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Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies

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Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27886 Oct 11, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>
But you just stated that Malone was the "defacto leader" of this district. Therefore he is responsible for all that has occured in the district. That would be even more reason to put him on the board since during this "defacto leadership" all these wonderful things everyone thought the BOE was doing was actually controlled by his hand.
Malone for BOE!
Au contraire, mon ami.

Those great things, that you are finally now acknowledging, occurred IN SPITE pf Mr. Malone's lack of cooperation or leadership in the right direction.

Mr. Malone chose to spend his most precious resource, his professional reputation, seeking accolades from his students and those employed below him.
Vote Responsibly

Akron, OH

#27887 Oct 11, 2013
Wouldn't it increase the risk of either Bitner or Vaughn getting pushed down to fourth place IF
supporters of Students First/Responsible Budgeting non-union candidates David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn vote for union school board candidate Charles Anderson?

A vote that increases the strength of Malone's threesome is a terrible thing to waste. Why throw it away just because it's free?

Why vote for Charles Anderson if Mr. Anderson doesn't support our Children First? And why would Mr. Anderson be a threesome with Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey, running for school board election to gain control of our children's first budgeting majority, unless Mr. Anderson opposed our Children First in favor of union first financial interest, just as Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey believe?
repeat

Cincinnati, OH

#27888 Oct 11, 2013
Vaugn and Bitner only the rest of the candidates suck
NO WAY

Springboro, OH

#27889 Oct 11, 2013
I can't vote for any one of the MSA three. They all think the board should have asked for the full renewal and think it was a mistake not to try. BITNER/VAUGHN ONLY! It would definitely hurt Bitner/Vaughn to vote for Anderson too.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27890 Oct 12, 2013
Vote Responsibly wrote:
Wouldn't it increase the risk of either Bitner or Vaughn getting pushed down to fourth place IF
supporters of Students First/Responsible Budgeting non-union candidates David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn vote for union school board candidate Charles Anderson?
A vote that increases the strength of Malone's threesome is a terrible thing to waste. Why throw it away just because it's free?
Why vote for Charles Anderson if Mr. Anderson doesn't support our Children First? And why would Mr. Anderson be a threesome with Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey, running for school board election to gain control of our children's first budgeting majority, unless Mr. Anderson opposed our Children First in favor of union first financial interest, just as Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey believe?
Because my dear, three will be elected whether they meet with your approval or not.

Mr. Anderson has demonstrated the ability to deal with financial and business matters in the course of growing his business in the private sector. That background will prove helpful in evaluating choices of action in the coming years.

Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey on the other hand have been wrapped in the public employee cocoon their entire careers, shielded for the most part from the buffeting winds of economic life in the private sector.

Protest, stomp your feet, bang your head against the floor, even hold your breath until you pass out as much as you like, it will not change the fact that three will be elected.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27891 Oct 12, 2013
The Next Day wrote:
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Excellent. Well played. If you're going to take credit for something that went well "under your watch", you should also have to take the hit for things that didn't go well. Can't have it both ways.
Also, I think the grade of "D" was for gifted students at the grade school level if I recall correctly, not at the high school where Mr. Malone was.
The current Board has been moving since the election of Mr. Petroni and Mr Rigano to get a firm grip on where the money is flowing in our school district. That sort of analysis takes time, particularly when certain individuals were less than forthcoming with the information, financial and otherwise.

As a true picture emerged from that information, plans began to formulate how to best allocate our given resource structure to put reinforcements into areas of great need.

The amount of time required to accomplish this comes at a significant cost to our children. Each day that passes in our classrooms without the necessary reform is another day those children cannot recover. The children waiting for reform to take place must wait as the great ship slowly turns in the right direction.

A child in the third grade will never get that year back, it is gone forever.

Mr. Malone had enough time to exert his influence and leadership in the district for a child to enter into first grade when Mr. Malone began his tenure in Springboro and graduate as Mr. Malone retired.

13 years was more than enough time to move the ball forward educationally in Springboro for the benefit of all of our children.

Instead Mr. Malone chose to retreat from seeking the high ground and pursue an easier course of studies for our children.

Not my words, but the words of Mr. Malone's professional peers at the Warren County Educational Service Center that had been hired to evaluate our course of study at the high school as part of our membership in the High Schools That Work program.

In 2010 they wrote :

What the School Plans to Do. To continue to increase academic rigor, SHS is investigating the possibility of offering dual credit courses. SHS will also begin implementing the revised Ohio Academic Content standards and assessments. The district will create teacher teams to analyze the revised standards and identify areas of change.

Three years later, under new leadership, the high school took the bull by the horns and is now successfully implementing the dual credit programs that other districts have been enjoying for years.

All it took was the leadership and the will to get the job done.

Mr. Malone could have done this, should have done this, but did not for 13 years.

Where was the leadership?
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27892 Oct 12, 2013
Mr. Jack Hanson, the social studies instructor at the high school deserves kudos for taking the bull by the horn, getting himself certified through Cincinnati State to teach a dual credit class, then developing one.

Mr. Hanson has demonstrated what one person can do if unleashed from the fetters of central control and given the opportunity to explore new options that fit within the framework of our system.

The entire process did not take three years, but three months of a solitary individual's time and effort working on behalf of our children.

All it took was leadership and will, some have those characteristics and some do not.

Thank you Mr. Hanson
Vote Responsibly

Akron, OH

#27893 Oct 12, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
<quoted text>
Because my dear, three will be elected whether they meet with your approval or not.
Mr. Anderson has demonstrated the ability to deal with financial and business matters in the course of growing his business in the private sector. That background will prove helpful in evaluating choices of action in the coming years.
Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey on the other hand have been wrapped in the public employee cocoon their entire careers, shielded for the most part from the buffeting winds of economic life in the private sector.
Protest, stomp your feet, bang your head against the floor, even hold your breath until you pass out as much as you like, it will not change the fact that three will be elected.
NO NEED need to protest, stomp your feet, bang your head against the floor, even hold your breath until you pass out as much as you like, it will not change the fact that three will be elected...

WHY NOT...Just vote your own conscience for each one of the five school board candidates that "FITS" your family's personal basic Values systems?

Based on my basic values, this "dear one" believes that voting is a privilege to be taken very seriously; not a requirement to "vote the lesser of the evils."

The TRUTH will set you free...

Be true to yourself and you will always be a winner; even IF you do wake up on November 6, 2013, in Springboro and learn that you are living amongst a majority of losers.

VOTE FOR THE ONLY TWO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES, WHO ARE ALREADY ON BOARD, WITH OUR CURRENT BOARD'S NEW PHILOSOPHY OF CHILDREN'S FIRST BUDGETING, ENSURING A QUALITY CLASSROOM EDUCATION WITH QUALITY CLASSROOM TEACHERS, WHILE LIVING WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF OUR
PROVEN SUCCESS OF CHILDREN'S FIRST BUDGET!

VOTE FOR DAVID BITNER AND KOLTON VAUGHN ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013!
STUDENTS FIRST!
RESPONSIBLE BUDGETING!
PARENTS REPRESENTING PARENTS!

NO TUT TU
Vote Responsibly

Akron, OH

#27894 Oct 12, 2013
NO NEED need to protest, stomp your feet, bang your head against the floor, even hold your breath until you pass out as much as you like, it will not change the fact that three will be elected...

WHY NOT...Just vote your own conscience for each one of the five school board candidates that "FITS" your family's personal basic Values systems?

Based on my basic values, this "dear one" believes that voting is a privilege to be taken very seriously; not a requirement to "vote the lesser of the evils."

The TRUTH will set you free...

Be true to yourself and you will always be a winner; even IF you do wake up on November 6, 2013, in Springboro and learn that you are living amongst a majority of losers.

VOTE FOR THE ONLY TWO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES, WHO ARE ALREADY ON BOARD, WITH OUR CURRENT BOARD'S NEW PHILOSOPHY OF CHILDREN'S FIRST BUDGETING, ENSURING A QUALITY CLASSROOM EDUCATION WITH QUALITY CLASSROOM TEACHERS, WHILE LIVING WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF OUR
PROVEN SUCCESS OF CHILDREN'S FIRST BUDGET!

VOTE FOR DAVID BITNER AND KOLTON VAUGHN ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013!
STUDENTS FIRST!
RESPONSIBLE BUDGETING!
PARENTS REPRESENTING PARENTS!
Vote Responsibly

Akron, OH

#27895 Oct 12, 2013
No Turning Back wrote:
<quoted text>
The fear of change will not chase our community back into the darkness of previously failed practices.
Let's stay on this new course and move in the direction of FIXING BUDGETS/LEVY ALTERNATIVES leadership for our children, schools, and community.
VOTE FOR THE ONLY TWO "FIXING BUDGETS/LEVY ALTERNATIVES" SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013.
DAVID BITNER And KOLTON VAUGHN SHOULD BE OUR NEXT TWO ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES!
OUR STUDENTS FIRST FUTURE EDUCATION DEPENDS ON IT!
The time has come to STAND UP FOR TRUTH at the polls on
November 5,2013... Our souls are deserving of elected officials who can be trusted..... Our financial survival in our schools and communities depend upon it....

VOTE NOVEMBER 5 ONLY FOR FISCAL RESPONSIBLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS THAT CAN BE TRUSTED WITH OUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS!
VOTE FOR: Steve Muterspaw for Clearcreek Township Trustee
VOTE TO RE-ELECT Cathy Anspach for Clearcreek Township Trustee

INCLUDING OUR LOCAL SCHOOL GOVERNMENT....
VOTE ONLY FOR STUDENTS FIRST/RESPONSIBLE BUDGETING PARENTS REPRESENTING PARENTS!
School board candidates David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn should be our next TWO elected Board of Education representatives.
Get Real

Akron, OH

#27896 Oct 12, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
<quoted text>
And don't forget Mr. Anderson, a more deserving soul could not exist in Springboro.
What do you mean, "a more deserving soul could not exist in Springboro?" Have YOU personally examined ALL the souls in Springboro; and by what AUTHORITY do you have to determine such judgement?

Don't forget: Springboro voters have been told that Mr. Malone will win election and is deserving on the basis of name recognition and being insanely popular in the community....

Don't forget: Springboro voters have been told that Mr.Stuckey will win election on the basis of his promise to re-instate Mr. Holtrey to his deserving and rightful position as sports coach...

So on what basis does this "deserving soul" of union school board candidate Charles Anderson "EARN MY VOTE?"
Stand Up For Truth

Akron, OH

#27897 Oct 12, 2013
Anti Kohls video seems very desperate instigated by Obama’s Lawless legions:



TRUTH over Lies by Kelly Kohls 8-Oct-2013
Vote Responsibly

Akron, OH

#27898 Oct 12, 2013
Remember in November....

SPRINGBORO TAXPAYERS ARE UNDER ATTACK OF OPPRESIVE UNIONISM!

STAND UP FOR FREEDOM AND TRUTH ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013!

VOTE ONLY FOR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES WHO
WILL STAND UP FOR FREEDOM AND TRUTH WITH SPRINGBORO FAMILIES AND TAXPAYING HOMEOWNERS AT THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER AND WAY BEYOND...

OUR FUTURE DEPENDS UPON IT!

OUR CHILDREN DESERVE IT!
Vote Responsibly

Akron, OH

#27899 Oct 12, 2013
repeat wrote:
Vaugn and Bitner only the rest of the candidates suck
Very Much Worth Repeating ... Spread the good word!

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#27900 Oct 12, 2013
Being a Springboro resident since 1978, I have recognized the good guys from the not so good. That's why I am supporting Cathy Anspach for township trustee, Randy Watkins for Ward 1 councilman, Bitner/Vaughn for school board, Lori Kershner for Ward 1 Council person. And I will be voting for the library levy, not the school levy.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#27901 Oct 12, 2013
typo...Randy Watkins for Ward 4 councilman...:)
Heart Burn

United States

#27902 Oct 12, 2013
Front page story below the fold in todays DDN, Local and State section, Bold headlines no less by Larry Budd. SPRINGBORO FOOTBALL PLAYER ACCUSED OF THEFT.

This is really front page news worthy?

I find it funny that Superintendent Petry is quoted as saying "For whatever reason our school district has a high profile and a story like this makes the news..."

For whatever reason? Mr Petry, you can thank the likes of Carlisle, Babbs, Christian, Schrof, et al that have turned our distict into a Peyton Place by calling the media at every opportunity they disagree with the smallest of decisions. See for example the circus they created when Malone was asked to take on other responsibilities within the district. It has been their constant need for self attention that the media seeks out miniscule stories like this one.

I wonder if the teen can use the excuse that he was just following the examples set by the leaders of the Athletic Boosters?
Circle of Shame

Akron, OH

#27903 Oct 12, 2013
Springboro News Headlines -
Ohio Assistant Chief Demoted after Blog Snafu...
_____

Tell it like it is...

Who would have thought that CCFD union member, Chris Veechi, who served as a trusted member of the Springboro School Board Safety Committee, along with our School Board President, would have been the thief who stole the ID of the board president, posting a nod of praise and worship
toward union school board candidate, Ron Malone?

Oh the shame of it all...

even science cannot ignore the natural law of reaping what you sow... even if the township police refuses to press charges ...

the trickle down effect of "more is caught than taught" by authority figures is potentially harmful influence on our school children and
community members.
Circle of Shame

Akron, OH

#27904 Oct 12, 2013
Remember in November to protect our Students First from ill effects of the circle of shameful behavior of our union activists and parents
for S-U-R-E; The evil plan of Ron Malone to gain control of our Children's First Budget, and then re-instate the status quo business as usual Union Adult Employees financial gain FIRST, really was launched last March 2012, when Scott Maney reported to the DDN that the SEA school employees were not happy with Malone's promotion offer to district office. Malone quickly folded the students into his emotional blackmailing for the union; and stirred up an emotional frenzy in our neightborhoods and churches, spreading lies that the Springboro Three were trying to push him out of his job.
Remember that Maney wanted to keep Malone as HS principal so that Malone could keep his program of studies focused on a large quantity of HS courses
to provide more increased pay and employement of union teachers in every classroom; instead of focusing on a quality classroom education in the best interest of Students First.
Now that we all know the truth about Malone's self-interest union first leadership against our children first; we are all responsible for doing the right thing for our school children and community; It is right to vote for the only two non-union school board candidates, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn, and it is right to vote for the reduced levy which is needed in order to continue funding our Students First 21st century classroom education.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#27905 Oct 12, 2013
Get Real wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you mean, "a more deserving soul could not exist in Springboro?" Have YOU personally examined ALL the souls in Springboro; and by what AUTHORITY do you have to determine such judgement?
Don't forget: Springboro voters have been told that Mr. Malone will win election and is deserving on the basis of name recognition and being insanely popular in the community....
Don't forget: Springboro voters have been told that Mr.Stuckey will win election on the basis of his promise to re-instate Mr. Holtrey to his deserving and rightful position as sports coach...
So on what basis does this "deserving soul" of union school board candidate Charles Anderson "EARN MY VOTE?"
Would you like him to come over and cut your grass?

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