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#27685 Oct 2, 2013
Kelly Kohls was the petition circulator for both Bitner and Vaughn. Go to the board of elections and pull their petitions. So I think she is very involved BUT good try!
#27686 Oct 3, 2013
Atta boy Sherlock, don't argue the relative merits of your candidates. Why don't we speak about what are the real issues facing our schools today instead of made up nonsense?
Why don't you do as much work on figuring out that PROFICIENT as a rating equals FAILURE?
Or you could use that time to explain how dumbing down the curriculum at the high school was good for anyone?
Please refute for the reading public the words the professional educators evaluating our program of studies used when describing Mr. Malone's actions:
"Documents provided to the TAV (Technical Assistance Visit) team indicate that contrary to The High Schools That Work philosophy, Springboro High School believes that offering low-level courses is in the best interest of students. This belief, however, was NOT SUBSTANTIATED by research or data."
Page 10 2nd paragraph
You could explain why Mr. Malone chose to dumb down our curriculum rather than increase its rigor.
Did Mr. Malone think our kids were too dumb too handle the challenge? I would strongly disagree with his supposition.
But what other explanation is there to be had?
#27687 Oct 3, 2013
Our Springboro schools and our township/city community members are fortunate that many great parents (including Kelly Kohls) are VERY INVOLVED in working with our school community of employees and our community taxpayers providing a quality classroom education for ALL our students!
The way I see it, It is unfortunate for our Springboro STUDENTS that the SEA/union activists have fought tirelessly to silence the concerned voice of involved parent, Kelly Kohls, just because she was elected as school board representative (with the highest number of votes from the whole community of school district voters)!
When Kelly came on board in January 2010, the SEA immediately went to war against taxpayers in revenge against our community for voting STUDENTS FIRST instead of status quo union first business as usual. Kelly has been targeted by the SEA/political opposition as the "involved parent" that has to be taken out of elected office; and even though she is not running for re-election, she is still targeted and demonized as a "bad influence" on other involved parents (including David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn).
People in this community owe a debt of gratitude and thanks to concerned parents including Kelly Kohls) who are willing to sacrifice precious time with her own family, and take on the responsibility of serving ALL Springboro families as our BOE representative! And, no doubt, as Kelly leaves elected office next year, her greatest reward for doing what's right for our school children and community will be "opportunity to do more!"
That's just the kind of great parent that Kelly is -- always looking for opportunities for doing the greater good
(and never clamoring for the spotlight as the insanely popular one)!
#27688 Oct 3, 2013
Typical liberalSEAunion mentality, promoting the politics of personal destruction rather than provide a factual, coherent reason not to vote for someone.
Grow up or shut-up.
#27689 Oct 3, 2013
That is true. That makes them "pawns" how?
That is not true
That is not true
Thanks, I only wish I could return the compliment!
#27690 Oct 3, 2013
Thank You, Doug, for bringing public awareness to the serious question that everyone in our community is now discussing....
How would a union controlled school board spend our school tax dollars?
The way many of us see it, Mr. Malone gave the public full warning that he would continue putting the teachers union's wants FIRST, ahead of the physical NEEDS of our students, including the safety of our buildings and buses.
Mr. Malone desires control of the board so that he can stop problem solving discussions, between the school community and the taxpaying community, regarding the possibility of trained and liscensed conceal and carry school personnel; and why is that?
Could it be that Mr. Malone is pushing with the SEA for hiring ADDITIONAL uniformed security police to roam the school buildings just because more hired school employees equal more SEA union
members paying big union dues?
And isn't job security for more union members, paying big union dues, the real motive of the union school board candidates, Ron Malone and David Stuckey?
#27691 Oct 3, 2013
In the May 2013 issue of Springboro Life magazine, retiring SHS principal, Ron Malone, launches his campaign for the November school board election. In the two page interview, editor Jill Kelley asks
Mr. Malone to discuss the future of education and the district's direction.
QUESTION: The school board has been in the news for discussing the arming of teachers and conversion charter schools, among other issues. What are your views?
RON MALONE: As far as the arming of teacher, I understand the sentiment in that. But, the concern I have as an educator is that it takes more than training for a person to be able to use a weapon effectively. There is a need to assess the situation instantaneously, and know what to do with that weapon. There are some people who can get all the training in the world and they still shouldn't carry a gun. I would hope we would look for ways of further securing buildings and ways of identifying individuals who may harm us....
Inquiring minds wonder if Mr. Malone has considered that not ALL would be "carrying a gun" but, that certainly, ONLY those school employees who do have the confidence and expertise required to learn a new "skill?"
Isn't Mr. Malone too embedded in the old philosophy of status quo to be willing to change his leadership to meet the needs of our changing educational needs?
Why should voters elect Ron Malone as board representative (who has 41 years PAST experience as educator) who has published his admission in Springboro Life magazine, that as an educator in our students 21st century education,.... "I'm not sure the fit is as good now as when I came to Springboro in 2000?"
#27692 Oct 3, 2013
QUESTION: The school board has been in the news for discussing the arming of teachers and conversion charter schools, among other issues.
What are your views?
RON MALONE ANSWERS: I haven't heard the charter school mentioned in a while,but America is based on universal education for all. I think the model that we have now at Springboro overwhelmingly works. I have huge reservations about the charter school concept...
People in this community should have "huge reservations" about how a Ron Malone/Dave Stuckey union controlled school board would spend our school tax dollars. Some educators can have all the experience of 25-41 years in unionism education, and still not be qualified to serve our STUDENTS FIRST as RESPONSIBLE BUDGETING
Springboro School Board of Education elected officials.
#27693 Oct 3, 2013
To think that only yesterday
'Boro blue & white, and "gay"
Kids not looking forward to... the departure of
Malone...'cause he was overpaid
Melodrama 'round the town
But reality comes around
Beloved, yes, but do the students know of
Parents taxed to little pieces?
Now Malone's going to run for BOE
Oh, Heaven, help us!
If he really cares for our kids
Why won't he really retire?
In this NFSS hour of 'need'
We truly are indeed
Malone again, naturally...
#27694 Oct 3, 2013
Please bear in mind there's another major key factor as to why conceal and carry isn't being embraced by this district's administration. That key factor is an extremely determined lobbying effort on the part of local law enforcement officials.
What logical reason would local law enforcement have to deter licensed conceal and carry in Springboro schools, other than potentially losing out on a future opportunity for a Malone-Stuckey-Anderson controlled school board to potentially establish half a dozen or so NEW police positions? An addition of half a dozen or so NEW police (a.k.a resource officer) positions would mean, of course, a future request to raise taxes.
Deterrents to a school attack need to be plural in each facility, and completely anonymous to all except select administrators and the board. Deterrents to a school attack need to be in any given hallway, in any given classroom, in the library, in the boiler room, in the auditorium, on the sports field, in the gymnasium, in the cafeteria. Deterrents to a school gun attack need to be in the best places in order to help save lives.
Take a moment to look around the state of Ohio and the nation to examine school districts that have embraced staff having licensed conceal and carry. You'll find that the overwhelming majority of these districts have developed custom concealed carry policies to best suit the specific requirements of their district and its personnel. You'll find the overwhelming majority of these districts developed such programs with either blessing from, and sometimes, ASSISTANCE FROM local law enforcement leaders.
1/10/13 Toledo Blade
"Before voting on the resolution, which was approved (by the BOE) 5-0, village Police Chief Jeffrey Lehman met with the board and superintendent in executive session to provide advice, suggesstions, and his professional opinion..."
7/23/13 Dayton Daily News
Edgewood City Schools becomes the first Southwest Ohio school district to pass a concealed carry law.
#27695 Oct 3, 2013
#27696 Oct 3, 2013
Has anyone else noticed that Springboro High School (whose principal HAS BEEN Ron Malone for the past 13 years).... is NOT getting an award for the High Schools That Work; but that our Springboro Junior High WAS recognized in special ceremony, by the ODE assistant superintendent, on September 18?
Get the Big Picture?
Our Junior High has accomplished things, so the Junior High Principals were moved up to a job PROMOTION (and additional pay) where their professional educators expertise can be utilized helping ALL students to succeed!
A note of thanks and appreciation is due to our current board members, who recognize, with respect and appreciation, our professional educators SUCCESS... and PROMOTES it!
Congratulations to All!
#27697 Oct 3, 2013
Just remember in November that the important thing is NOT just to get out there and VOTE, just because the time has come! Even more important than voting IS knowing how to Vote Responsibly!
A VOTE is a terrible thing to waste!
Now is the TIME to get out there and spread the word that Springboro school board candidates,
David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn, are Parents Representing Parents AND on board with the
current board's Win-Win agenda of Students First/Responsible Budgeting!
Vote November 5, 2013, for David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn, whose worthy reform-minded philosophy is a good fit with our school district's board approved 21st century education.
Since: Sep 12
#27698 Oct 4, 2013
HAHA this blog is so funny it rates up there with the girl with french male model
#27699 Oct 4, 2013
A good teacher is someone who directs and instructs,
but never demands that a student learn.
A good teacher challenges your mind
and provides you with opportunities
to gain knowledge at your own speed.
A good teacher encourages you to ask questions, even if your ideas are not completely correct.
A good teacher teaches from the heart
with an inner sense of desire for others
to also enjoy the mysteries of the universe.
For a good teacher is not necessarily a leader to be followed
but a guide who suggests and leave you to carry on down your own road.
#27700 Oct 4, 2013
A Good Teacher Encourages You to WANT to Learn...
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making.
#27701 Oct 4, 2013
The objects of primary education:
-To give every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business;
-To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts and accounts, in writing;
-To improve, by reading, his morals and faculties;
-To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either;
-To know his rights; to exercise with order and justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciary of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor, and judgment;
-And, in general, to observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed.- Thomas Jefferson
#27702 Oct 4, 2013
You're so lame
You're so lame
Don't pass the blame
You're so lame
You're so lame
Don't pass the blame
You've been around forever
And that's been way too long
You think you got it right
We know you got it wrong
How come you won't help us
Instead of talkin' on that phone, stuckey?
Cuz when you say you will
It always means you won't
You're running for the board?
"Great teacher...I think not"
Every day that you leave us all alone, stuckey
Oh stuckey, what a pity
You don't know at all
How come you let us cheat
When you 'scape into the hall?
Oh stuckey, what a pity
Can't you understand
Watching movies isn't teaching!
Oh what you do, stuckey, do stuckey
Don't cry 'bout Holtrey, stuckey!
Since: Sep 12
#27703 Oct 4, 2013
now all we require is the soliting of purchasing of tickets to the teachers ball
#27704 Oct 5, 2013
have been seeing the 3 stooges signs around. how appropriate they choose the color black. The DARK SIDE.
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