 Dec 28, 2013
Embarrassed boosters wrote:
<quoted text>
AKM is this you? Nice job but, you sound really hateful, here maybe that is why we can't get parents to work for the boosters. So these three also made fools of the boosters when they revealed the embezzelment. You of all people should be happy they did, not mad at them for it. It is hard to admitt it was not for the kids but really, get over it now and move on. I understand your humiliation, I am also, we should have done more ourselves to stop the theft and lies. Your anger is hurting everyone as well as the student athletes you serve. NFSS and the boosters and the unions are bullies.
No Trust No Respect Due any Springboro Booster/Springboro Parent who abuses public participation privileges in our school board business meetings to harass and bully OUR BOE elected officials, even crossing the line of civility, even demanding resignation!

No Trust No Respect Due any Springboro citizen and Member of the Clergy who abuses his moral authority in the community by publicly condemning the BOE's decision to open up job applications for the available position of Sports Coach; even saying it would be a sin
NOT to give the job to Troy Holtrey; even though Troy Holtrey had the same opportunity to
apply for the job as was given to others who were interested in the job.

No Trust No Respect Due any Springboro parent who defends the Boosters violations
of their own by-laws and policies by publicly declaring in school board business meeting that the Boosters were OK with Transparency, but that the sports coaches should have the right to spend the money their way (even if it isn't the right way for our students who play sports).

No Trust No Respect Due any Springboro Citizen or School Employee who participates in the politics of personal destruction, spreading lies that BOE elected officials (who are doing what's right for our school children and community) are hurting our kids with their reform minded vision of children first budgeting, putting priority on highest academic achievement potential for all students, raising the bar for all students and teachers, while maintaining fiscal integrity. Putting priority on highest academic achievement potential and fiscal responsibility is what our school superintendent and current board members stand for.... and that's what Springboro Families and Community Taxpayers stand for. Inquiring minds are wondering exactly what does retired educator Ron Malone stand for, as an elected BOE official who
is now accountable to all Constituents, including those whom Mr. Malone has spread lies about throughout our community, falsely accusing them of trying to push him out of his job; and those whom Mr. Malone has falsely accused of sitting in HIS parking lot, watching HIS staff.
Lt Dan

Delphos, OH

#29837 Dec 29, 2013
Yet more Bravo Sierra.
Worth Repeating

Springfield, OH

#29838 Dec 29, 2013
Not alone wrote:
Hey don't foreget about her statements in th paper about how people just need to get their prorities right and think of the kids. That was code for just stop going out to eat and pay up to her and her teacher buddies.
Her statements in the DDN article was that she still sees people going out to dinner so they can pay more taxes, take = still bleed more. What a insenative ____.
Ill bet she is so embarrased about ridiculing this community for not giving more money as these poor people were losing money, having their homes foreclosed on and lost their jobs and the teachers were still having the gravy train benefits and step raises of 4%. All the while saying that the district was so broke they had to make class sizes larger ( a lie), could not afford to safely transport our students ( a lie), could not afford field trips ( a lie), had to cut back on gifted services and special (a lie), could not buy new textbooks( a lie), could not afford materials for the classroom (a lie), could no fix leaking roofs or leaking windows ( a lie). If you are not embarrased for working the levy, and making cruel statements to the newspaper, you should be.
You and Malone are a match. You both worked over this community and these poor students and their families for many years now.
You both worked or 5 levies that were not necessary. Now he and you hav said, in public, that you don't think the district should have reduced taxes but keep giving raises to the overpaid and underworked TEAHERS. So nieither of yu believe that the taxpayers, parents and students deserve a break when we have more money than expected. You, Malone, Stucky and Anderson and ED Wade nd Jason Gabbard are bed fellows. It comesdown to screw the taxpayers all you can for your buddies. After all, its for he kis or fo you safety right? OoPS I just threw up.
.....After all, it's for the kids, Or for your Safety, right?

People in this community need to question the motives for S-U-R-E of our former high school principal, Ron Malone, now that he is an elected official, under scrutiny of Transparency in the board room beginning January 2014. Finally, WE THE PEOPLE, will have OUR three minutes of face time to INTERROGATE the our good old boy, the OLD DR. MALONE!

Keep Watching! How long do you think it will take our insanely popular has been a princiPAL to bring our Students to center stage in the board room, again, in their attempts to convince
Springboro Taxpayers that our student's Education cannot THRIVE without re-instating Malone's status quo past failed practices of running our high school like a union shop;
making up low quality classes with scant demand to hire Union teachers of forced unionization contracts, paying big Union dues to the profit of the Union masters?

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