There are 32019 comments on the Dayton Daily News story from Feb 5, 2008, titled Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies. In it, Dayton Daily News reports that:
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#31720 Jul 16, 2014
Our school district leaders are wasting about $12,000 Plus per year sending out expensive, glossy post cards, about 4 times a year to the home address of about 10,000 households. That's about $3000 or so for the recent one received in the mail with the Many Voices Project invitation to attend a community meeting. Additional waste of taxpayers money includes the $12,000 contract for hiring an outside facilitator, Jeff Stec,(Citizens for Civic Renewal) to keep the momentum moving forward (back to status quo of failed past practices of running a continuous stream of unnecessary school tax levies, based on a false budget crisis).
The caption below the shadowy figures states: There are many voices in our school district. And we want to hear yours.
...... But, obviously, only the voices that are speaking the same old mantra of maintaining status quo; and only on the terms of union solidarity. Concerns of the many voices are such as:
"how the union solidarity team can best use this time to get to their ONE opinion and stay on task of modeling looking forward, rather than allowing conversations to return "into the weeds" of details or prior disagreements......
(if you listen very carefully to the many voices of the shadowy figures of union solidarity, you will hear them voice protection of board member Ron Malone from being held accountable for the wrong he did our SHS students all those years, wasting taxpayers money and school district resources, running our high school like a union shop; just like he is now running the Board of Education)
People in this community should be reminded that ALL five of our Board of Education elected officials were sworn into office in public service to ALL students, school employees, and community residents, upholding our Constitutional Rights; but we NOW have only two board representatives doing what's right for our schools and community; VERSUS three old men majority vote of Renewing status quo failed practices of the past.
Check out the board meetings agendas and minutes posted on the board of education page on the school website: www.springboro.org
to learn how our union controlled board majority members' Votes are hurting our children's classroom education and the future of our schools and community by their stupidly wasteful spending.
#31721 Jul 16, 2014
"There has been 2 crimes committed in connection to Mollygate...
1) Molly Wray's violation of state and Federal student privacy laws
2) Springboro Schools administration not suspending Molly Wray
The following is a slice of a Springboro schools document which is available to the general public...
"...Ms. Wray unfortunately decided to use protected student information under R.C.§3319.321 and FERPA 20 USC 1232g for personal use. The Administration of the Springboro Community City School District discussed this matter with Ms. Wray and disciplined Ms. Wray in the matter they believed was appropriate..."
Terrah Floyd, Treasurer
Springboro Community City Schools
So what was the manner of discipline Todd Petrey and Lee Vincent believed was "appropriate" for Molly Wray's violation of state and federal student privacy laws? A verbal lecture and a "letter of understanding" in Molly Wray's personnel file, to be removed after six months? For a flagrant offense involving a health teacher who lured recent Boro alumni to go to her personal website by informing them about a.... "really important election for the school board".... only to have web-browsers discover her personal endorsement of Malone Stuckey & Anderson....... UNBELIEVABLE!
One of the first things every higher-level administrator of any given school district has to understand is the decisions they make set examples / precedents for their subordinates to follow. This is true not only in decision-making, but also in setting discipline patterns. In the exerpt (above), the treasurer of Springboro Community City Schools, Terrah Floyd, confirms that Springboro high school health teacher violated both state of Ohio as well as federal FERPA student privacy law.
In receiving a "letter of understanding" to be removed after six months, Molly Wray received nothing more than a slap on the wrist for her flagrant violation of trust. 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."
It is hard to believe this is the only time this has happened and we should know who this information went to and who else used this ill-gotten list.
Does Acorn have the private information of our students? Does the Democratic party, as Stephanie Bindeman is on the Democratic Central Committee, does she now have this list of our voting students?
What other information has been misused to work over our kids?
Is this the way they got the 99%ers to rally?
I am outraged by this information, aren't all of you?
Can someone call the board of elections and the prosecutor?
#31722 Jul 16, 2014
It is 9:23 July 16; how long will above post which is public record last on this Topix blog?
#31723 Jul 16, 2014
An examination of Ms. Wray's personnel file revealed no letters of reprimand nor anything else relating to this incident. Not a solitary notation. The file was provided to me by Ms. Terrah Floyd as part of a records request for public documents.
Given Ms. Floyd's above reply, one would certainly expect to see some mention of this incident in the personnel file of Ms. Wray, however trivial school officials believed it to be.
Why would Ms. Floyd not tell the truth about such a minor manner as this?
#31724 Jul 16, 2014
matter not manner
excuse the typo.
#31725 Jul 16, 2014
Maybe its you or one of your followers deleting these posts to stir the pot and make the board majority backers look bad?
#31726 Jul 16, 2014
Possibly, but what would that accomplish, withholding the truth about our Ohio Achievement Assessment test results in math?
Isn't that what Mr. Malone favors as his modus operandi?
It's not bad news if the general public doesn't know.
Just witness what Mr. Malone did with an unflattering report on his high school from the Warren County Education Service Center, he buried it in his office.
#31727 Jul 16, 2014
That post lasted until noon, the censors must be sleeping late today.
We will post it again and see if they can break a new record. This one goes online at 12:04 July 16, 2014
#31729 Jul 16, 2014
Post 3127 about the results for the Class of 2018 in the spring of their 7th grade year.
The results demonstrate the results generated by 7 years of math education in our Springboro school district.
Less than 1 out of 4 students is able to master 75% of the material according to the results posted by the state.
Less than 1 out of 4 is receiving an adequate math education in our school district after 7 years of instruction.
PROFICIENT is defined in the 7th grade as scoring 34%- 56% on the Ohio Achievement Assessment math test.
PROFICIENT equals FAILURE
#31730 Jul 16, 2014
no one has to work that hard...the majority board backers/members ARE that bad.
#31731 Jul 16, 2014
Proverbial wisdom teaches: "Just as it is harmful to eat too much honey, so also it is bad for men to think about all the honors they deserve!" Proverbs 25:27
Although our school superintendent was granted the contract employment security of $130,000/yr for five years as was negotiated with the board, to lead our school district beyond maintaining status quo; he quickly jumped on board with the SEA president and the insanely popular SHS principal (who were not happy with the children first budgeting Vision of Reform winning agenda, which is "ensuring that the children of the Springboro community receive an excellent education while keeping costs of that quality education affordable, by carefully adhering to responsible spending."
Mr. Petrey often testified praise and worship of the many honors that Mr. Malone had grown accustomed to expecting from our SEA members and our brainwashed SHS students, one of whom proclaimed in the local news that "her education could NOT thrive without her smile and have a nice day" encounter with the insanely popular SHS principal. And Mr. Petrey once said in honor of Mr. Malone's 41 years of experience in education, that it would take hiring three younger Professional Educators to do his job!
How hypocritical it that when all along Mr. Petrey was quite knowledgeable of the fact that Mr. Malone was running our SHS like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand. This tact robbed resources from areas of greater need in the district. Those who suffered the most were the gifted and those in need of early intervention.
Our entire community of SEA Union Solidarity for SURE joined in the promotion of electing this insanely popular Mr. Malone (who has been a SHS principal for 13 years) and a successful school board election campaign was run on the Boro Alumni's "endorsement" that Mr.Malone would win because he was "insanely popular." Unfortunately, the true history of a man called Ron Malone through official documents written by third party observers did not get promoted throughout the community before election day; and some voting residents did not receive this truth in the mail until the day after the school board election.
Now that Ron Malone is an elected board representative and "most valuable person" on the MSA team, Mr. Petrey has stepped into the boardroom bully pulpit, leading the praise and worship services of the "honors" due this great man, by becoming Ron Malone's "helping hands" in passing the collection plate for New Taxes, as this union controlled board majority stupidly wastes our hard earned school tax dollars, while our students first needs are left behind trapped in moreRon's status quo of past failed practices.
#31732 Jul 16, 2014
The answer's elementary.
Ms. Floyd has been assimilated to the Borg.
#31733 Jul 16, 2014
#31735 Jul 17, 2014
Action Speaks Louder Than Words.... projecting TP attitude of our Renewed Vision and Mission Statement for the future of our school children and community:
Todd Petrey Does It All For SURE!
#31736 Jul 17, 2014
Todd Petrey Does It All For SURE!...... is the Vision and Mission Statement for the future of our school children and community under the union controlled leadership of boardpresident and vicepresident, Charles Anderson and Ron Malone.
Why is Todd Petrey wasting $12,000 plus of our children's school tax dollars, Paying It Forward, for the next year of Jeff Stec's citizens for civic renewal community meetings?
Isn't Jeff Stec a personal friend of Todd Petrey; and is it true that Jeff and Todd worked together at Lakota school district? Is it true that this Jeff Stec's levy promotion helped Lakota pass a school levy, after three failed ones? If so, then why did Todd Petrey tell Springboro taxpayers that his Many Voices Project, led by Jeff Stec, was not about a new levy campaign?
Number One - Isn't Petrey's District Policy committee made up of about 85% SEA staff members, who are making "recommendations" to Petrey's Mission and Vision Team?
Number Two - Hasn't Todd Petrey denied during public school board meetings,
the volunteer service on his district policy committee of one Springboro parent (who is a former school board president/Policy Committee member) declaring that he already had all the parents "voices" that he needed to hear from; and isn't that ONE voice only pro-levy, anti-children first, liberal union activist for S-U-R-E?
Number Three - Then why not end this waste of tax dollars to an outside facilitator, Jeff Stec, and accept the truth that hurts our kids that, simply put, Todd Petrey Does It All For S-U-R-E
payback to those parents among us, who worked with the SEA politics of personal destruction, tearing down good public servants elected as board representatives and the progress made during the past two years, doing what's right for our schools and community?
Number Four - Why would Todd Petrey lead his staff in the backward direction of putting re-emphasis on maintaining status quo, promoting false budget crisis trying to justify running continuous streams of new levies, when that failed practice of past previous school leaders led to the district's financial instability; and was the reason why Petrey left employment in the Springboro schools?
Number Five - Is there any doubt of another motive, except for sheer laziness and greed of "elitist" lusting among our Springboro Education Association members?
... and that is what union solidarity (anti-children) looks like under the union controlled leadership of board members Charles Anderson, Ron Malone, and David Stuckey.
"But by the November 2011 school board election in which two (2) additional "fiscally conservative" candidates won seats, SEA knew it was time to step it up, especially since negotiations were to commence in March 2013. The school board was freely stating its plans to move to a merit pay system, bring health insurance in line with the private sector and have teachers work in the same rigorous manner as others in the community."
Learn more about the SEA/SURE activists campaign of FEAR (false evidence appearing real) against our children first and Springboro taxpayers at the website:
#31737 Jul 18, 2014
Censorship reigns supreme if you post something the union does not care for on this blog.
That one did not last very long. I wonder the union does not wish to trumpet its "success"
educating our children?
Mr. Malone enjoys blowing the horn about the joys of PROFICIENT.
But then again when question what constituted PROFICIENT, Mr. Malone stated he did not know that sort of thing.
Let us all remind him that in the 7th grade PROFICIENT on the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests is 34%-56%.
Make it a point to tell him how proud you are to have a child who after 7 years in the math program in Springboro is grasping less than half of the material.
Fewer than 1 out of 4 in the Class of 2018 scored better than 75%
1 out of 4 students scored better than 75% on the state standardized math test for 7th grade.
PROFICIENT equals FAILURE
#31738 Jul 18, 2014
Post #31739 will be the results for the Class of 2018 for the 7th grade Ohio Achievement Assessment tests.
If you do not see the results, you will know the union got there before you did.
#31740 Jul 18, 2014
I put the data up for the Class of 2018 regarding their math test results on the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests in 7th grade.
That would be post numbers 31738 and 31739
Less than 1 out of 4 managed to score 75% or better
The same students spent a year with a new math program from Pearson's that we were trial testing as an ebook.
For all of the hoopla attended to this program an individual may be tempted to believe it would be a raving success.
Au contraire, the Class of 2018's math test results from this years Ohio Achievement Assessment test reveals better than a 30% drop in students able to score at least 75% on the basic standardized math test.
Fewer than 1 out of 6 is now able to master at least 75% of the material.
Fewer than 1 out of 6 after one more year in our math program can now score 75% or better on a state standardized math test in the 8th grade.
PROFICIENT equals FAILURE
#31741 Jul 18, 2014
The fault is not in our children, they are merely reflecting the results generated by our program of studies.
Out of 500 plus kids in the Class of 2018 that just spent two years at the junior high school, we find fewer than 100 of them that are able to score at least 75% on the basic state math test administered across the state.
For some districts perhaps these are numbers to rave about. In the community of Springboro I believe we have a solid set of higher expectations.
This is not a cause of needing more money for ever more teachers to help.
We have plenty of resources available to manage the needs of our children at hand.
This is a matter of allocation of those resources from areas of less need to areas of greater need.
It is also a matter of too much reliance on the fads of the day rather than the boring mastery of times and division tables through rote memorization.
An example is that most working people know their social security number, how did they learn that number? Most generally from rote usage while filling out job applications or other forms calling for the information. Sooner or later after you have filled it out for the umpteenth time you come to know the number by heart.
While some of this may be less exciting to the actual instructors, it remains a highly effective model of information transfer. It also provides the children with the ability to quickly master a needed skill. Possessing the ability to regurgitate necessary correct answers is a skill sorely lacking in many of today's high school graduates that were PROFICIENT, thus limiting them in participation in the work force of tomorrow.
#31742 Jul 18, 2014
If you are so unhappy with Springboro schools and the District, you do have other options available to you! You can send your children to private schools (and complain there), home school or send your children to another district that has 'open enrollment'.
BUT for the love of God get a life and stop tearing down our district and the incredible and dedicated teachers that we have.
This district has too many positive things going for it!
My children have received nothing but the best as far as teachers and their instruction and my children have the grades and test scores to prove it.
Stop with the rants - move on to something else that matters!
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