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Good Golly

Springboro, OH

#30969 Mar 17, 2014
perspective wrote:
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Perhaps the community of Springboro has finally thrown in the towel.
Perhaps this community is apathetic about Molly Wray' obvious violation of this community's trust.
Perhaps this community doesn't care about certain top level district administrators who occasionally find themselves in a position of extreme pressure from SEA reps to "minimize punishment" of teacher's punishments, even if such punishments result from violations of state and Federal student privacy protection laws.
Perhaps it's time Springboro Community City Schools take another look at the district mascot, the Springboro Panther.
Perhaps the district might consider assigning a new mascot name that reflects their overall conscience....or lack thereof.
Perhaps the district consider a new mascot name: Springboro "CHEE-TAH"
Good Golly Miss Molly!

Go Molly! Go Molly!
Living way down low in the boro
Just loving me some MSA!

Go Molly! Go Molly!
Lessons learned

Springboro, OH

#30970 Mar 18, 2014
Good Golly wrote:
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Good Golly Miss Molly!
Molly Wray, a SEA Certified employee violates the Laws set up to protect Springboro Students privacy rights and ID safety; Molly Wray gets a bad girl bad girl slap on the wrist from the the good ole union boys Super. Now the good ole union boys supporters are badgering Springboro citizens to just shut up and move on.......
Would that not be in the direction of broader paths of corruption, deception, denial, and slandering lies for S-U-R-E??
And why the double standard for the SEA Classified employee who violated the Law that protects our students safety from school bus drivers showing up for work intoxicated and getting charged with a DUI? Did this school employee who violated State law that protects our students from drunk drivers not Resign the position of bus driver?
Why is our school district administrator enabling Molly Wray to repeat this "above the law" behavior pattern; instead of doing the right thing for our school children and community by holding Molly Wray accountable, allowing her to offer her resignation?
Not only this but, does anyone know if she gave this ill-gotten list away to the democrats, Acorn or Obama, or did she sell the list?
Does anyone know if this non-action by the district now tells all other employees that even if you get caught you will get a "good for you" letter but don't do it again? Shame on her bosses Mr. Malone and Petrey. Molly is a very immature teacher saying inappropriate things to students but she works hard to sell levies. Molly toes the line indoctrinating students to the leftist agenda just like her boss Malone, her relative Ed Wade and her mother in law Springboro Principal, Mrs. Wray. All of this family works to extort money from taxpayers. BTW did you see that Ed Wade is being heavily fined for violation Ohio’s open meetings law. Unfortunately he, Jason Gabbard and Dale Lamb ignored this law over 30 years. This practice will cost Clearcreek taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. They were told many times over the years that their actions were breaking this law. You can tell some people know about the laws but really don't think they apply to them.
Learned lessons

Springboro, OH

#30971 Mar 18, 2014
Worth Repeating wrote:
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Never forget: "In being weak in their discipline, Springboro administrators have not only set a poor example directly in front of the eyes of Springboro High School students, Springboro admins have also set a terrible precedent for our students' and alumnis' privacy to be flagrantly abused and misused again in the future."
Here's the Belief in being weak; but where's the Pride in that?
"Where do we want Springboro Schools to be in ten years?"
I would like to see Springboro school employees and elected officials stop breaking the laws, stop using kids to extort more money and should resign when they are caught. I would then expect Malone, Wray, Wade and those that protect this type of behavior to resign. You guys are supose to be representatives you are not Gods and not leaders and not good examples for our community.
Three resignations

Springboro, OH

#30972 Mar 18, 2014
perspective wrote:
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So sorry. I don't have Molly's Wray's email address. The people to look for with Molly Wray's email stored in their computer are Boro alumnI, approximately between the ages of 18-22.
It does not matter what she said to these kids. She gathered a list of graduate e mails for 4-5 years. She never contacted them in the past but used this chance to say, oh hello, and make sure you vote in November and BTW go to my facebook if you want to know who to vote for. The point is she violated two laws doing this and the district knows it and did nothing. Now we expect ODE or prosecutor to do something about this breach of confideniality. WE should see resignations from anyone that protects this mis use of protected student infoprmation for personal gain. Molly and Malone and Petrey should resign.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30973 Mar 18, 2014
This appears to be the kick off for the newest rounds of school levy campaigns. Apparently a district with a surplus, in spite of a gamed curriculum with an over abundance of fun electives vs core courses, will be needing more money to enhance the largesse of the teacher's union.

The first move is to "canvass" the levy supporters to divine their wants and desires for the school system. This is done most simply by packing the committees and group leaders with levy supporters from a small but distinct vocal minority.

How can this go wrong for the community?

Citizens for Civic Renewal proposal:

Springboro Community City Schools are at a crossroads—and as the district’s leader you look for a vision and mission that will unite not only the school district but the community. Most professionally facilitated planning processes can build a workable vision/mission/values statement. What will make a long-term difference to the district and community is whether the planning process can also heal old wounds, reconcile differing points of view, and build the trusting relationships essential to making that vision a reality.

CCR uses the visioning process to build a cohesive community that supports the schools because it understands the role of education in the larger mission of the community.

Process Purposes
1. Build inspired consensus for the district’s identity (values), vision (future), and mission (role).
2. Reconcile differences among stakeholders and build community commitment to the vision.
3. Create relationships and dialog structures that will maintain community cohesiveness.

Process Overview
The process depends on three key sets of people: a small Core Team that “staffs” the work; a larger group of Community Stewards who reflect the community’s diversity and serve as project ambassadors; and the community at large—everyone who is touched by the school district, both within and outside of the district.

At the beginning of the process, we must first ensure that the Core Team and Stewards have the right members and are committed to the process. Then we host a public event to introduce the process to the community, get feedback, and generate buy-in and buzz for the process. With this data, the Core Team and Stewards will then work to implement the three “Content Phases”, an iterative community engagement process that gathers key data that will be used to build the district’s identity, vision and mission.

The process is detailed below, and would take from 8-12 months to complete.
Plundering again

Springboro, OH

#30974 Mar 18, 2014
concerned forSpringboro wrote:
WOW I just watched this,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Q5Ta4PHWGAAXX
How rude can you get Mrs Malone? You walked out on a board members discussion just as you and your groupies did when Kohls was talking. You people don't know how to act either as teachers or as normal respectful citizens. You want everyone to listen to you but you show no respect for anyone else and you are the most rude disrespectful so called Christians I have ever known. You and Lisa Babb seen walking out on Dr. Kohls should be very ashamed of yourselves. I will pray for you.
You entitled teachers like Malone and Babb are the reason we are so disrespected and you and S. Bindeman are the resons for the divisiveness in Springboro and now I hear you are all on the district committees. How stupid do you think we are?
This is very interesting. So we saw Lisa Babb (teacher) along with many Springboro teachers, Mrs. Malone (teacher) walking out now many times on Springboro representatives. They are totally intolerant, self righteous, entitled, left wing bullies. They are who teaches our kids. They think they are amaaaazing.
Funny, these are the very people teaching our students to be tolerant!! Tolerant of what? Tolerant of what they are saying but totally intolerant of any other speaker. What poor examples of community, and teachers and now I see Lisa Babb is on the Community Mission, Vision Committee that Todd Petrey put together. Do you really thin they will be tolerant of any input but theirs? This committee is an insult to Springboro. This committee is stacked with levy promoters, a whos who of NFSS only. This phony committee is levy promotion committee and this outside person is a long time friend of Petrey. The $12,000 friend is another waste of money given to a buddy from Princeton and Lakota where Petrey worked before he came here. This person helped Lakota and Princeton work over their communities for more money. It worked in Princeton and failed in Lakota.
Lt Dan

Springboro, OH

#30975 Mar 18, 2014
concerned forSpringboro wrote:
WOW I just watched this,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Q5Ta4PHWGAAXX
How rude can you get Mrs Malone? You walked out on a board members discussion just as you and your groupies did when Kohls was talking. You people don't know how to act either as teachers or as normal respectful citizens. You want everyone to listen to you but you show no respect for anyone else and you are the most rude disrespectful so called Christians I have ever known. You and Lisa Babb seen walking out on Dr. Kohls should be very ashamed of yourselves. I will pray for you.
You entitled teachers like Malone and Babb are the reason we are so disrespected and you and S. Bindeman are the resons for the divisiveness in Springboro and now I hear you are all on the district committees. How stupid do you think we are?
I would venture to guess most people with any education have a solid idea as" how stupid you really are". The babble I read in here just validates that fact. You speak of respect but whenever anyone has an opinion different than yours they are labeled or judged "Nuts" or "clueless". Just proves most on this board lack any type of integrity. Label this offering "nuts" or "clueless" and that will prove the point. LT Out
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30976 Mar 18, 2014
Lt Dan wrote:
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I would venture to guess most people with any education have a solid idea as" how stupid you really are". The babble I read in here just validates that fact. You speak of respect but whenever anyone has an opinion different than yours they are labeled or judged "Nuts" or "clueless". Just proves most on this board lack any type of integrity. Label this offering "nuts" or "clueless" and that will prove the point. LT Out
I would respect your communication more if you had the wherewithal to describe and or refute a point of contention. As it stands, I see nothing other than biting venom towards another for commenting on a valid point of interest. Is it so hard to have an alternate opinion that can stand up in debate?

The writer's point that the commission to restore civic civility seems rather stacked with those who invited and participated in many uncivil acts.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30977 Mar 18, 2014
The writer's point that the commission to restore civic civility seems rather stacked with those who invited and participated in many uncivil acts does appear to detract from the legitimacy of this unity .
Good Golly

Springboro, OH

#30978 Mar 18, 2014
Lt Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
I would venture to guess most people with any education have a solid idea as" how stupid you really are". The babble I read in here just validates that fact. You speak of respect but whenever anyone has an opinion different than yours they are labeled or judged "Nuts" or "clueless". Just proves most on this board lack any type of integrity. Label this offering "nuts" or "clueless" and that will prove the point. LT Out
Good Golly Miss Molly! Wray, that is! What were you thinking when you committed a crime against our Springboro Students, and against the law, in your zeal to promote the school board campaign of two retired educators, Ron Malone and David Stuckey?

As Lt. Dan say in above post:

"I would venture to guess most people with any education have a solid idea as" how stupid you really are."
adult indoctrination

Springboro, OH

#30981 Mar 18, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
This appears to be the kick off for the newest rounds of school levy campaigns. Apparently a district with a surplus, in spite of a gamed curriculum with an over abundance of fun electives vs core courses, will be needing more money to enhance the largesse of the teacher's union.
The first move is to "canvass" the levy supporters to divine their wants and desires for the school system. This is done most simply by packing the committees and group leaders with levy supporters from a small but distinct vocal minority.
How can this go wrong for the community?
Citizens for Civic Renewal proposal:
Springboro Community City Schools are at a crossroads—and as the district’s leader you look for a vision and mission that will unite not only the school district but the community. Most professionally facilitated planning processes can build a workable vision/mission/values statement. What will make a long-term difference to the district and community is whether the planning process can also heal old wounds, reconcile differing points of view, and build the trusting relationships essential to making that vision a reality.
CCR uses the visioning process to build a cohesive community that supports the schools because it understands the role of education in the larger mission of the community.
Process Purposes
1. Build inspired consensus for the district’s identity (values), vision (future), and mission (role).
2. Reconcile differences among stakeholders and build community commitment to the vision.
3. Create relationships and dialog structures that will maintain community cohesiveness.
Process Overview
The process depends on three key sets of people: a small Core Team that “staffs” the work; a larger group of Community Stewards who reflect the community’s diversity and serve as project ambassadors; and the community at large—everyone who is touched by the school district, both within and outside of the district.
At the beginning of the process, we must first ensure that the Core Team and Stewards have the right members and are committed to the process. Then we host a public event to introduce the process to the community, get feedback, and generate buy-in and buzz for the process. With this data, the Core Team and Stewards will then work to implement the three “Content Phases”, an iterative community engagement process that gathers key data that will be used to build the district’s identity, vision and mission.
The process is detailed below, and would take from 8-12 months to complete.
Doug, thanks for the heads up!
I've been reading and hearing about the development of district core team with Todd Petrey and Karen DeRosa's efforts to recruit "stewards" (a.k.a. stooges) from around the district. All of this amounts to nothing more than a carefully crafted lead-in to force a vote another school levy onto the ballot; a levy that WON'T be needed for at least 3 more years if the current board maintains the fiscally responsible pattern the previous BOE maintained.
Are you listening, Ron?
student indoctrination

Springboro, OH

#30983 Mar 18, 2014
Learned lessons wrote:
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I would like to see Springboro school employees and elected officials stop breaking the laws, stop using kids to extort more money and should resign when they are caught. I would then expect Malone, Wray, Wade and those that protect this type of behavior to resign. You guys are supose to be representatives you are not Gods and not leaders and not good examples for our community.
OMG! Are you kidding?!?
"Insanely Popular" Ron Malone? Resign from the BOE as a result of MOLLYGATE?
They'd have to call a convoy of paramedics in order to peel the hoardes of broken-hearted and decimated students off the floors of SHS !!
Seems Like A Scam

Lebanon, OH

#30984 Mar 18, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
This appears to be the kick off for the newest rounds of school levy campaigns. Apparently a district with a surplus, in spite of a gamed curriculum with an over abundance of fun electives vs core courses, will be needing more money to enhance the largesse of the teacher's union.
The first move is to "canvass" the levy supporters to divine their wants and desires for the school system. This is done most simply by packing the committees and group leaders with levy supporters from a small but distinct vocal minority.
How can this go wrong for the community?
Citizens for Civic Renewal proposal:
Springboro Community City Schools are at a crossroads—and as the district’s leader you look for a vision and mission that will unite not only the school district but the community. Most professionally facilitated planning processes can build a workable vision/mission/values statement. What will make a long-term difference to the district and community is whether the planning process can also heal old wounds, reconcile differing points of view, and build the trusting relationships essential to making that vision a reality.
CCR uses the visioning process to build a cohesive community that supports the schools because it understands the role of education in the larger mission of the community.
Process Purposes
1. Build inspired consensus for the district’s identity (values), vision (future), and mission (role).
2. Reconcile differences among stakeholders and build community commitment to the vision.
3. Create relationships and dialog structures that will maintain community cohesiveness.
Process Overview
The process depends on three key sets of people: a small Core Team that “staffs” the work; a larger group of Community Stewards who reflect the community’s diversity and serve as project ambassadors; and the community at large—everyone who is touched by the school district, both within and outside of the district.
At the beginning of the process, we must first ensure that the Core Team and Stewards have the right members and are committed to the process. Then we host a public event to introduce the process to the community, get feedback, and generate buy-in and buzz for the process. With this data, the Core Team and Stewards will then work to implement the three “Content Phases”, an iterative community engagement process that gathers key data that will be used to build the district’s identity, vision and mission.
The process is detailed below, and would take from 8-12 months to complete.
This looks like a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, maybe its a duck. The usual suspects show up for all of these support the schools programs that always seem to turn into another cry for more money to help the kids. If I have learned nothing from watching this hocum go on for many years, it is all a grand setup to justify the unjustifiable. We had a surplus, how fast can they blow through that? Then they will cry poverty. The district did not need $35 million six years ago, as is proven by the surplus we now enjoy off of the same old tax revenues. Shouldn't Neighbors for Springboro Schools be footing this nonsense instead of the taxpayers?
Where is the Outrage

Springboro, OH

#30985 Mar 18, 2014
Seems Like A Scam wrote:
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This looks like a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, maybe its a duck. The usual suspects show up for all of these support the schools programs that always seem to turn into another cry for more money to help the kids. If I have learned nothing from watching this hocum go on for many years, it is all a grand setup to justify the unjustifiable. We had a surplus, how fast can they blow through that? Then they will cry poverty. The district did not need $35 million six years ago, as is proven by the surplus we now enjoy off of the same old tax revenues. Shouldn't Neighbors for Springboro Schools be footing this nonsense instead of the taxpayers?
In Todd Petrey's $12,000 Contract Proposal for Community Engagement presentation, it is stated: Our district is a $50 million organization operating without a vision developed with stakeholders.

Really, Mr. Petrey? Could it be that some stakeholders see our $130,000 School Superintendent now operating with the same old Tunnel Vision of status quo past failed practices?

Why should we blindly follow Jeff Stec's CREATION of Our identity and our community's "collective philosophy?" As an individual taxpayer and responsible civic minded citizen, I do not have an identity crisis; and I already have a clear Belief in my Mission for eternity.

People in this community should find out more about this community organizer, Jeff Stec, that Mr. Petrey is willing to blindly follow. Mr. Petrey doesn't even live in our community, doesn't pay school taxes in our community, and doesn't prove himself to have sound judgment in choosing leaders, like Stephanie Bindemann for Sure, to shape "Policy" for our school district. It appears to some that Mr. Petrey is the one who has an "identity crisis" since he doesn't know that a School Superintendent is hired by a community of taxpayers to manage our kid's education; not to micro-manage "We the People."

www.citizensforcivicrenewal.org/
Who Is Todd Petrey

Springboro, OH

#30986 Mar 19, 2014
voter wrote:
"you don't get me I'm part of the union (SEA) till the day I die, till the day I die"
Todd Petrey, Superintendent of Springboro Schools, is telling all Springboro Stakeholders that he is now putting himself "out there" through the voice of professionally-trained
community organizer, Jeff Stec, to find collective answers to the question: Where will education be in ten years? Where do we want Springboro Schools to be in ten years?

No doubt our union classroom professional educator, Molly Wray, is focused on only Six Months from now, when Mr. Petrey's "bad girl, bad girl" report in her employment records (for violating our students privacy rights) will finally be removed; leaving nothing behind except the loss of trust and influence of community-wide Springboro stakeholders.
Elected officials

Springboro, OH

#30987 Mar 19, 2014
Who Is Todd Petrey wrote:
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Todd Petrey, Superintendent of Springboro Schools, is telling all Springboro Stakeholders that he is now putting himself "out there" through the voice of professionally-trained
community organizer, Jeff Stec, to find collective answers to the question: Where will education be in ten years? Where do we want Springboro Schools to be in ten years?
No doubt our union classroom professional educator, Molly Wray, is focused on only Six Months from now, when Mr. Petrey's "bad girl, bad girl" report in her employment records (for violating our students privacy rights) will finally be removed; leaving nothing behind except the loss of trust and influence of community-wide Springboro stakeholders.
OK why did this community elect board members if they were not to represent us? So if they are elected to represent why are they using $12,000 of our hard earned dollars to dupe us? Why wouldn't Todd and others (elected) sit in one spot and let citizens talk to them. We pay them, we elect them, they hire a $130,000 employee so why another $12,000? Why appoint the levy campaigners of NFSS to stack the Community engegement committee if you weren't doing your buddies favors. Good job looking up the associations between Petrey and Stec. So we are paying a levy/community organizer to work us over. Springboro are you fools or did you learn from past practices of harming kids to give to adults?
agree with Doug

Springboro, OH

#30988 Mar 19, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
This appears to be the kick off for the newest rounds of school levy campaigns. Apparently a district with a surplus, in spite of a gamed curriculum with an over abundance of fun electives vs core courses, will be needing more money to enhance the largesse of the teacher's union.
The first move is to "canvass" the levy supporters to divine their wants and desires for the school system. This is done most simply by packing the committees and group leaders with levy supporters from a small but distinct vocal minority.
How can this go wrong for the community?
Citizens for Civic Renewal proposal:
Springboro Community City Schools are at a crossroads—and as the district’s leader you look for a vision and mission that will unite not only the school district but the community. Most professionally facilitated planning processes can bui..... What ...
CCR uses the visioning process to build a ....
Process Purposes
1. Build inspired consensus for the district’s identity (values), vision (future), and mission (role).
2. Reconcile differences among stakeholders and build community commitment to the vision.
3. Create relationships and dialog structures that will maintain community cohesiveness.
Process Overview
The process depends on three key sets of people: a small Core Team that “staffs” the work; a larger group of Community Stewards who reflect the community’s diversity and serve as project ambassadors; and the community at large—everyone who is touched by the school district, both within and outside of the district.
At the beginning of the process, we must first ensure that the Core Team and Stewards have the right members and are committed to the process. Then we host a public event to introduce the process to the community, get feedback, and generate buy-in and buzz for the process. With this data, the Core Team and Stewards will then work to implement the three “Content Phases”, an iterative community engagement process that gathers key data that will be used to build the district’s identity, vision and mission.
The process is detailed below, and would take from 8-12 months to complete.
Wow this is identicle to 2008 levy years when we were told and "asked" what we wanted for the future of students. The same old this money will be used to build a strong school system and or keep us excellent. All the while, 23% of our grads did not meet the minimum competencies to get into an Ohio college or university, we were failing our gifted students, taking away busing, gifted services, special ed, field trips, increasing costs to parents, no textbooks being ordered, buildings ignored so on then found out that the district and NFSS were lying to us and hoarding/hiding money. All of this was to prove we needed the money.

Come on guys lets save our district $12,000.

We want you to tell us the truth.
We want you to not take our money when you do not need it.
We want you to put the needs, safety and privacy of students first.
We want you to stop protecting bad employees.
WE want you to pay and benefit like the rest of this community sees.
We want you to teach more hours and more days per year.
We want you to stop indoctrinating our children with the socialist agenda.
We want you to teach real not revised, American history.
We want you to use your time to add professional development not take it from students education hours.
We want you to use market trends and projections for class and curriculum decisions.
We want you to give our kids classical literatre and not biograpgies of hollywood celebs and home repair instructional mannuals to read.
We want you to teach our children to think using their intelect not their emotions.

There no need for three tiers of "input" from the levy lovers. No need to waste $12,000 on an outside buddy to take from textbook orders or three supplementals to pay for more of the same levy works.
This is a start ;ets see if the Committees come up with anything like these.
Resign Now

Springboro, OH

#30989 Mar 19, 2014
Malone,
look at his record
failed the high school students as stated many times in the federal review of or high school reports =TAV 2010 and WCESC 2012. They are public documents you can ask for them.
Allow his staff to take protected student information for personal use. Allows his teachers and coaches to violate use of district property for personal gain,(summer camps).
Don't see him much at board meetings or leaves by 9 while meetings continue without him.
He speaks at the last board meeting saying that hiring a retired district employee does not take a job that an unemployed person could have. LOL Wake up please
He just Voted to employ retired district employees. Anyone unemployed out there?
His wife along with his supporters can't stomach anyone’s opinions other than their own and walk out on everyone speaking while they teach our children "tolerance". What an embarrassmentand a bunch of hipocrits.
Todd these are the people you put on the community engagement committee, just curious, is there really anyone there from the community or are they all NFSS and SURE?
dont be fooled

Springboro, OH

#30990 Mar 19, 2014
Seems Like A Scam wrote:
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We had a surplus, how fast can they blow through that? Then they will cry poverty. The district did not need $35 million six years ago, as is proven by the surplus we now enjoy off of the same old tax revenues. Shouldn't Neighbors for Springboro Schools be footing this nonsense instead of the taxpayers?
The last twelve months..... revisited.

"Insanely popular" former principal Ron Malone gradually morphs into the Pied Piper of Springboro, taking political advantage of his close relationships with former SHS students. At the 2013 commencement, Malone pauses repeatedly to take full advantage of each and every opportunity for audience applause. Fully realizing the political significance of the occasion, Ron Malone envions each and every soon-to-be Boro graduate in front of him as being "Yes Malone" votes for the upcoming school board election on November 5th.

In a joint effort to unseat Kelly Kohls from the school board, Dave Stuckey and Charles Anderson join with Malone. In retrospect, it really didn't matter whose names were listed below Malone's on the black yard signs. The other two candidates' names were placed on these signs in order to fill voids in black space. From the get-go, everyone in this community knew Malone was going to win a board seat. Why? It was, and still is clear that Ron Malone specializes in brainwashing Boro students into believing he's the next best thing to the Second Coming. Then what do Boro's kids do? They come marching home from school and tell their parents that principal Ron Malone is the next best thing to the Second Coming.(Never mind that Malone has no legitimate plan to improve our students educations.) Anderson ends up receiving the highest vote tally, but this is only because of an 11th hour endorsement from Educate Springboro.

Skip to the present...
Illegal activitity by a high school teacher (a.k.a. "Mollygate") has brought to light a distinct possibility that last fall's school board election may have been in fact, something less than legitimate.

Citizens of this community are watching our newly elected school board members waste thousands of dollars to hire outsiders to come here to speak about subjects...subjects which SHOULD BE second nature to any effective school board member!
OH!... My bad! Please pardon my assumption! I assumed Boro's citizens were collectively wise enough to choose three (3) school board members who would be "effective" enough so that the district wouldn't have to hire outside facilitators!!

Here are the facts. Five years ago, this district was a financial mess in virtually every way. In 2009, we as a community began electing a new style of leadership, which in turn began to turn this district around. Now this district is on solid ground. With wise budget management, there is no reason Springboro Community City schools should seek new levy money until at least 2017. Thanks largely to Malone's Pied Piperdom, last fall we as a community were completely fooled. The 3 people we elected onto the board are sitting on the board now with little dollar signs glowing in the pupils of their eyes. What we're going to see for the next two years is an endless dog and pony show of the SEA /teachers/ administration creating perceived needs, and bringing these perceived needs in front of the Malone-dominated BOE. If/ when there is resistance (and there WILL BE resistance) that's when the ..."Oh, pity the kids, let's launch a levy for them!...mantra will begin.
I'm guessing the "create-needs,and-then-fi ll-them-with-our-tax-dollars " Boro liberals are currently aiming for a levy date of May 2015.
prospector

Dayton, OH

#30992 Mar 19, 2014
Election consequences wrote:
I don't understand how Malone got elected.
I have read the High School TAV report and I am confused why he still had a job.
I have heard some of you mention that he objected to having to spend "his money" on the extra curriculars for our students. What was he spending the high school principles money on if not for the kids?
So how could camp coaches get away with using tax payer paid facilities for free while pocketing the money and not running camps through the district or the boosters? How can this happen if there is a Principal that is in charge?
How can a booster organization tied closely to the High School also not submit a tax return for five years and lose their 501(C) status if a High School Principal is in charge?
High School coaches, High School Boosters, teachers doing things like electioneering, fibbing to students, putting up levy posters in their classrooms= where was their building leadership? These are very serious breaches of trust and law.
What were you paying him? You must not have been paying him enough or he would have done his job of supervising and leading.
don't know how ? Easy, the Springboro school system is the biggest employer in the community. When Kohls got elected, her and two other school board members put the brakes on the reckless spending of the Baker regime. SO...instead of teachers getting outrageous pay increases and benefits while the rest of us suffered with no pay raises and layoffs..they , the school union followers had to suck it up . Now, the unions have rallied the teachers and union backed thugs and we will now slide back into the Baker era mode of wanting levies for this and that. It's going to get real ugly next year when the new school squanders the surplus and starts crying for more money.

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