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Good Neighbor Policy

Cincinnati, OH

#26233 Aug 3, 2013
Levy Overload wrote:
I have to agree with Taxed Enough's comments. More focus needs to be placed on academics and not just the bogus claim that Springboro Schools has received an "excellence" rating. With the demographics of Springboro and the amount of time spent teaching to the test each year, it would be a calamity if Springboro did NOT receive the excellent rating.
The district is moaning about the increase in gas and heating costs for the schools, but this is something that everyone is experiencing. The only difference is that the individual family cannot just go to their job and tell them to fork over more cash to cover the increases, rather they must learn to live with what income they receive. Springboro Schools will need to do the same. Also, Springboro's complaint that they are paying more for healthcare costs for employees is annoying. Everyone, every business, is also experiencing this increase and the result is the individual employee is having to contribute more money to cover their own healthcare. Let the Springboro School District pass the costs on also. The voters cannot carry their own and the districts healthcare increases! Give me a break!
"Our leaders must remember that education doesn't begin with some isolated bureaucrat in Washington. It doesn't even begin with state or local officials. Education begins in the home."
-Ronald Reagan

As a matter of policy, the time has now come for Springboro taxpayers to DEMAND that Springboro parents step up and work shoulder to shoulder in sharing the burden of educating
Springboro students. We need to take a closer look at exactly what is meant by a "quality classroom education" and exactly what cost is our civic responsibility; and exactly which sports and extra curricular activities are to be paid for by volunteer community support and individual parents to their own children who benenfit most from these great programs, during the time of their participation.
Brain Drain Alert

Cincinnati, OH

#26234 Aug 3, 2013
Did You Know wrote:
Did you know? Board of Education president Kelly Kohls is not only irresponsible with our money, she is irresponsible with her own as well...leading to foreclosure and lawsuits against her and her husband.
Read it for yourself!
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/loca...
http://www.co.warren.oh.us/clerkofcourt/searc...
Search for Case Number 10CV78382
Now she is parading around on the tea party circuit talking to everyone that will listen about all the success of the "our agenda first" board. Leave our children in the dust, demean our teachers and principals to the point they flock in record numbers. Then, push all things controversial like anti-labor rhetoric and introducing guns to our children's classrooms.
It's incredible that someone who cannot even manage their own personal affairs is allowed to thrust her political agenda upon our community. This community is a great place to live, and people like Kelly Kohls as well as her sidekicks Jim Rigano and David Petroni are trying to destroy it. Who could be surprised though, since their aim is merely political and their children don't even attend our district?!
Further, now that her children are grown and out of the district, she wants to divert more of the limited funds available to local public school districts. Instead, they would be given as "vouchers" to families that would like to use our tax dollars to send their kids to private, usually religious, schools of their choosing. Guess who runs these schools? Yes indeed...the regulars from the Tea Party gang including Kohls herself! Ethical? I sure don't think so...
And when this happens, what is to become of our children who attend the public school? Their teachers will all be gone because other districts pay a fair wage while our board cuts them left and right. The principals will all retire when they reach that point because they don't "fit" with the school board's lunatic fringe.
The news sites are just full of her absurdity:
http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/warren/con...
Join me in sending Kelly a clear message that her baggage and financial burden is not welcome in our community - SAY NO TO KOHLS IN NOVEMBER! Vote for a candidate that you feel will restore balance and decency to our board of education.
SAY NO TO AGENDA FIRST KOHLS!!
We know that "stoopid IS as stoopid" does; and it appears that Boro Alumni does it really stoopid ...for SURE.
Did You Know

Cincinnati, OH

#26235 Aug 3, 2013
Only one Vote, One NO, is the smart way to go in November at the polls... Skip the vote for school board candidates! Get Smart and Vote No to Renewal Levy. Who are we, as smart voters, to deny the insanely popular SEA activists the affluency of richly turning "inward" and eating their own rotten flesh?
churchill

Springboro, OH

#26236 Aug 3, 2013
heard that Baker is moving back to Springboro..does he smell blood in the water ?
Vipers and Hypocrites

Cincinnati, OH

#26237 Aug 3, 2013
Heart Burn wrote:
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Very Simple...They are compensated for the service they provide. They are compensated quite well when all things are considered. They have an excellent benefit package, excellent work condidtions, excellent community support. Long lines of teachers wanting to work here... one is even suing to work here, so the claim they will go elsewhere is garbage.
The BOE has offered more in the way of compensation, more in the way of step raises (which, IMHO, should be done away with entirely...Who else get a raise for simply showing up next year?) And they azre being asked to pay just 20% of their onw health care coverage.
So to your point of wanting more...
what is fair?
What is Unfair about the BOE's offer?
One would think these should be simple questions to answer fo you.
Who else but our Springboro Schools Board of Education representatives would unanimously vote for increased pay for Springboro teachers, and slight reduction in renewal levy for
Springboro, giving a win-win fair deal to us all! Our board members are to be commended for their great efforts, truly going the extra mile in tireless hours of work in order to meet the Springboro Education Association far more than just half way!

Who else but the Springboro Education Association would refuse to show up at public board meeting to celebrate the success of our school community and community of taxpayers!

Who else but the greedy Springboro Education Association would send their bullies to demand that the BOE give it all to the SEA; and just because they didn't get it all, who else but the greedy SEA would threaten to strike against taxpayers again in just two short years, and walk out on our children's classroom education, just like they threatened to do, before the BOE gave in to their recent demands to give the SEA all that they wanted!

But did the SEA think it was fair that ALL their employment contract demands were met by the BOE? Not at all! When the DDN reported that starting salaries of Springboro teachers were lowest of all in Warren County, taxpayers were shamed and blamed into asking ourselves if this was what we wanted in our school district. Now, after the SEA got everything they asked for in negotiations seettlements, the DDN reports that now the starting salaries of Springboro teachers are the highest in Warren County!
Who else but the greedy non-professional educators of the SEA would threaten to strike in two years IF they were not offered even higher pay to convince teachers to stay employed in Springboro Schools? Perhaps it time for community members to ask ourselves if this is the non-professional level of hostility and emotional blackmail that we want to invest in our school renewal levy in November 2013. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If the Money is not made available to the Springboro Education Association, then what will they use to exploit our children and blackmail taxpayers with in just two short years
as they strike against us for pay increases for teachers?
Did You Know

Cincinnati, OH

#26238 Aug 3, 2013
Only one Vote, One NO, is the smart way to go in November at the polls... Skip the vote for school board candidates! Get Smart and Vote No to Renewal Levy. Who are we, as smart voters, to deny the insanely popular SEA activists the affluency of richly turning "inward" and eating their own rotten flesh?
Good Neighbor Policy

Cincinnati, OH

#26239 Aug 3, 2013
No Doubt wrote:
<quoted text>
No Doubt, you Doug are the most experienced person in the forum when it comes to dealing with the prosecutor...
http://statecasefiles.justia.com/documents/oh...
Why be such a hypocrite, Doug??
No Doubt, Doug is not perfect, but among the Vipers and Hypocrites of the non-professional Springboro Education Association, no doubt, Doug stands head and shoulders above all.
I have observed our good neighbor, Doug, for the past two years in public school board meetings; and I agree that no doubt, Doug, is the most experienced person in the forum when it comes to dealing with the BOE prosecutors for S-U-R-E and NFSS.
No Doubt, Doug's personal and business expertise, plus his successful dealings with the legal prosecutors, make him a perfect "fit" in dealing with the SEA bully prosecutors of BOE elected officials, during these continuous rounds of "interrogations and false accusations" being brought against our good neighbors in Springboro, who serve our schools and community with great civic pride as elected BOE members.
No doubt, Doug is a "near-perfect" Springboro Parent to run for Springboro Schools BOE election in November 2013. Doug has already been vetted by the hostile political opposition, who have already dug up those dry old bones of false accusations, that just won't "live again" no matter how hard the SEA politics of personal destruction tries to discredit Doug's character, and distract from his business success.
Also, while others have demanded that the board increase taxes on all Springboro families, but never offering financial contributions of their own to our school children, Doug is one of two Springboro parents that I've seen come to the podium during public school board meeting, asking for nothing for his own best interest, but simply offering hundreds of dollars in donations to our schools! Now that's the Springboro parent that I would vote for school board representative, if our good neighbor, Doug, would stand up for kids in November and run for school board election.
Worth Repeating

Cincinnati, OH

#26240 Aug 3, 2013
We should all be celebrating the success of the Children First Budgeting policies implemented by our BOE. Even the Tax and Spend Liberals of the SEA and NFSS must acknowledge the financial turnaround of Springboro Schools. Please take the time to thank our current BOE members for standing up for Students, Tax Payers and teachers. See David Petroniís latest message of BOE Successes at link below:
http://educatespringboro.org/
More great news, the Proposed Renewal Levy in November has been reduced 15%. Where in America can you find politicians who through hard work and dedication find a reduction in a proposed LEVY?!?!?! Right here in Springboro with no loss in services.
partisan

Springboro, OH

#26241 Aug 3, 2013
I will never for any school levy with the likes of Babb, Malone Stuckey running, with background wantabees like Sarah Jobe lurking. Simply disgusting creatures.
partisan

Springboro, OH

#26242 Aug 3, 2013
Worth Repeating wrote:
We should all be celebrating the success of the Children First Budgeting policies implemented by our BOE. Even the Tax and Spend Liberals of the SEA and NFSS must acknowledge the financial turnaround of Springboro Schools. Please take the time to thank our current BOE members for standing up for Students, Tax Payers and teachers. See David Petroniís latest message of BOE Successes at link below:
http://educatespringboro.org/
More great news, the Proposed Renewal Levy in November has been reduced 15%. Where in America can you find politicians who through hard work and dedication find a reduction in a proposed LEVY?!?!?! Right here in Springboro with no loss in services.
How long will that last if the likes of Babb and Malone win seats on the board ?
Stand Up For Kids

Cincinnati, OH

#26243 Aug 3, 2013
dont drink the kool aid wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tea Party represents America's last hope; or rather the last line of defense against a wave of rampant, destructive Obama-style social liberalism.
Not a Chance that the November School Renewal Levy will pass without THREE GOOD CONSERVATIVES stepping up to protect our INVESTMENT in our children's future! Springboro taxpayers have done our homework and we know the truth that we will trust ONLY conservative responsible spenders with our Children's First Budget success. The hour is late; the clock is ticking; in what direction will our school district go in November 2013?

Springboro parent, Kelly Kohls, has stood in the line of fire against the unionism's enemies of our children's souls. Where among our Springboro Parents is there support for Kelly? Over and over we hear conservative parents voice fear of backlash from their child's teacher, if they dare oppose the OEA indoctrination of our children's minds! Why is this? Why are Springboro parents allowing union scumbag bullies to intimidate, threaten, ridicule, and force silence among us in standing up for kids?

Our conservative BOE majority have proven themselves trustworthy, fiscally responsible, and our children's first budget prioritizes our kids best interest in every decision.
Before Kelly Kohls got on this school board, our district projected a $30 million deficit. Now, they project a $5 million surplus after replacing many things taken from the children during the levy campaigns. They have now added many curriculum and safety measures for the children of our district. All of this without new money. What changed? Our reform minded conservative BOE representatives have become much more efficient, they are holding people accountable and they are making all decisions using what is good for education and our children's classroom teachers as their priority. Children's First Budgeting Works! There needs to be a BOE majority of Three Conservatives elected in November in order for our school district to continue in the right direction!
There is too much at stake for our school children and community for voters to veer Left in the direction of tax and spend lovers!
Stand Up For Kids at the polls in November!
Stand Up For Kids

Cincinnati, OH

#26244 Aug 3, 2013
partisan wrote:
I will never for any school levy with the likes of Babb, Malone Stuckey running, with background wantabees like Sarah Jobe lurking. Simply disgusting creatures.
I totally agree! If Babb/Malone/Stuckey/Anderson/B elanger/Jobe and all the others who praise and worship the false education gods REALLY care about our schools and community, then they must be willing to step down from the SEA's hostile attempts to "control our BOE Elected officials" and PROVE us wrong in our loathing of
their hypocrisy and greed.

NO THREE CONSERVATIVES ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT EQUALS NO YES VOTE FOR RENEWAL FOR THE GREEDY HOSTILE SEA.
Did You Know

Cincinnati, OH

#26245 Aug 3, 2013
Only one Vote, One NO, is the smart way to go in November at the polls... Skip the vote for school board candidates! Get Smart and Vote No to Renewal Levy. Who are we, as smart voters, to deny the insanely popular SEA activists the affluency of richly turning "inward" and eating their own rotten flesh?

...And, who are We the People as smart voters, to continue beating our heads against that SEA wall of greed and hostility against Springboro taxpayers? Can a leopard change its sport? Or a Panther control its beastly desire to devour all flesh within its prowl?

Why not skip the vote for school board candidates and just say NO to Renewal money for the union mobsters on the prowl?
Smart Question

Cincinnati, OH

#26246 Aug 3, 2013
partisan wrote:
<quoted text>
How long will that last if the likes of Babb and Malone win seats on the board ?
Only smart answer is just vote No renewal money in November 2013.
We simply can't take a gamble on our children's future by voting more money for our insanely popular false gods of unionism to DE-Value our children first.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#26247 Aug 3, 2013
No Doubt wrote:
<quoted text>
No Doubt, you Doug are the most experienced person in the forum when it comes to dealing with the prosecutor...
http://statecasefiles.justia.com/documents/oh...
Why be such a hypocrite, Doug??
And to what are you referring my dear anonymous friend?
Just Asking

Cincinnati, OH

#26248 Aug 3, 2013
Just Watching wrote:
<quoted text>
You are the professional educators, the ones who know best how to educate, where are your answers?
Where in your contract proposals are anything remotely related to improving the education of our children?
Aside the need for more money, less time at work, and less overseeing of the job being performed, where are the children in your mix?
Where are the answers from the professional educators?
Ms. Cook's response to a continual 80% failure rate in math on the Ohio Achievement Assessment test was to "convince" the union to teach less each day, effectively reducing the number of class periods per year by 25 out of 175.
Ms. Cook performed this miracle by reducing each class by 7 minutes each day and adding more class periods. 7 minutes per day x 175 days per teaching year = 1225 minutes per year
1225 minutes per year / last years 49 minute classes = 25 periods of instruction lost in every class
Genius.
80% failure rate in math? for S-U-R-E?

Where's the VALUE of responsible education in that non-professional educator?
Just Keeping It Simple

Cincinnati, OH

#26249 Aug 3, 2013
glue factory wrote:
<quoted text>
Ron Malone on the school board? Wasn't it tough enough trying to keep Miller awake?
...lol, alls ima saying is No mo dough for status quo!
Malone.Babb.Stuckey have got to go!
Remember in November to just say NO!
No Doubt

Englewood, OH

#26250 Aug 3, 2013
Good Neighbor Policy wrote:
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Now that's the Springboro parent that I would vote for school board representative, if our good neighbor, Doug, would stand up for kids in November and run for school board election.
No doubt there is no need for doug weidemann to waste his time with a petition. He's aligned with Kelly Kohls' way of thinking and even her personal finance history of being broke. How can we trust someone who writes rubber checks to protect our tax dollars? There is a new era of common sense and community pride coming to Springboro in November as we oust the incumbent BOE members..
No Doubt

Englewood, OH

#26251 Aug 3, 2013
Stand Up For Kids wrote:
<quoted text>
NO THREE CONSERVATIVES ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT EQUALS NO YES VOTE FOR RENEWAL FOR THE GREEDY HOSTILE SEA.
No doubt your inability to form a comprehensible sentence as well as your narrowminded, agenda-based political outlook demonstrates that the educational system as well as your parents certainly failed you, and for that, I apologize on behalf of civilized society.
No Doubt

Englewood, OH

#26252 Aug 3, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
<quoted text>
And to what are you referring my dear anonymous friend?
No doubt you recall Doug, the day that you threatened to kill a poor, innocent bank teller because he informed you that there were fees associated with your decision to overdraw your checking account. You call for fiscal responsibility but can't cover the checks you write personally??

Surely you couldn't have forgotten already? We the voters certainly have not:

http://statecasefiles.justia.com/documents/oh...

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