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#31358 May 21, 2014
From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Basic to their agenda are the tools of indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once they gain power, as leftists have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed.
This is increasingly the case in public participation in our Board of Education meetings, or at least as Mr. Petrey would like to see it become.
Whenever those in power begin justifying their actions in the interest of "protecting" us we know the public is in trouble.
Mr. Anderson, Mr Malone, and Mr. Stuckey apparently believe in this course of action and have pushed Mr. Petrey to bring it to the fore in their names.
It appears only Mr. Petroni and Mr Rigano believe in the public participation regardless of the message brought forth in a civil discourse.
That pesky transparency thing keeps popping its head up to demonstrate once again why it is a good idea and why those on the left despise such options.
#31359 May 21, 2014
SAVE OUR SUPERINTENDENT - The time has now come to rally for Charles Anderson and Ron Malone to step down in the board room and put back the re-emphasis on our more experienced Children First Board of Education elected officials. Let's Do It for Safety of our Kids quality classroom education while living within our financial means.
What the heck happened to Todd Petrey during the short time between August 2012 and
Do you remember Todd Petrey at the meet and greet during his interview as Superintendent of Springboro Schools; as he told those community members who showed up to meet him that he believed the School District Employees should learn that they work for the Springboro Taxpayers, not the other way around?
Do you remember Todd Petrey's comments in the local news saying that our Children First Board Majority was all about highest academic achievement and fiscal responsibility, and that is what he stood for?
Do you remember Todd Petrey's comments in the local news saying that he re-considered taking the job that our Children First Board Majority offered, with a salary of $130,000 five year contract and that it was clearly understood what the board expected him to do?
That was less than TWO years ago...... and now we are learning that back in December 2013 that Todd Petrey was already planning Ron Malone's agenda of Union First opposing our Chilldren First winning agenda of the past two years...... making plans to waste our school tax dollars putting in place hired facilitator Jeff Stec's community engagement program of SEA Union First Solidarity.
What the heck happened to Todd Petrey?
Simply put, the SEA strong arm tactics and politics of personal destruction, against our Children First, under the inept, inexperienced leadership of our Board of Education current
presidentCharlesAnderson and pro-union first retired educatorVP, Ron Malone.
What a Shame for School Superintendent Todd Petrey.... He could have chosen to stand firm on his 2012 contract agreement with our Children First BOE Majority; after all a deal is a deal and elections come and go; but obviously Petrey chose to ignore his responsibility to do what is right for our school children and community, by standing on Children First principles AGAINST our insanely popular former SHS PrinciPAL (who is now running our board room like a union shop, ensuring Union First employment security, even to the detriment of our Children First.
#31360 May 21, 2014
Totally Agree! This SEA greedy lust for Money and Power of Community-Wide Union Solidarity could not have targeted for S-U-R-E a nicer guy than Springboro School Superintendent, Todd Petrey. Tis Indeed a Shame seeing more proof that the good guys always finish last in this race of Union First solidarity.
#31361 May 21, 2014
Buying those 60-70 yd of bagged mulch from the football team two weeks ago would have been a win-win situation.
#31362 May 21, 2014
Don't be fooled by that good ole boy rule "trust but verify."
Remember when it was learned that donations were being solicited by our Athletic Boosters board acting as if they were a non-profit organization even after their non-profit status was expired; and no one among the boosters board powers that be had the good sense enough to catch the treasurer who was stealing from the treasure chest?
Well we all know that "trust" in the Boosters Board has now been verified as "Gone."
Last year when the mulch sale came around, I asked the board representatives to verify that this non profit business was now operating within the legal requirements and was told buy at your own risk-- didn't bother to check it out this year-- it's my experience if you want a good deal on mulch, check out the Wal-Mart first; and if you want to support a student who plays football, then make an anonymous donation to the student of your choice; and don't expect recognition at the SHS graduation exercises. Exercising doing what's right has its own reward. Now that's what I call paying it forward; getting the best deal for your hard earned money; and cheerfully deciding in your own heart what you want to give away for others to enjoy.
#31363 May 21, 2014
The More You Know about the "Good Doctor" Malone (who once had an adoring young high school girl report to the DDN that "her education could not thrive without receiving her daily Smile and Have a Good Day from her insanely popular SHS PrinciPAL, Ron Malone)....
the more you are reminded of a sick-minded movie of the Good Doctor name; which portrays a brilliant young doctor who successfully treated a young patient's illness, and then became so addicted to the praise and worship of his skills enabling him to help the young patient; that the brilliant doctor then set out to make the young patient ill again, just so that he could bask in the glory of being praised and worshipped for treating her illness, again, and ..... oh well, you get the picture.
We need educators influencing our Students who see themselves the "wind beneath the students' wings.... inspiring in the student the desire to spread their wings and rise to their highest potential.
We don't need insecure retired educators like Ron Malone, who HAS BEEN a high school princiPAL, to continue in the Board room, gathering our students under his wings, instilling in them that they are Anonymous Victims, and that ONLY the Good Doctor Ron Malone has the right prescription for curing All perceived wrongs; and all it takes is a Board president "puppet mouthpiece" and a Giftee Tee Shirt to put all the Bullies in Springboro in their proper place -- like out of the board room.
#31364 May 21, 2014
A win-win you say? For what parties? You must mean Boro's sports programs? Programs in which the BOE voted recently to reach into the general fund to stuff back pockets of coaches, trainers and the A/D to the tune of an unneccessary QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS?
Panther football muscleheads such as yourself would not come off as being hypocrites if Anderson and Malone didn't completely blow off Petroni's responsible request to amend the vote by matching each new sports program dollars with cooresponding new academic dollars.
Then again, in regard to Boro's liberals it's blatantly obvious where the priorities lie. Students are important. However, some students are more important than others.
#31365 May 22, 2014
Just wondering WHY the Children First Board Members did not offer a rebuttal to the Union First Board members' takeover of Taxpayers Money to bail out the Athletics funding gap?
It is certainly recognized that Charles Anderson, Ron Malone and David Stuckey have the insanely popular Union First Majority Authority; but that doesn't make voting money out of General Fund the right thing to do for our school children and community.
Why was there no discussion in the board room asking tough questions to the Athletic Director as to why the sports program leaders kept spending money that they did not have in their budget to spend?
Why was Matt Louis not interrogated by the Board of Education members to find out just which one of those school employees under his leadership chose to ignore responsibility and accountability to their superior; and why did school employee Matt Louis allow this "funding gap" to broaden out of control under his watch?
None of these questions that are important to all Springboro Taxpayers were ever asked in the Board room; the ineffective approach of board members suggesting that Taxpayers should pick up the funding gap in classroom fees, in addition to bailing out the overspending of the Athletics budget is just not good enough reason for not holding all school employees accountable to live within their means.
#31366 May 22, 2014
Serious overspending issues have been rampant in the athletic department for years, certainly before the arrival of Matt Louis. At the time the Booster scandal was at it height, KPR's opposition claimed that the late 2012 cut in the athletic budget doubled as a punishment for mismanaging capital resources. In hindsight, Miller probably guessed right. But KPR (and Kulls) were correct in that the situation needed to be reeled in by seeing that coaches' records correctly accounted for the dollars.(We know the rest of the story.)
Since the Harves scandal, the "new" Boro Boosters have repeatedly promised multi-person cross-accountability in all money-handling such as concessions. However, for the time being, if you wish to support a Boro team, do so by supporting fund-raising as well as physical efforts of INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ATHLETES.
Versus using cash, it's advisable to use a check or credit card.
#31367 May 22, 2014
Facts are these -- There Are No Financial Controls in Place And There is No Respect by the coaches.... not for living within their means nor for Springboro Taxpayers. Petrey is fond of telling his staff that Springboro is a Wealthy Community.... and that if the community members are told how wealthy they are often enough, and how wonderful our Springboro staff are often enough, then the levies for increased taxes will take care of themselves.
Our new Springboro athletic director lost no time in getting with Petrey's Program of bashing Springboro taxpayers for being too greedy to pass a school levy to pay for the hiring of an elite staff of athletic coaches, as he goes about Springboro and surrounding communities talking rot about Springboro families who are wealthy enough to support a million dollar a year program; but just to greedy to say yes..... So in typical sports bully fashion, Mr.Louis just takes what he needs from the taxpayers pockets, with Petrey's nod of approval, and all Yeas from the board members.
#31368 May 23, 2014
How insanely hypocritical are our Union First Solidarity Board of Education elected officials in Springboro school district. With less than six months of working under the leadership of
boardpresident Charles Anderson and boardvicepresident Ron Malone, just take a look at the irony of Todd Petrey taking control of We the People power over our school tax dollars; and handing all the power and control of our Children First 21st century classroom education over to the Springboro Education Association student union activists for S-U-R-E. Remember in public board meeting when retired educator/board member Ron Malone gave kudos to Todd Petrey for meeting with the Students engagement team; telling the Springboro taxpayers that decisions made by the students in their meeting with Todd Petrey would have greater influence in future decisions made in the public school board business meetings?
Remember in public school board meeting when School Superintendent forced Springboro parent/former member of the Board Policy Committee/Children First Advocate Kelly Kohls out of his District Policy Committee; putting the re-emphasis in his district policy committee on the agenda of Springboro parent/S-U-R-E union first activist Stephanie Bindeman; then publicly announced to Children First Springboro Parent, Kelly Kohls, that he (the superintendent) already had enough "input" from parents on his District Policy committee. What a hypocrite is Todd Petrey! How dare he throw our Children First under the bus, by embracing ONLY the Union First Solidarity agenda of boardpresident Charles Anderson and boardvicepresident retired educator Ron Malone?
Where is the understanding of this insanely popular MSA board majority of the constitutional rights of minority groups to have equal representation in our school government "of the people, for the people and by the people?"
People in this community should wake up and start asking themselves: Is everything that is popular with the MSA board majority/ Springboro Education Association RIGHT for our Children First 21st Century Education and a brighter future for our schools and community?
#31369 May 23, 2014
Of course supporting sports programs in the schools is very important. The problems you describe arent unique to this community. Illegal stuff can happen anywhere. Accountabilty is about getting lots of very trustworthy volunteers into the right places, then politely and cordially checking each other from time to time. But your point about cash is well taken. There have been problems sort of like this where we used to live. Lots of kids always used to come to our house selling candy bars, popcorn, restaurant discount cards, ect. We smile and buy them but at the same time we would hold our breath, hoping our money would eventually help to fund uniforms and gymbags and not wind up in somebody's savings account
#31370 May 23, 2014
Oops! Sorry Tina! First, Ron Malone pushes SHS principal out of the spotlight of Matt Louis Athletics Recognition of students; but that was just step one of MoreRon's addiction to power over all the SHS students and staff! We all saw the handwriting on the wall, as only a few of the Students showed up in the boardroom to accept their Special Recognition Award certificates presented by the "outsider" SHS principal, Ms. Daniel! Now, under the inept leadership of Union First Anderson/Malone, the SHS principal Ms. Daniel is being Replaced by the insanely popular Mr. Kyle Martin, who just a few months ago was just a lowly MoreRon wannabe-- and now he is a fully recognized and employed MoreRon high school principal.
#31372 May 23, 2014
...... and don't forget, Tina, those people who are watching no matter what you do include our insanely popular former retired educators, Ron Malone and David Stuckey, under the watch of community business man Charles Anderson, who uses our Students' likes on his Funeral home business Facebook page to promote his self-interest financial gain.
#31373 May 23, 2014
Now we know from the Boro news that the principal using fundraising allowing students to buy study hall time to listen to the music of their choice, was just playing it "cool" since he knew he was leaving Springboro Schools; so why should he care about wasting our school district resources in the classroom and Springboro taxpayers school tax dollars? No incentive for Blakely to try harder to our students' advantage when he wasn't even interested in the job of Springboro school principal, since he has known for some time that his eye was on the dollar sign, thinking the grass is always greener...... if you see an extra greenback out there.... forget that love for the kids and go for the green......and that's just plain greedy!
#31374 May 23, 2014
Have you ever left a job for another job that paid better?
#31375 May 23, 2014
Just said No to a job just because it paid more money. That's because I was happy with being paid for quality work at a job that was close to home, with attractive comfortable working conditions, away from the heavy traffic and long daily commute. However, my
co-worker and good friend always kept an eye open for an exta dollar; once telling the boss of a better offer and asking that salary be matched; boss said No Way, clean out your desk and go now. To this day my good friend laments over making the wrong decision. But, different strokes for different folks. It great for Springboro employees to leave Springboro schools for a job that pays more-- its just a bit tiring hearing our school superintendent constantly lament that unless we pay constantly increasing salaries/compensation beneifts package deals to our already well paid staff, that we are going to lose these quality experienced administrators and teachers..... and we all know what that means.... the danger of BRAIN DRAIN throughout our community with our children's future at risk and our
property values sinking .... way down low in the Boro. Good Golly Miss Molly! whole lot of brain drain going on!
#31376 May 23, 2014
To answer your question: "Why was there no discussion in the board room asking tough questions to the Athletic Director as to why the sports program leaders kept spending money that they did not have in their budget to spend?" I don't know. Why don't you ask the "Old BOE members"? The "old" KPR BOE voted to transfer funds from the General Acct to the Sports Program... FACTS NOT SPIN:
November 19, 2013 BOE Meeting
Request: Advance $150,000 cash from Genral Fund 001 to Athletic Fund 300-903B
Motion by Jim N Rigano, second by Jim N Rigano.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Kelly J Kohls, Don A Miller, Jim N Rigano, Wendy Kull
#31377 May 23, 2014
Nope...I think your candidates lost that would have continued your majority. The community endured the "Old" BOE majority. The Democratic process corrected that. You'll just have to wait until the next election and try again. Have a great day!!
#31378 May 23, 2014
Really? Well if you really don't know, then your post really isn't necessary since you really have nothing to say other than the Same Old Spin -- Are you implying that everything wrong with the overspending of the athletic budget is the fault of the "old" KPR BOE? That Spin is getting pretty old and tired --
Truth is public record that this November 19,2013 Motion was to Amend the request to transfer the full amount of the funding gap in the athletic "overspent" budget and board members voted to amend the amount to the $150,000 cash from General Fund.
Have YOU heard it said..... Give a pig a pancake and the pig will come back and demand the butter and syrup? Well that's exactly what happend when the NEW board brought the recommendation to the public vote to amend the amendment, and take the rest of the money from General Fund,(that, by the way, was protected by the motion of amendment by those Children First "old" KRP BOE members, just doing what's right for our school children and community).
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