Of course, Todd Petrey's coattails can only handle a certain amount of strain. As you continue to hang on. take care not to rip them!In case you missed the great news from our School Superintendent, thanking residents for passing levy renewal... here is his encouraging message as stated in the November 14, 2013, issue of The Springboro Star Press:
On behalf of Springboro Community City Schools, I want to thank our community for the clear support of Issue 14. Issue 14 is a reduced tax renewal, and taxpayers will see a reduction in school taxes next year
(approximately$50 per $100,000). At the same time, our schools can continue on the path we've set for accelerating student achievement, supporting qualified staff and keeping a balanced budget.
I would like to especially thank Neighbors for Springboro Schools for their campaign efforts. This group informed voters about how important Issue 14 is to our schools. This renewal equals 18 percent of our operating budget. It is vital in meeting our day to day needs
including transportation, facilities, and salaries. It also supports developing a 21st century learning platform, reaching to meet higher state standards, adopting the Common Core Curriculum, and providing important opportunities for all students to succeed.
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.
Again, thank you.
Todd Petrey Superintendent