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#26670 Aug 19, 2013
Unions Own Ohio! In Ohio and the United States today, there are several categories of entrenched interests ranging from big business to single-issue groups on the left and the right. Whether represented by the pork barrel spending out of Washington, D.C. or the corporate welfare masked as economic development out of state government, big business and its lobbyists certainly do well. Big business, however, tends to shy away from the big reform issues, as rocking the board could lead them to lose their spoils or make them a target of labor unions or transparency groups.
Perhaps you recall the time at a meeting of industry players in June 2010 when one top representative of Ohio businesses went into a tirade about the workplace freedom issue and how such an issue was just a right wing distraction?
TAXPAYERS DON'T STAND A CHANCE.
Forced Unionism in Springboro is big business! Check out the Springboro businesses and the Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of the May 2013 CCFD Fire levy tax which proposed a 93% tax increase on Springboro families. Among those of our neighbors who fought against taxpayers to put Clearcreek Township as paying highest taxes of all, was Springboro School Board of Education candidate, Dr. Ron Malone.
#26671 Aug 19, 2013
Ohio School Board Association owns Ohio's school district leaders and board representation through the OSBA indoctrination/training seasons teaching elected BOE officials that the local superintendent is the boss and that the local BOE members are supposed to rubber stamp everything the school superintendent tells the board that the teacher's union president wants in pay and compensation/benefits increases; along with softer working conditions with no accountabiity, nor responsibility, to local taxpayers.
Who would oppose this truth and those that caused this success?
This is why we need OSBLC!
#26672 Aug 19, 2013
Under the responsible leadership of our BOE majority of reform minded members (including Dr. Kohls, Mr. Petroni and Mr. Rigano) our Springboro school district is not only healthier than ever before, but Springboro parents and taxpaying homeowners have a CLEAR representation of what this board represents, and it is CLEARLY for our kids FIRST! And that means we can all REMEMBER during these difficult challenges being faced by our school board; that our children first budgeting board members ARE making sure that OUR KIDS ARE NO VICTIMS HERE (as they were in the past).
Why in the world would any parent or concerned citizen choose NOT to fully support the leadership of our board members who have a proven record of supporting OUR CHILDREN FIRST!
#26673 Aug 19, 2013
To Reality Bites:
You seemed very informed and well researched - much appreciated. My problem is who to vote for in November. A quick check does not show 3 candidates that are not pro union / power agenda hungry. And I believe the filing date for a candidate is passed? So what / who now?
#26674 Aug 19, 2013
While your own opinion that Dave is a nice guy is to be respected as your own, you should state it as such -- your opinion.
Facts are proven by one parent in Springboro, who urges us not to vote for that awful coach Stuckey, based on personal behavior toward a student that was not nice. It would not be nice to state this on public blog; but don't vote for that awful coach Stuckey is as nice as it's going to get for Dave on this blog.
#26675 Aug 19, 2013
Thank You for your concern!
It appears that there is a push on this blog to Vote; but my question is WHO is leading?
Why is there NO one out there leading this unprecedented success that our reform minded board majority has achieved in just 18 months of elected service to our schools and community?
You are correct -- the filing date for a candidate is passed and Inquiring Minds are asking: Is that all there is?
#26676 Aug 19, 2013
Is it time to find some worhty leaders and push for write in candidates? Is that still an option?
#26677 Aug 19, 2013
Whoever judged this as spam - nice try to shut people of oposing viewpoints up!
I checked with the Warren Co. Board of Elections and write in candidate is possible. The filing deadline - which I am verifying - is Aug. 27 for a write in.
Now lets find some leaders to keep our schools going in the write direction!
#26678 Aug 19, 2013
Personally, I do not trust in write-in candidates (although it is legal to do so at the polls). Local school board candidates should be those persons who have a desire and intensity to offer their leadership expertise in service to their schools and community.
I do not believe in drafting people into elected service.
The ideal 2011 school board candidates were Jim Rigano and David Petroni; because of their volunteer service through Educate Springboro, trust in their winning agenda of Children's first budgeting was built with the voters, long before they felt their call to public service as board representatives.
The hour is late; and the unknown candidates face a highly SEA funded, insanely popular pro-union celebrity campaign, which will be much like the coronation of high school prom king and queen, with the prize of our multi-million dollar school budget handed over to the SEA officials.
insanely popular pro-union celebrity campaign which will be much like the coronation of high school prom king and queen.
#26679 Aug 19, 2013
As for me and my household of voters, we put our trust in Springboro Board of Education member, Wendy Kull, to keep our school district heading in the right direction at the polls in November... Thank You, Thank You, Wendy, for Standing up for Kids! Springboro voters will not let you down in November!
In the direction of opportunity ...
by David Petroni “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”--Winston Churchill
When we combine common sense spending with the strong performance of our schools, we can offer opportunities for everyone--our students, teachers, families and our community. The 2013 campaign for school board has begun, and some candidates are calling for a nostalgic turn back to “the way it was.” The status quo says they want to go in a different direction. Here is a reminder of our past:• Instead of facing our challenges, they seemingly would retreat back in time.• Instead of looking for opportunities to improve and innovate, they chose the way they always operated – raise fees, cut busing, reduce support staff, and increase class size to leverage parents.• Instead of reallocating resources in response to a changing financial environment, they chose not to buy books, technology, buses, or to make needed capital improvements. This summer a worker fell 20 feet (blessedly survived with only a broken elbow) while fixing the Clearcreek Elementary roof because the roof decking had been neglected for so long. If regular maintenance is performed, how much less might this repair have cost?We see the status quo woefully ill equipped to meet the challenges that our school district faces.Visit our websitehttp://educatespringbor o.org
#26680 Aug 19, 2013
Kull rhymes with Schools
#26681 Aug 20, 2013
[QUOTE who="Doug Wiedeman
A certain slate of candidates represents union control of your schools that work for the best interest of the union, not your children.
It is time to vote for the future.
That certain slate of candidates representing union control of OUR schools that work for the best interest of the union MUST be targeted as the ENEMY of our children's first best interest.
This union army is well funded and deeply embedded in their diligent strategy of politics of personal destruction to take out their opposition, collect their spoils of war and retreat to the Ron Malone madness of status quo pro-union business as usual.
Now is not the time to return to the past failed leadership of former high school principal Ron Malone; former teacher/coach Dave Stuckey; former board member Charles Anderson; former failed school board candidate Lisa Babb; and Jamie Belanger who seeks to gain control of the board.
These vote for revenge union school board candidates will not lead our schools and community in the direction of opportunity for our children's future.
#26682 Aug 20, 2013
It is time to vote for the future.
Our schools and community need the NEW leadership
of certified school board candidates Wendy Kull,
Charles Bitner, Kolton Vaughn. Vote for Success!
Help us leave our vote for revenge SEA school board candidates left behind. There is no place for bullying revenge in our board room in our successful Springboro schools!
#26683 Aug 20, 2013
In case you missed this exciting e-mail news from Springboro Schools....
Springboro Community City Schools
July 17, 2013
SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES AGREEMENT WITH TEACHERS
On July 16, the Springboro Community City Schools Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously in favor of a new agreement with the Springboro Education Association (SEA). The announcement comes less than a week after the BOE approved a new agreement with the Springboro Classified Employees Association (SCEA).
The highlights of the two-year agreement with the SEA include:
• 80/20 healthcare insurance with employees paying 20%, and school district paying 80%
• 2% raise on base pay for both years one and two
• Step raises for two years
• Establishing a committee to put an equitable performance pay system in place
In comparison, the four-year agreement with the SCEA includes these provisions:
• Step raises for three years
•$1,000 annual stipend for three years
• 80/20 healthcare insurance with employees paying 20%, and school district paying 80%
“This is outstanding news for our employees, taxpayers and students and their families,” said Kelly Kohls, BOE President.“We have an agreement we can afford and that will make our school district more competitive. We will be able to retain our best teachers and attract new top-notch teaching staff. The Springboro School District continues to provide a quality education. We thank our parents, students, community, teachers, administrators and non-teaching staff for our district’s achievements. We look forward to continued excellence in the future.”
#26684 Aug 20, 2013
As you may know, Neighbors for Springboro Schools' mission is to increases school taxes on every Springboro family; simply by creating a false budget crisis, even when there is unprecendented financial stability such as we are now experiencing in our school district; and our financial future looks bright for years to come.
Please stay alert to the NFSS strategy to fight against our successful children's first budget, throughout the upcoming weeks of fiercely campaigning for the election of pro-union school board candidates Ron Malone,Charles Anderson, David Stuckey,Lisa Babb.
The bottom line is that.... Malone,Anderson,Stuckey,Babb seek to gain control of the board; and their only goal is to campaign for increased taxes!
Of course, the NFSS would not be doing THEIR job of union activists if they failed to personally attack their opposition during the school board campaign, in their efforts to distort the winning agenda of our children's first budget; and discredit the amazing achievements made by our reform minded BOE majority in just 18 months of service to our schools and community!
Don't be deceived by these union school board candidates who have ganged up with the generous funding of the SEA and the NFSS to launch a
mean-spiritied war of words "voting for revenge" against our new school board candidates Wendy Kull, Charles Bitner, and Kolton Vaughn.
#26685 Aug 20, 2013
Me thinks the only chance of this ever happening would be if Holtrey were to help retrieve sizable chunks of the remaining "missing" booster money.
#26686 Aug 20, 2013
totally agree! not a chance of Troy Holtrey being restored to his rightful place; since he has proven himself to have been the WRONG person to have been there in the FIRST place.
That Malone-Stuckey-Anderson-Babb hostile union takeover attempt in November 2013 has all the wrong PRINCIPALS of all the has been losers of the past....AND nothing to offer in the direction of opportunity for our childrens future of success!
The clock is ticking and we all know the right direction at the polls is voting NO more Malone-Stuckey-Anderson-Babb!
Spread the word, Springboro! Our schools and community deserve better than Malone's continued practices of unionism enslavement.
#26687 Aug 20, 2013
That may be true, but be aware of what Weideman said. That is...what Stucky's true agenda is.
#26688 Aug 20, 2013
There are so many good reasons to oppose these people, why don't we present the argument and ask people to support as much.
You do have examples to back up your rhetoric, don't you?
Share them, demonstrate what makes the candidates you support the superior choice.
As it stands right now bloviating about has beens and losers doesn't give people much to work with in their decision making process.
#26689 Aug 20, 2013
Did You Know... long held traditions provide the foundation for Springboro students as they achieve in academics, the arts and athletics. These traditions are merging with the expectations of a changing world. Many of today's top careers didn't exist ten years ago, and our students are growing up immersed in technology. We are creating a 21st Century learning environment where all students are encouraged to succeed in our globally and digitally connected world.
Did You Know... that when our students return to the 2013-2014 year, they will see our schools and ommunity-wide commitment to their success!
...Did You Know through the outdated tunnel vision of school board candidate, Ron Malone, that all he says about our unprecedented success is:
"there are a large number of unknown factors right now."
Inquiring minds would ask Mr. Malone: Really, Are you For S-U-R-E?
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