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.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 ....
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.
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.
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.