The above comments were made on this Topix discussion blog in FEBRUARY 2008.After a poll of my 14 neighbors we have come to an agreement that Springboro Schools will have to go without this year. The constant asking for more money then assuring us Springboro residents are "wealthy" enough to afford it is appalling. Maybe they should remember "it's the ecconomy stupid". Also, it is really ok for those whose children participate in school sports to "pay to play". After all, although sports has a place, it is not a necessary part of a public education which needs to be funded by the entire community. At least after a child no longer participates in a sport, the parents will no longer be paying for the "pay to play". But if the fees are included in the levy all of us will always be paying.
Everything Old and Insanely Popular with Springboro's Pro Levy Lovers is New Again....
At April 3, 2014, Board of Education business meeting, it was voted, once again, that all Springboro Taxpayers would pay from General Fund for the 1300 students who play sports; (due to the financial irresponsibililty of our Athletic Director, Matt Louis, who refused to live within the Athletic Department's financial means during the past year; Now the Athletic Director is rewarded for his poor job performance, at taxpayers' expense).
However, the majority vote AGAINST paying for students' classroom fees for academics was cast by Springboro Board of Education President, Charles Anderson; Vice President Ron Malone; and former sports coach David Stuckey.
Guess now Mr. Petrey's Renewed Vision for our school children and community is all about the Root of All Evil -- the love of money, power, and free sports for about 1300 students out of 5500 classroom students.