"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."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!
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.