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#27299 Sep 12, 2013
#27300 Sep 12, 2013
In the direction of sustainability
DISTRICT TO ASK FOR LOWER TAX MILLAGE IN NOVEMBER
In the football stands on Friday nights, we can see a basic truth: our schools and community are inextricably tied. Public schools serve the community. And the community supports public schools. Today we stand in an almost unheard of place: we are financially prepared to give something back to the taxpayer–to give back to our community by reducing the tax burden. The renewal levy on the ballot in November will be set at a lower millage rate to reduce taxes generated by that levy by nearly 15 percent (a reduction of $1,353,800 per year). There is an assumption that if we are cutting the taxes; we must be cutting back in our schools. This is simply false.
The following needs are in the current budget through 2017:
•high school busing restored
•over $2 million in textbooks and curriculum adoption
•over $2.1 million for new buses
•over $3.7 million in capital needs and deferred maintenance
•over $1.5 million in technology (100 percent WiFi, 1,000 computers, 350 teacher laptops)
•over $7.5 million for our staff in raises and benefit changes
These needs are met in the five-year forecast even with the lower renewal levy.
How is this possible?
•Efficiency plans, reallocating resources, and receiving increased revenue all make the lower renewal levy possible.
•Since 2012-2013, the district has received $3.5 million per year due to tax revenue from the Rocky's Express natural gas pipeline.(A second gas pipeline is being installed through the school district territory; however, the district’s current forecast assumptions DO NOT include projections of any funds it is likely to bring to the district.)
•We recently learned that our district will receive 6.5% more in 2013-2014 than in the previous year from the State of Ohio (approximately $828,000) as well as 10.5% more in 2014-2015 (approximately $1.2 million).
•The May 2013 five-year budget forecast reflected a surplus of $7.55 million in 2017.
•With consideration of additional state revenue and after the approval of contracts with teachers, classified and exempt staff, budget projections still reflect a surplus of $7.2 million in 2017 with the current millage.
•When the proposed decreased renewal levy is applied to budget projections, there is a still a surplus of approximately $3.9 million.
With every step, we are proving that this district--with its record of excellence--is sustainable with an even lower tax burden. We are meeting and exceeding state mandates as well as local expectations. We are building a technology backbone, investing in computers, curriculum, buses and buildings. Most important, we are being honest about what is needed through 2017. This is reform at the local level, and this is working together toward sustainability.
Editorial note: This article is adapted from a blog post by Springboro Board of Education Member David Petroni.
#27301 Sep 12, 2013
What social studies direcor and what "global" learning.(global to mean they teach it everywhere around the globe global, including China??)
#27302 Sep 12, 2013
Good for you.
#27303 Sep 12, 2013
I try to be really aware (of differences among students), and I am always working on it. I am not very critical of other people..you have to be nonjudgemental. You have to be supportive. To me, that is how you deliver messages and change minds.
#27304 Sep 12, 2013
Would that be Ms Dauber?
#27305 Sep 12, 2013
In 2009, 51 percent of U.S. patents were awarded to non-U.S. companies. Only four of the top ten companies receiving
U.S. patents last year were U.S companies.
Federal funding of research in the physical sciences as a fraction of GDP fell by 54 percent in the twenty-five years after 1970. The decline in engineering funding was 51 percent.
Sixty-nine percent of U.S. public school students in the fifth through eighth grade are taught mathematics by a teacher without a degree or certificate in mathematics.
Nine-three percent of U.S. public school students in the fifth through eighth grade are taught the physical sciences by a teacher without a degree or certificate in the physical sciences.
The total annual federal investment in research in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering is now equal to the increase in U.S. health-care costs every nine weeks.
China's Tsinghya and Peking Universities are the two largest suppliers of students who receive Ph.D's -- in the United States....
and fnally.... 49 percent of U.S. adults do not know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
#27306 Sep 12, 2013
Actually 49% is a little off:
•Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
•Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.
•Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth's surface that is covered with water.*
•Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.
I find the second one particularly interesting...
#27307 Sep 12, 2013
Praise for: A Patriot's History of the United States!
"A welcome, refreshing, and solid contribution to relearning what we have forgotten and remembering why this nation is good, and worth defending." - National Review
#27308 Sep 12, 2013
I am guessing you support the common core since you cited many facts from STEM (science common core).
#27309 Sep 12, 2013
What else would you expect from the National Review.(Conservative commentary on American politics, news and culture.)
Any non-partisan praise?
#27310 Sep 12, 2013
In praise for:
48 Liberal Lies About American History
When students learn the facts about our country, the good and the bad, the story that emerges excites and inspires! Dr. Schweikart cuts through the ideology that characterizes too many history books and describes events and individuals of America's history as we should know them, based on the facts."
(AZ U.S Senator Jon Kyl)
#27311 Sep 12, 2013
You forgot to mention that Jon Kyl "served as Senate Minority Whip, the second-highest position in the Republican Senate leadership" - Wikipedia
#27312 Sep 12, 2013
Again, partisan or whatever, what's in a name?
Springboro schools professional educators, no matter their politics of Unionism, are accountable to school district taxpayers to provide a quality 21st century classroom education, and that includes using curriculum that presents a fluid account of America from the discovery of the Continent up to the present day.
Truth is Truth. No Question About It. Our Children's Future Depends Upon It!
#27313 Sep 12, 2013
School board president brought identity fraud complaint
Assistant fire chief under investigation Blog post basis for identity fraud probe
Posted: 12:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
By Lawrence Budd - Staff Writer
Kelly Kohls, president of the Springboro school board, filed a complaint that resulted in the investigation of an assistant fire chief facing an identity fraud allegation, according to a police report obtained by the Dayton Daily News.
Kohls reported to Clearcreek Twp. police on July 27 that someone posed as her in an internet blog focused on Springboro school levy issues, according to the report.
The initial report that triggered the investgation of Chris Vecchi, assistant fire chief in Clearcreek Township, was obtained Wednesday in response to a newspaper request for documents.
The blog post was made on July 27 in a discussion of the need for a school levy in Springboro, according to the report.
The board recently voted to seek renewal of a reduced levy for operating funds after months of heated community debate. District voters have rejected five consecutive levies for new operating funds.
Vecchi was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 15, pending results of an identity fraud investigation by police and an internal investigation, according to township records.
Authorities began focusing on Vecchi after investigating Kohls’ complaint and obtaining a warrant that enabled them to identify the source of the blog posting, Clearcreek Twp. Police Chief John Terrill said Wednesday.
No charges have been filed.
Terrill said he still is investigating whether there is enough proof to bring one or more criminal charges.
“That may lead to one. It may lead to more than one,” Terrill said.
Vecchi’s suspension notice said he is accused of identity fraud, a fifth-degree felony.
The Clearcreeek Township Fire District provides fire protection and ambulance service in Springboro and the township. Springboro has its own police department.
Kohls, who is not seeking re-election, could not be reached for comment.
Vecchi’s lawyer said he is working with a township lawyer to resolve the matter.
As part of his administrative leave requirements, Vecchi, a firefighter in Clearcreek Twp. since September 2003, is required to remain at his home from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. No disciplinary hearing has been scheduled.
Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said his office was contacted by Clearcreek police about an identity fraud case.
“Nobody was identified at that time,” Fornshell said in an email earlier this week.
In Ohio, identity fraud is the criminal charge used in cases involving the alleged theft of a person’s identity or fraud committed using the stolen identity, according to authorities.
“Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
There is no allegation of financial gain in this case. Still Terrill said using someone’s identity on a blog could result in criminal action.
“Sometimes you are responsible for the words that you write,” Terrill said.
#27314 Sep 12, 2013
For the sake of our childrens' futures and for the sake of this nation's continued existence why not put partisan politics aside? Why not simply insist that American History be written and instructed in an ACCURATE manner based upon the most irrefutable evidence and documentation available?
#27315 Sep 12, 2013
Couldn't agree more. Funny how when you talk about evolution then we need to present a "controversial view", but when talking about a conservative view on history don't present the librial (controversial) view. These people are all about presenting one side. Some of the things the speaker said tonight are just wrong. He stated he doesn't see race or gender when viewing history?(Must mean he's for gay marriage.) How can you write a book on history without addressing slavery, women's sufferage or Martin Luther King? Guess you only write about what you care about.
#27316 Sep 12, 2013
No doubt our liberal friend for S-U-R-E has never heard of that one.
#27317 Sep 12, 2013
Actually he stated "as a conservative he REJECTS race, gender and class and their effect on history"
#27318 Sep 12, 2013
The speaker tonight also stated about how many jobs Reagan created, didn't mention Clinton almost doubled his numbers.(numbers are in thousands)
Ronald Reagan R 1981–1985 +5,322 +1.43%
Ronald Reagan R 1985–1989 +10,780 +2.69%
George H. W. Bush R 1989–1993 +2,593 +0.60%
Bill Clinton D 1993–1997 +11,507 +2.52%
Bill Clinton D 1997–2001 +11,233 +2.24%
George W. Bush R 2001–2005 -13 -0.00%
George W. Bush R 2005–2009 +1,129 +0.21%
Barack Obama D 2009–2013 +1,208 +0.23%
taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_dur...
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