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Not A Chance

Springfield, OH

#29612 Dec 7, 2013
Get a life wrote:
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You're obnoxious and annoying. An ape could copy and paste this crap over and over.(Of course, in fairness, you did evolve from one)
I'd be interested to hear any NEW insight you have. Otherwise, can you stop saying the same thing over and over?
Nope! Not A Chance!

Any Chance that you would be interested in hearing the TRUTH?

Maybe not, but here it is, whether "Get a Life" is ready to accept the reality of Springboro Life OR not....

While some may consider putting students first while maintaining fiscal integrity boring and obnoxious "crap,"... others consider it financial sustainability for our children's future education, while Saving Springboro Families $6.5 million in UNNECESSARY school taxes!
Say It Again

Springfield, OH

#29613 Dec 7, 2013
The author, philosopher and poet George Santayana once said, "A child educated only at school is an uneducated child."

George Santayana also said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Lest we forget that board member-elect, Dr. Ron Malone, prescribed for our high school students a low level curriculum, keeping them uneducated in order to provide job security for union teachers... we must review often and always remember the true history, through official documents, of Dr. Ron Malone, who has been a SHS principal for the PAST thirteen years.

For too long, during Dr. Ron Malone's employment as high school principal, our leadership was not motivated, content with the status quo, leaving too many children underserved. The direction we head now is sustainable, it creates opportunity, it offers balance, and it states the TRUTH.

Within the framework of Children's First Budget, our current board and school district leaders have proven 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; building a technology backbone, investing in computers, curriculum, buses and buildings. Most important, our current board members and school district leaders are being HONEST about what is needed through 2017! This is REFORM at the local level, and this IS working together toward sustainability!
Come Grow With Us

Springfield, OH

#29614 Dec 7, 2013
....in the direction of OPPORTUNITY!

When we combine COMMON SENSE spending with the strong performance of our schools, we provide opportunities for everyone-- Our students --
Our Teachers, Our Families, and Our Community.

For Example:
*Number of Dual College Credit Classes AVAILABLE
when Mr. Malone retired -0-
*Number of Dual College Credit Classes added AFTER
Mr. Malone retired June 30, 2013 -6-
*Increased pay for every school employee (including our administrative staff)
*Reduced taxes for every Springboro family and taxpaying homeowners. Hooray for Us!

From the district's aging computers, buses and buildings to new Common Core curriculum and rising expectations with new standards, testing, evaluation systems, the status quo is not equipped to meet the challenges that our school district faces!

Educate Springboro reaches past the status quo. As we examine district operations and use achievement data, we are creating opportunity, directing more resources to students and ore tools to teachers.
The More You Know

Tipp City, OH

#29615 Dec 7, 2013
remember who the enemy is wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe we should look at the founding documents. They are written to form a Christian Nation, they were written by 90% Christians, they were written to avoid over bearing government and tyranny. They are written to keep government out of the Church. They were written to keep govt in its rightful place, as servants to the People not the other way around. The other way around is Communism.
Interestingly WRONG. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripol...

The 1796 Treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was "not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" (see the image on the right). This was not an idle statement meant to satisfy muslims-- they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams.

Who were the Founding Fathers? American historian Richard B. Morris, in his 1973 book Seven Who Shaped Our Destiny: The Founding Fathers as Revolutionaries, identified the following seven figures as the "key" Founding Fathers:

John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
John Jay
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
George Washington

Of these, only John Jay can be considered an orthodox Christian. As Congress's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, he argued (unsuccessfully) for a prohibition forbidding Catholics from holding office. On October 12, 1816, Jay wrote, "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." It is John Jay that the modern Christians have in mind when they talk about the Founding Fathers. Luckily for the rest of us, and all freedom-loving Americans, he was not in the majority.

-http://freethought.mbdojo.com /foundingfathers.html
Stay Focused

Springfield, OH

#29616 Dec 7, 2013
The More You Know wrote:
<quoted text>
Interestingly WRONG. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripol...
The 1796 Treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was "not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" (see the image on the right). This was not an idle statement meant to satisfy muslims-- they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams.
Who were the Founding Fathers? American historian Richard B. Morris, in his 1973 book Seven Who Shaped Our Destiny: The Founding Fathers as Revolutionaries, identified the following seven figures as the "key" Founding Fathers:
John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
John Jay
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
George Washington
Of these, only John Jay can be considered an orthodox Christian. As Congress's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, he argued (unsuccessfully) for a prohibition forbidding Catholics from holding office. On October 12, 1816, Jay wrote, "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." It is John Jay that the modern Christians have in mind when they talk about the Founding Fathers. Luckily for the rest of us, and all freedom-loving Americans, he was not in the majority.
-http://freethought.mbdojo.com /foundingfathers.html
Did You Know that there really is NO majority rule in this
Great Nation of Freedom-Loving America! May God Bless Us All,
the Good Bad and the Ugly!

The time has NOW come for All Citizens of Springboro to give thanks to whomever, or whatever, they choose, OR not to give thanks ... and then accept their INDIVIDUAL responsibility to work together as Good Citizens to problem solve the Issues of Taxation needed to run our local governments, including our Springobro Schools, Clearcreek Township and City of Springboro.

Is it not our CURRENT ISSUE of "How we will govern ourselves" for the people, by the people, and of the people that is of greatest concern to ALL our citizens, which we ALL have in common, keeping our great schools and good neighborhoods, both Safe AND Affordable for ALL?

Isn't this religion argument still on this blog simply to distract readers from paying attention to the failed practices of Ron Malone running our high school like a union shop during his employment as principal; and his "out for revenge" hostility
toward Springboro families to "re-instate Malone" in the board room, running our school district like a union shop---making up excuses to hire More Union employees to ensure employment for those who pay big Union dues into the SEA,OEA, and NEA?
Springboro Taxpayers

Springfield, OH

#29617 Dec 7, 2013
We Believe over taxation of the taxpayers is wrong!

We Believe in supporting the amount of necessary taxation required to do the job correctly.

We Believe that excess tax money in any government body tends to inspire creative ways to spend that money.

We believe transparency, from budgeting to policy formulation to meetings, leads to good governance in all level of government.

We Support Mr. Petrey's Belief, as stated in the August 2012
DDN article....

"Where the board's at right NOW is wanting the highest academic achievement and fiscal responsibility," Petrey said, "That's what I stand for."

In the Star Press November 14, 2013, board member-elect Ron Malone said one of the goals while working on the board is to make sure student's educational needs are met, such as special needs and advanced students in a way that is fiscally responsible.

Our current board members (including David Petroni and Jim Rigano)
have worked tirelessly during the past two years, and now have built a financial foundation on the Principle of Fiscal Responsibility, putting students first, while maintaining fiscal integrity. The fear of change will not chase our community back into the darkness of previously failed practices. Now is the time for Ron Malone to get on board with our current board's reform minded Vision of our children's 21st century education! Let's
stay on this new course and move together in the direction of common sense leadership for our children, schools and community.
Now That We Know

Springfield, OH

#29618 Dec 7, 2013
It doesn't take more money; It takes more accountability.
Mr. Malone reluctantly resisted accountability to his boss, Mr. Lolli, and ignored recommendations that could have raised the bar
for our students, and "it's all Malone's fault" that district and taxpayer resources were wasted, along with lost opportunity of individual higher academic achievement.
Public records (which are availabe to the public upon request)
prove that Malone's poor job performance is most definitely
"all Malone's fault." Whose else could it be?
Let's look at Today and the Future with new optomism that
Mr. Malone can be led, by example of the other board members,
to utilize his abilities putting students first while maintaining fiscal integrity. It doesn't take more money; It takes more
accountability. Board member-elect, Mr. Malone, is now accountable to the community of all taxpayers, to listen to the needs of our school community of employees, in addition to listening to the needs of our community as a whole.

The time has now come for Mr. Malone (and his campaign supporters) to leave behind the status quo failed practices of his PAST, running our SHS like a union shop, misallocating district and taxpayer resources. As just one member of a professional TEAM, can Mr. Malone get on board with our current board's reform minded vision for our children's 21st century education; OR will he continue behaving as a school yard bully out for revenge, pretending to be the "Victim", demanding constant attention of praise and worship for himself, as the insanely popular Ron Malone, who once was a high school princiPAL?
What a waste of 41 years of experience is that?
In the News

Springfield, OH

#29619 Dec 7, 2013
@Star Press 11/14/2013:

Truth be told, Ron Malone sounds "delusional" in the local news article, as he speaks of himself, Anderson and Stuckey, as ONE.(typical delusions of the former SHS principal, who always presents himself, throughout our schools and community, of himself as the self-appointed ONE authority as false god of education, with his Union troops occupying our taxpayer funded high school facility).

Malone said one of "their" goals(as if he has all power over the minds of Anderson and Stuckey as his "puppet boys") is to "define the role of the board in the school system. He said the role should be one of policy making and RECEIVING
RECOMMENDATIONS from STAFF....!

lol, now that's not only DELUSIONAL, but that's the Identity Crisis suffered by board member-elect Ron Malone, who has been a high school principal for the PAST 13 years! In January 2012 Superintendent Gene Lolli's annual performance evaluation of Mr. Malone notes:
"Mr. Malone does demonstrate the ability to affect change, but sometimes very reluctantly."

In his past employment as high school principal, Mr. Malone REFUSED to act on Mr. Lolli's RECOMMENDATIONS to affect changes needed to raise the bar for our students and teachers; AND
Mr. Malone gave Priority to RECOMMENDATIONS
from Union Staff to run our high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand....

The time has come for board member-elect, Ron Malone, to reset his delusional priorities of
"RECEIVING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM STAFF" in the
board room.

The "Role" of a BOE elected official is already defined; and ALL five board members will be held accountable, as Individuals, to listen and give fair and balanced consideration to ALL needs of the school district; AND to listen and give fair and balanced consideration to needs of ALL community taxpayers. OUR schools and OUR community are inextricably tied. Public Schools serve the community. And the community supports public schools! The Priority Role of Individual BOE
MEMBERS is to provide a critical link between our
Schools and our Community.
The More You Know

Tipp City, OH

#29620 Dec 7, 2013
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripol ...
The 1796 Treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was "not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" (see the image on the right). This was not an idle statement meant to satisfy muslims-- they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams.
Who were the Founding Fathers? American historian Richard B. Morris, in his 1973 book Seven Who Shaped Our Destiny: The Founding Fathers as Revolutionaries, identified the following seven figures as the "key" Founding Fathers:
John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
John Jay
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
George Washington
Of these, only John Jay can be considered an orthodox Christian. As Congress's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, he argued (unsuccessfully) for a prohibition forbidding Catholics from holding office. On October 12, 1816, Jay wrote, "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." It is John Jay that the modern Christians have in mind when they talk about the Founding Fathers. Luckily for the rest of us, and all freedom-loving Americans, he was not in the majority.
-http://freethought.mbdojo.com /foundingfathers.html
Duh

Mason, OH

#29621 Dec 8, 2013
in your dreams its back to we the teachers know best Mr.Lolli s time here will be short Ron will see to that
In the News wrote:
@Star Press 11/14/2013:
Truth be told, Ron Malone sounds "delusional" in the local news article, as he speaks of himself, Anderson and Stuckey, as ONE.(typical delusions of the former SHS principal, who always presents himself, throughout our schools and community, of himself as the self-appointed ONE authority as false god of education, with his Union troops occupying our taxpayer funded high school facility).
Malone said one of "their" goals(as if he has all power over the minds of Anderson and Stuckey as his "puppet boys") is to "define the role of the board in the school system. He said the role should be one of policy making and RECEIVING
RECOMMENDATIONS from STAFF....!
lol, now that's not only DELUSIONAL, but that's the Identity Crisis suffered by board member-elect Ron Malone, who has been a high school principal for the PAST 13 years! In January 2012 Superintendent Gene Lolli's annual performance evaluation of Mr. Malone notes:
"Mr. Malone does demonstrate the ability to affect change, but sometimes very reluctantly."
In his past employment as high school principal, Mr. Malone REFUSED to act on Mr. Lolli's RECOMMENDATIONS to affect changes needed to raise the bar for our students and teachers; AND
Mr. Malone gave Priority to RECOMMENDATIONS
from Union Staff to run our high school like a union shop, making up classes with scant demand to ensure employment for those whose skills were not in demand....
The time has come for board member-elect, Ron Malone, to reset his delusional priorities of
"RECEIVING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM STAFF" in the
board room.
The "Role" of a BOE elected official is already defined; and ALL five board members will be held accountable, as Individuals, to listen and give fair and balanced consideration to ALL needs of the school district; AND to listen and give fair and balanced consideration to needs of ALL community taxpayers. OUR schools and OUR community are inextricably tied. Public Schools serve the community. And the community supports public schools! The Priority Role of Individual BOE
MEMBERS is to provide a critical link between our
Schools and our Community.
Reality Bytes

Springfield, OH

#29623 Dec 8, 2013
Duh wrote:
in your dreams its back to we the teachers know best Mr.Lolli s time here will be short Ron will see to that
<quoted text>
Truth be told.... the reality of Educate Springboro's common sense leadership, putting of Students First while Maintaining Fiscal INTEGRITY, is Mr. Malone's worst nightmare coming true in the board room.... Not A Chance that 6,086 voters who choose private sector business man, Charles Anderson, as number ONE to join our reform minded board members, David Petroni and Jim Rigano, OVER
the two retired educators, Ron Malone and David Stuckey.
Mr. Malone only won Second Place as most insanely popular high school principal, even though he had led a Vote for Revenge campaign since 2012 AGAINST our school district's reform minded agenda putting Students First/Fixing Budgets/Levy Alternatives.

Springboro Families and Taxpaying Homeowners had only the time frame of September 21st till November 5th to introduce this entire community of over 10,000 households to our Students First school board candidates, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn. Special Thanks and Great Appreciation are extended to BOTH David and Kolton, along with their families, who stepped UP to challgenge at the very last minute to stand UP for students First at the November 5th polls! What an encouragement it is to all common sense voters to see young people like these parents of young children so dedicated to doing what's right for our schools and community!

With no money, no campaign manager, no planned strategy, our Students First school board candidates, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn, along with their families, got to work spreading their introduction of themselves as conservatives running for school
board election in support of the progress that our current board has made in the past two years! And these two "unknown school board candidates" were able to bring in 2,378 votes for David Bitner AND 2,303 votes for Kolton Vaughn! This is an absolutely amazing achievement to have reached almost half the votes that
our retired educators received!(keep in mind that these retired educators, Ron Malone and David Stuckey, had been campaigning this vote for revenge AGAINST board members David Petroni and Jim Rigano since March 2012, AND with full financial backing of a great community-wide advertising campaign, emotionally manipulating voters, presenting false evidence AGAINST board members David Petroni and Jim Rigano, using the Media Circus to make their false evidence against our current reform mimded board members "appear real" as they demonized our school district's much needed educational/financial REFORMS, in the FEAR campaign to "re-instate Malone's status-quo" failed practices of the PAST.

Common sense voters are fully optimistic that our retired educators/board members elect, Ron Malone and David Stuckey,
have the ABILITY to get on board with our current board of elected officials from the "private sector" (Charles Anderson, David Petroni, Jim Rigano) and stay on this NEW course and MOVE in the direction of our reform-minded leadership! The future of our children's 21st Century Education depends on our elected officials (including Ron Malone and David Stuckey) to be the vital Link between our Community of Taxpayers and our school community!
No debate means No choice

Dayton, OH

#29624 Dec 9, 2013
Reality Bytes wrote:
<quoted text>
Truth be told.... the reality of Educate Springboro's common sense leadership, putting of Students First while Maintaining Fiscal INTEGRITY, is Mr. Malone's worst nightmare coming true in the board room.... Not A Chance that 6,086 voters who choose private sector business man, Charles Anderson, as number ONE to join our reform minded board members, David Petroni and Jim Rigano, OVER
the two retired educators, Ron Malone and David Stuckey.
You must bathe in the Kool-Aid....
Wednesday manifesto

Springfield, OH

#29625 Dec 9, 2013
remember who the enemy is wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe we should look at the founding documents. They are written to form a Christian Nation, they were written by 90% Christians, they were written to avoid over bearing government and tyranny. They are written to keep government out of the Church. They were written to keep govt in its rightful place, as servants to the People not the other way around. The other way around is Communism.
'Tis the Season of Bigotry! You should seriously consider putting your name in to become poster-child revisionist historian for the American tea party. Thank "God" our Founding Fathers had a great deal more foresight than you have common sense! The US Constitution was written to guarantee freedom for US citizens to worship any "god", practice ANY religion, and also for citizens to have freedom to live secularly (to not be forced / coerced by the State to worship).

Did some of our Founding Fathers have an understanding that the freedoms they were forging would likely become a blueprint for attracting many of the world's disposessed to become irresistably attacted to pack up and immigrate to America?
Yes, I believe that collectively, our Founding Fathers possessed this excellent level of foresight.
Wednesday manifesto

Springfield, OH

#29626 Dec 9, 2013
remember who the enemy is wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe we should look at the founding documents. They are written to form a Christian Nation, they were written by 90% Christians, they were written to avoid over bearing government and tyranny. They are written to keep government out of the Church. They were written to keep govt in its rightful place, as servants to the People not the other way around. The other way around is Communism.
Yes you are absolutely correct in that the Founding Fathers wanted to keep Govt out of the church. Before coming to America to become eventual leaders, our Founding Fathers had learned many lessons of nepotism and corruption throughout the Christian church in their homelands of England as well as in the rest of Europe. Of course it is natural they would desire an American Constitution that would specifically outline these freedoms. In some places of eighteenth century Europe, people were sometimes tossed in jail simply because they didn't attend weekly worship services. Our Founding Fathers certainly knew America's future couldn't be anything like that, if this nation were to persist in true freedom.

The definition of Communism can take one of two forms. It can be a government takeover of organized religion, or it can be continuous attempt of government to abolish organized religion.
Boro Alumni

Tipp City, OH

#29629 Dec 9, 2013
remember who the enemy is wrote:
Everyone how do you tell if someone is a extremist and anti moral and the enemy?
Ask them what they think of Creation and if they think the schools should sterilize their buildings, curriculum and any reference of faith from their buildings. I now have seen that anyone that makes fun of creationism is the enemy. These are the people that sometimes claim to be Christian, claim to be moral, claim to be the worthy ones, just look deep into their eyes and ask what do you think of creationism? If they laugh, scoff, make fun of it they are the enemy.
If they respond that God should be excluded from certain places you know who the enemy is.
What must our children think? If God is not in the school buildings, he must not be in other government buildings and he must be kept from laws, behaviors and the party they are going to tonight. Tonight there will be beer, girls and pot but, so what? God isn't everywhere and my teacher just told me that man came from apes so maybe there really is no God anyway so, party on.
A kids must think that if I don't get caught, I am fine, no one really cares if they don't see it.
You see kids want to find a reason to rebel and if God is only imaginary and not real "science" than mom and dad are wrong and just like Santa are just fooling me and being silly and foolish. Kids want to think their parents are outdated and just believe in nonsense and it help that teachers call creation a belief and evolution fact. We came from apes with no real intervention? This is indoctrination 101. Get it?
Take your kids to see Catching Fire- you will get it.
A public school is for the general public which consists of many people with many beliefs, or none at all, that all attend to receive education in various subjects. Because the public school is a government agency, run by public tax dollars, it must not promote one particular religion over others. A parent has the right to bring up their child in their own belief, it is not the responsibility of the public school to pick a particular religion to include in the curriculum. The church does not teach physics, biology, algebra, English literature, etc that students need to know. This is the job of the public school system. A parent can choose to homeschool or send their child to a charter school that is based in their religion, but again, it is the individual parents choice.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 7:1-29
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother,‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?"

Mark 12:31
The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Reality Bytes

Springfield, OH

#29630 Dec 9, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>
You must bathe in the Kool-Aid....
What in the world is this Kool-Aid, with which some on this blog seem to have flooded their blah blah blah minds?

Are you talking about the long ago news story of the Jim Jones
Cult, who got so wrapped up in their own tunnel vision that their false god "cult" leader was their only savior; and then this "insanely popular" false god led them out to find a new and "purer" world, where no "contaminated" outsiders were allowed;
and then fed them to death with his Kool-Aid poisoned "love potion" in revenge against his opposition that was coming after him to rescue the innocent little children under his evil spell; rather than acknowledge his crazed weaknesses and surrender his "insane popularity" that was all in his mind; and not reality at all?

... and No choice No debate?.... what's up with that senseless babble? No debate about it; independent thinkers and common sense voters ALWAYS have a choice to be "taken in" by deceitful insanely popular inept leaders... OR NOT!
Reality Bytes

Springfield, OH

#29631 Dec 9, 2013
Boro Alumni wrote:
<quoted text>
A public school is for the general public which consists of many people with many beliefs, or none at all, that all attend to receive education in various subjects. Because the public school is a government agency, run by public tax dollars, it must not promote one particular religion over others. A parent has the right to bring up their child in their own belief, it is not the responsibility of the public school to pick a particular religion to include in the curriculum. The church does not teach physics, biology, algebra, English literature, etc that students need to know. This is the job of the public school system. A parent can choose to homeschool or send their child to a charter school that is based in their religion, but again, it is the individual parents choice.
Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Matthew 7:1-29
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother,‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?"
Mark 12:31
The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =x2xyrel-2vIXX
That is so funny and so Self-Serving for S-U-R-E!

It is ALSO written in 1 Peter 4:10:

"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of
spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another."

No where in the good book is it written that IF you have been
given the gift of teaching to earn YOUR daily bread; that you should demand a second helping of dessert from Taxpayers tables, BEFORE you will agree to UTILIZE that gift to educate children enrolled in our public schools.

The current issue in our Springboro schools has nothing to do with the Bible, the US Constitution, and Neither Judgment nor Love of neighbor. None of these arguments are being being presented, nor heard, in our board room meetings in 2014, as our retired educators, Mr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey, come on board as only two of the five elected officials.

Education is all about money and power and who has control. Our community of taxpayers are now focusing on our responsibility in the board room, making sure that our retired educators do not force their chosen religion of Unionism down the throats of ALL free citizens in our community; as our former SHS principal, Ron Malone, forced upon our students, running our high school like a union shop, wasting taxpayers money by listening to recommendations from the union president to make up classes
(even though there was scant demand) to ensure employment for
more, more, more, union teachers, who in turn, would be forced
by Unionism to pay more, more, more in union dues... to the
school district, to the OEA, and to the NEA!

What a scam Mr. Malone had going for him! Is it any wonder that he threw a community wide temper tantrum when he was asked to UTILIZE his skills to better SERVE our students; choosing instead status quo business as usual, SERVING the greedy self-interest WANTS of the union masters?

No Debate About It. Mr. Malone will NOT have the luxury of
CHOOSING union first OVER our Students First, now that he is
under the scrutiny of transparency, accountable to ALL community taxpayers. Sounds to me that the beginning of the year signals the beginning of the campaign AGAINST the BOE retired educators to
"define the role of the board in the school system" receiving
RECOMMENDATIONS from Staff.... lol!
No debate means No choice

Dayton, OH

#29632 Dec 9, 2013
In the direction of being repetitive:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripol ...
The 1796 Treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was "not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" (see the image on the right). This was not an idle statement meant to satisfy muslims-- they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams.
Who were the Founding Fathers? American historian Richard B. Morris, in his 1973 book Seven Who Shaped Our Destiny: The Founding Fathers as Revolutionaries, identified the following seven figures as the "key" Founding Fathers:
John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
John Jay
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
George Washington
Of these, only John Jay can be considered an orthodox Christian. As Congress's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, he argued (unsuccessfully) for a prohibition forbidding Catholics from holding office. On October 12, 1816, Jay wrote, "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." It is John Jay that the modern Christians have in mind when they talk about the Founding Fathers. Luckily for the rest of us, and all freedom-loving Americans, he was not in the majority.
-http://freethought.mbdojo.com /foundingfathers.html
Get Real

Springfield, OH

#29633 Dec 9, 2013
Boro Alumni wrote:
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A public school is for the general public which consists of many people with many beliefs, or none at all, that all attend to receive education in various subjects. Because the public school is a government agency, run by public tax dollars, it must not promote one particular religion over others. A parent has the right to bring up their child in their own belief, it is not the responsibility of the public school to pick a particular religion to include in the curriculum. The church does not teach physics, biology, algebra, English literature, etc that students need to know. This is the job of the public school system. A parent can choose to homeschool or send their child to a charter school that is based in their religion, but again, it is the individual parents choice.
Then why all the corrupt talk about a school board member who chooses education for his children, other than the
hallowed halls of our government schools of forced unionism?

Then why all the protesting against even the discussion of the possibility in Springboro that some parents may want to consider a charter school sponsored by our local school? Remember that?

Then why all the statewide protesting of the Ohio E and A
AGAINST allowing parents choice of vouchers so that parents can afford the cost of enrolling their child in a religious based school?

Truth is the OEA has their own little "for profit" false religious cult set up in Ohio's public schools, with the blessings of the
state's old outdated collective bargaining rights laws; that
protects the status quo business as usual, making it legal to emotionally blackmail parents for increased taxes or else the
union teacher will walk out of our children's classrooms.

Truth is, Ron Malone's only agenda in the board room is to lead our school district finances into "false budget crisis" setting
up parents and taxpayers to fall for the union's demands for increased taxes in just about 18 months from now, when this new employment contract for teachers will be negotiated; or else,
the teachers will walk out! Don't be fooled by Malone's lies and deceit..that the board needs to put the re-emphasis on the increased dollar value of the educator; throwing the physical elements of education such as new buses and well maintained school facilites, Under the bus again... as in days of old.
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Springfield, OH

#29634 Dec 9, 2013
...in the direction of Beliefs Worth Living,
Keeping Our Springboro Schools and Community
Both SAFE and AFFORDABLE!

Look at Today and the Future! We Support the Progress Made in The Past Two Years!

WE BELIEVE over taxation of the taxpayers is wrong!

WE BELIEVE in supporting the amount of necessary taxation required to do the job correctly.

WE BELIEVE that excess tax money in any government body tends to inspire creative ways to spend that money.

WE BELIEVE transparency, from budgeting to policy formulation to meetings, leads to good governance in all levels of government.

WE BELIEVE in order to deliver the highest level of education we must raise the bar well past the state minimums and strive to
challenge our children, parents, and staff to reach higher. We can and must do better, our children's future depends on our actions today.

WE BELIEVE that allocating resources from areas of less demand to areas of greater demand is one common sense approach to resolving
needs in our schools. Federal and state mandates many preclude some reallocation, but we are still left with a sizable amount to influence.

WE BELIEVE that in order to take advantage of the higher level classes at the high school, more children must be put on that track at earlier
grade levels. We support Mr. Petrey's move towards emphasis on more development in the earliest grade levels. While not all children will eventually end in a calculus class in high school, we can certainly better prepare them all for post graduate success. And that benefits everyone.

WE BELIEVE that the future belongs to technology. It is absolutely essential that we recognize technology not as a means to an end, but as a
conduit through which knowledge flows. Much like the wires that flow to our houses bringing electricity, our technology investments are being
made to ensure the future flow of knowledge to our children.

WE BELIEVE that leveraging school fees, services, personnel decisions, safety, or infrastructure maintenance to threaten families in order
to influence regular or levy elections is wrong.

WE BELIEVE, as Mr. Petrey stated in the November 14, 2013 issue of Springboro Star Press, expressing Thanks to the Community for Passing
Renewal Levy:

This district has come a long way from the divisiveness of past levy campaigns, and we did so by listening to many voices and many perspectives.
We hope you all will stay informed and involved. As you know, great things happen in our schools each and every day. They happen because
we work together--students, families and parents, teachers and staff, and our community -- on behalf of our students. These are truly community schools, and that was reflected in the voters' approval of Issue 14.


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