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Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies

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All Good Wishes

Springfield, OH

#30834 Mar 1, 2014
stones wrote:
<quoted text>
yep, Malone is doing quite well I am sure.
All Good Wishes go out to Mr. Malone for a speedy recovery from his surgery.
Take Care.....

Ron Malone for S-U-R-E is doing quite well and already up to his old status quo politics of personal destruction against his professional peers in the board room, using the voice
of board president, Charles Anderson.
boohoo

Dayton, OH

#30835 Mar 1, 2014
All Good Wishes wrote:
<quoted text>
All Good Wishes go out to Mr. Malone for a speedy recovery from his surgery.
Take Care.....
Ron Malone for S-U-R-E is doing quite well and already up to his old status quo politics of personal destruction against his professional peers in the board room, using the voice
of board president, Charles Anderson.
hope he wakes up with a conscience...otherwise the operation was a failure.
Just Curious

Springfield, OH

#30836 Mar 1, 2014
teaching R kids 2 cheat wrote:
According to a district document, Springboro high school health teacher Molly Wray used contact information improperly obtained from old parent permission slips to send a mass email to Springboro High School graduates last August, encouraging them to vote in the upcoming school board election. She also encouraged the graduates to access her Facebook page, where she posted endorsements for three candidates opposing the conservative candidates.
Springboro Treasurer Terrah Floyd acknowledges that the student information Wray used to send her email was protected under Ohio state law and the federal government’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In other words, Wray illegally copied email addresses from confidential district records.
Despite the improper use of protected information for personal and political reasons, the only disciplinary action Springboro school leaders apparently took against Wray was to place a “letter of understanding” in her personnel file that gently reminds the veteran educator to maintain a “professional” relationship with former students.
Wray’s email to students last August mentioned three separate reasons for writing. The first two involved school and alumni news. The third item – which accounted for 50 percent of the email – dealt with a district levy renewal vote and the hotly contested Nov. 5 school board races.
“It is VERY important to vote on November 5th if you are still a Springboro resident,” Wray wrote, according to a copy of the email provided to EAGnews.“YOUR VOTE COUNTS and just may be the difference maker on November 5th.”
The veteran educator then provided graduates with step-by-step instructions for when, where and how they could register to vote in the election. She also encouraged readers to “share this with your Springboro contacts so that (they) see it, use it, and share it too! THANKS!!!”
While Wray stopped short of endorsing any candidates in the August email, she did encourage former students to look her up on Facebook, where she posted two items on the day before the election formally endorsing the three candidates who went on to win their races.
After the results were announced on election night, Wray posted a “thank you” to Springboro voters for electing the three candidates and passing the levy renewal.
District leaders placed a “letter of understanding” in Wray’s personnel file late last month that very gently reminded the veteran educator that district employees are encouraged “to maintain professional relationships with prior students” and “to ensure that the individuals contacted have given permission for you to contact them.”
District officials apparently view the email as a harmless reminder containing a class reunion announcement and a nonpartisan reminder to vote in the November election. They obviously saw no harm or foul when she encouraged the potential voters to refer to her Facebook site for more details – or recommendations.
Is this teacher Molly Wray related to the DE principal Sandra Wray?
Just Curious

Springfield, OH

#30838 Mar 1, 2014
teaching R kids 2 cheat wrote:
According to a district document, Springboro high school health teacher Molly Wray used contact information improperly obtained from old parent permission slips to send a mass email to Springboro High School graduates last August, encouraging them to vote in the upcoming school board election. She also encouraged the graduates to access her Facebook page, where she posted endorsements for three candidates opposing the conservative candidates.
Springboro Treasurer Terrah Floyd acknowledges that the student information Wray used to send her email was protected under Ohio state law and the federal government’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In other words, Wray illegally copied email addresses from confidential district records.
Despite the improper use of protected information for personal and political reasons, the only disciplinary action Springboro school leaders apparently took against Wray was to place a “letter of understanding” in her personnel file that gently reminds the veteran educator to maintain a “professional” relationship with former students.
Wray’s email to students last August mentioned three separate reasons for writing. The first two involved school and alumni news. The third item – which accounted for 50 percent of the email – dealt with a district levy renewal vote and the hotly contested Nov. 5 school board races.
“It is VERY important to vote on November 5th if you are still a Springboro resident,” Wray wrote, according to a copy of the email provided to EAGnews.“YOUR VOTE COUNTS and just may be the difference maker on November 5th.”
The veteran educator then provided graduates with step-by-step instructions for when, where and how they could register to vote in the election. She also encouraged readers to “share this with your Springboro contacts so that (they) see it, use it, and share it too! THANKS!!!”
While Wray stopped short of endorsing any candidates in the August email, she did encourage former students to look her up on Facebook, where she posted two items on the day before the election formally endorsing the three candidates who went on to win their races.
After the results were announced on election night, Wray posted a “thank you” to Springboro voters for electing the three candidates and passing the levy renewal.
District leaders placed a “letter of understanding” in Wray’s personnel file late last month that very gently reminded the veteran educator that district employees are encouraged “to maintain professional relationships with prior students” and “to ensure that the individuals contacted have given permission for you to contact them.”
District officials apparently view the email as a harmless reminder containing a class reunion announcement and a nonpartisan reminder to vote in the November election. They obviously saw no harm or foul when she encouraged the potential voters to refer to her Facebook site for more details – or recommendations.
Just curious - Who are the Springboro school leaders who are responsible for reviewing the actions of teacher Molly Wray? Would Molly Wray be held accountable for this poor job performance on her teacher evaluations by the Principal of the building in which she teaches?
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30839 Mar 1, 2014
So true wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yes, of COURSE the retirees are doing it for the money. I mean, they were in such a selfish profession.
The retirees are about to save our schools from the claws of the Tea Party. It's about time!
We certainly could tolerate no more balanced budgets with surpluses, any more levies that reduce our taxes, reduced pay to participate fees, reduced school fees, restored busing, building maintenance that maintains our property, money and resources finally directed towards our gifted and early intervention programs in elementary schools, adding an ACT class, a true emphasis on early college credit programs through the high school, balancing our class sizes, and strengthening our curriculum, while upgrading our technology plan with 1100 new computers, laptops to every teacher, and a wireless plan in every building that ties it all together.

You are right, what could we possibly have been thinking to allow the previous board to do all of those things?
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30840 Mar 1, 2014
And of course I forgot the last board's Budget and Finance Committee led by David Petroni and Jim Rigano that finally brought to light the long term looting of the Boosters that was allowed to fester under the watchful eye of Mr. Malone and Mr Holtrey.
So true

Springfield, OH

#30841 Mar 1, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
And of course I forgot the last board's Budget and Finance Committee led by David Petroni and Jim Rigano that finally brought to light the long term looting of the Boosters that was allowed to fester under the watchful eye of Mr. Malone and Mr Holtrey.
You are seriously so full of shit. You just like to hear yourself talk. Get a life, would ya. Springboro doesn't give a shit about you or your money.
Enough

Springfield, OH

#30842 Mar 2, 2014
teaching R kids 2 cheat wrote:
According to a district document, Springboro high school health teacher Molly Wray used contact information improperly obtained from old parent permission slips to send a mass email to Springboro High School graduates last August, encouraging them to vote in the upcoming school board election. She also encouraged the graduates to access her Facebook page, where she posted endorsements for three candidates opposing the conservative candidates.
Springboro Treasurer Terrah Floyd acknowledges that the student information Wray used to send her email was protected under Ohio state law and the federal government’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In other words, Wray illegally copied email addresses from confidential district records.
Despite the improper use of protected information for personal and political reasons, the only disciplinary action Springboro school leaders apparently took against Wray was to place a “letter of understanding” in her personnel file that gently reminds the veteran educator to maintain a “professional” relationship with former students.
Wray’s email to students last August mentioned three separate reasons for writing. The first two involved school and alumni news. The third item – which accounted for 50 percent of the email – dealt with a district levy renewal vote and the hotly contested Nov. 5 school board races.
“It is VERY important to vote on November 5th if you are still a Springboro resident,” Wray wrote, according to a copy of the email provided to EAGnews.“YOUR VOTE COUNTS and just may be the difference maker on November 5th.”
The veteran educator then provided graduates with step-by-step instructions for when, where and how they could register to vote in the election. She also encouraged readers to “share this with your Springboro contacts so that (they) see it, use it, and share it too! THANKS!!!”
While Wray stopped short of endorsing any candidates in the August email, she did encourage former students to look her up on Facebook, where she posted two items on the day before the election formally endorsing the three candidates who went on to win their races.
After the results were announced on election night, Wray posted a “thank you” to Springboro voters for electing the three candidates and passing the levy renewal.
District leaders placed a “letter of understanding” in Wray’s personnel file late last month that very gently reminded the veteran educator that district employees are encouraged “to maintain professional relationships with prior students” and “to ensure that the individuals contacted have given permission for you to contact them.”
District officials apparently view the email as a harmless reminder containing a class reunion announcement and a nonpartisan reminder to vote in the November election. They obviously saw no harm or foul when she encouraged the potential voters to refer to her Facebook site for more details – or recommendations.
Great job Molly!! Springboro won with those votes in November!! MSA has my support!!!
Where is the Outrage

Springfield, OH

#30843 Mar 2, 2014
So true wrote:
<quoted text>
You are seriously so full of shit. You just like to hear yourself talk. Get a life, would ya. Springboro doesn't give a shit about you or your money.
This is typical potty-mouth mom speech on this topix blog that our community is subjected to in our Springboro School Board of Education meetings from our superintendent-appointed BOE Policy committee member.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#30844 Mar 2, 2014
So true wrote:
<quoted text>
You are seriously so full of shit. You just like to hear yourself talk. Get a life, would ya. Springboro doesn't give a shit about you or your money.
Jobe, you are a disgrace.
Super Sweet Surrender

Springfield, OH

#30845 Mar 2, 2014
So true wrote:
<quoted text>
You are seriously so full of shit. You just like to hear yourself talk. Get a life, would ya. Springboro doesn't give a shit about you or your money.
Education is all about Money and Power and Who has Control of Both; and that's the Stinking Policy of the MSA majority/SEA union masters who have now enslaved our children first best interests to the stinking policy of forced unionism Rules.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30846 Mar 2, 2014
So true wrote:
<quoted text>
You are seriously so full of shit. You just like to hear yourself talk. Get a life, would ya. Springboro doesn't give a shit about you or your money.
I raise serious issues, real concerns, actual points of contention in the debate and this is the best you can come up with on the subjects.

Way to advance the discourse.

Why do you not address the points I raised and tell us why you think these are bad ideas?

1) Balanced budgets with surpluses
2) Renewal levy that reduced our taxes,
3) Reduced pay to participate fee
4) Reduced school fees
5) Restored busing
6) Restored building maintenance program that maintains our property
7) Money and resources finally directed towards our gifted and early intervention programs in elementary schools
8) Added an ACT class
9) Placed true emphasis on early college credit programs through the high school
10) Balancing our class sizes
11) Strengthening our curriculum
12) Upgrading our technology plan with 1100 new computers
13) Laptops to every teacher
14) Wireless plan in every building that ties it all together.
15) And of course I forgot the last board's Budget and Finance Committee led by David Petroni and Jim Rigano that finally brought to light the long term looting of the Boosters that was allowed to fester under the watchful eye of Mr. Malone and Mr Holtrey.

I may be full of scatological reserves, but facts remain facts.
Super Enough

Springfield, OH

#30847 Mar 2, 2014
Enough wrote:
<quoted text>
Great job Molly!! Springboro won with those votes in November!! MSA has my support!!!
Super Enough MSA Role modeling for S-U-R-E teaching our Students First to Bully others.
Grow up Molly! and apologize to those who were offended by your invasion of our students privacy. Even if it was legal enough, there simply is now way to do wrong, not even way down low in the Boro.
Super Enough

Springfield, OH

#30848 Mar 2, 2014
teaching R kids 2 cheat wrote:
According to a district document, Springboro high school health teacher Molly Wray used contact information improperly obtained from old parent permission slips to send a mass email to Springboro High School graduates last August, encouraging them to vote in the upcoming school board election. She also encouraged the graduates to access her Facebook page, where she posted endorsements for three candidates opposing the conservative candidates.
Springboro Treasurer Terrah Floyd acknowledges that the student information Wray used to send her email was protected under Ohio state law and the federal government’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In other words, Wray illegally copied email addresses from confidential district records.
Despite the improper use of protected information for personal and political reasons, the only disciplinary action Springboro school leaders apparently took against Wray was to place a “letter of understanding” in her personnel file that gently reminds the veteran educator to maintain a “professional” relationship with former students.
Wray’s email to students last August mentioned three separate reasons for writing. The first two involved school and alumni news. The third item – which accounted for 50 percent of the email – dealt with a district levy renewal vote and the hotly contested Nov. 5 school board races.
“It is VERY important to vote on November 5th if you are still a Springboro resident,” Wray wrote, according to a copy of the email provided to EAGnews.“YOUR VOTE COUNTS and just may be the difference maker on November 5th.”
The veteran educator then provided graduates with step-by-step instructions for when, where and how they could register to vote in the election. She also encouraged readers to “share this with your Springboro contacts so that (they) see it, use it, and share it too! THANKS!!!”
While Wray stopped short of endorsing any candidates in the August email, she did encourage former students to look her up on Facebook, where she posted two items on the day before the election formally endorsing the three candidates who went on to win their races.
After the results were announced on election night, Wray posted a “thank you” to Springboro voters for electing the three candidates and passing the levy renewal.
District leaders placed a “letter of understanding” in Wray’s personnel file late last month that very gently reminded the veteran educator that district employees are encouraged “to maintain professional relationships with prior students” and “to ensure that the individuals contacted have given permission for you to contact them.”
District officials apparently view the email as a harmless reminder containing a class reunion announcement and a nonpartisan reminder to vote in the November election. They obviously saw no harm or foul when she encouraged the potential voters to refer to her Facebook site for more details – or recommendations.
Come listen to the story of teacher Molly Wray
Who met her students at the door with a smile every day!
Till when one day, the students’ names lost their faces;
‘Cause Molly Wray was secure in high political places,
She collectively gathered her students’ records of ID;
Insanely supporting the political campaign of MSA!

Go Molly! Go Molly! MSA All The Way!
Enough

Springfield, OH

#30849 Mar 2, 2014
Super Enough wrote:
<quoted text>
Come listen to the story of teacher Molly Wray
Who met her students at the door with a smile every day!
Till when one day, the students’ names lost their faces;
‘Cause Molly Wray was secure in high political places,
She collectively gathered her students’ records of ID;
Insanely supporting the political campaign of MSA!
Go Molly! Go Molly! MSA All The Way!
Ha ha! You are funny! Like it or not MSAIs the majority now! Don't get me started on all the insane actions of the previous board!!!
Encore

Springfield, OH

#30850 Mar 2, 2014
Enough wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha ha! You are funny! Like it or not MSAIs the majority now! Don't get me started on all the insane actions of the previous board!!!
Go Molly! Go Molly!

Living in the Boro and insanely loving me some majority MSA!

Go Molly! Go Molly!
Super Enough

Springfield, OH

#30851 Mar 2, 2014
Enough wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha ha! You are funny! Like it or not MSAIs the majority now! Don't get me started on all the insane actions of the previous board!!!
Aw, come on now!

We all know way down low here in the Boro how this MSA politics of personal destruction works in the board room!

Why NOT get started on all the MSA perceived insane actions of the previous board; and then if you run out of time here on this community wide Topix blog, then you can email
the politics of personal destruction against the board member of your choice; and the
Springboro Board of Education President, Charles Anderson, can read it for you in front of the cameras for TV broadcast; all in the name of "from MSA with love."
Celebrate Our Success

Springfield, OH

#30852 Mar 2, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
<quoted text>
I raise serious issues, real concerns, actual points of contention in the debate and this is the best you can come up with on the subjects.
Way to advance the discourse.
Why do you not address the points I raised and tell us why you think these are bad ideas?
1) Balanced budgets with surpluses
2) Renewal levy that reduced our taxes,
3) Reduced pay to participate fee
4) Reduced school fees
5) Restored busing
6) Restored building maintenance program that maintains our property
7) Money and resources finally directed towards our gifted and early intervention programs in elementary schools
8) Added an ACT class
9) Placed true emphasis on early college credit programs through the high school
10) Balancing our class sizes
11) Strengthening our curriculum
12) Upgrading our technology plan with 1100 new computers
13) Laptops to every teacher
14) Wireless plan in every building that ties it all together.
15) And of course I forgot the last board's Budget and Finance Committee led by David Petroni and Jim Rigano that finally brought to light the long term looting of the Boosters that was allowed to fester under the watchful eye of Mr. Malone and Mr Holtrey.
I may be full of scatological reserves, but facts remain facts.
Bravo! Bravo!

These facts are enough to get me started In Appreciation of our previous board's fiscal integrity in the direction of financial sustainability through the year 2017; giving back to Springboro families a slight reduction in renewal levy; while celebrating in appreciation more money for every school employee!

Applause! Applause!
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30853 Mar 2, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
<quoted text>
I raise serious issues, real concerns, actual points of contention in the debate and this is the best you can come up with on the subjects.
Way to advance the discourse.
Why do you not address the points I raised and tell us why you think these are bad ideas?
1) Balanced budgets with surpluses
2) Renewal levy that reduced our taxes,
3) Reduced pay to participate fee
4) Reduced school fees
5) Restored busing
6) Restored building maintenance program that maintains our property
7) Money and resources finally directed towards our gifted and early intervention programs in elementary schools
8) Added an ACT class
9) Placed true emphasis on early college credit programs through the high school
10) Balancing our class sizes
11) Strengthening our curriculum
12) Upgrading our technology plan with 1100 new computers
13) Laptops to every teacher
14) Wireless plan in every building that ties it all together.
15) And of course I forgot the last board's Budget and Finance Committee led by David Petroni and Jim Rigano that finally brought to light the long term looting of the Boosters that was allowed to fester under the watchful eye of Mr. Malone and Mr Holtrey.
I may be full of scatological reserves, but facts remain facts.
My apologies, I forgot a couple

16) Raises for the first time in 5 years for all classified employees (my thanks to Ms. Bellar)
17) Raises to base pay and step increases for our staff

You can thank the previous board for all of those accomplishments, including the teacher's raises.
Thanks Indeed

Tipp City, OH

#30854 Mar 2, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
<quoted text>
My apologies, I forgot a couple
16) Raises for the first time in 5 years for all classified employees (my thanks to Ms. Bellar)
17) Raises to base pay and step increases for our staff
You can thank the previous board for all of those accomplishments, including the teacher's raises.
You also forgot
18) Choosing Todd Petrey as our new superintendent
19) Keeping Dr. Malone on staff as Principal through the 2013 school year.
And most importantly...
20) Helping awake a community that saw over 5,000 voters throw their support behind and elect Mr. Anderson, Dr. Malone & Mr. Stukey to the board!
Yes, thanks previous board, thanks indeed.

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