I wonder what YOUR score would be on the math test. Again you are compairing Springboro to what? Your ideal, another district? Oakwood is VERY dominant in testing scores, etc. and passes levy's with regularity. The problem is for 5 levy's no one around here wanted to "get what they paid for" when it came to education. They expect the best teachers to accept lower pay instead of using capitalism to it's fullest and demanding high dollars. I guess what's good for the CEO of the bank isn't good for the teacher.
The curriculum, isn't that what the BOE decides on? Where is their blame in this? How do they avoid your ire?
You want more AP and elective courses offered but put a cap on class size. You can't have it both ways. The more advanced/focused the AP class, the fewer students would be interested or able to take it and therefore smaller class sizes. In addition I know of one student that has 3 study halls because classes that had to little size were cancelled. The origninally only scheduled 1 study hall. So that would bring one to believe you want these kids in study halls if the class is to small. Just how much would they learn in the study hall? Or does the fact that you don't need a pricey teacher your real m/o?
I thought the issue with the school sporting budget was handled. Show me the proof of what money WASN'T paid back. I'm talking an acctual amount. All that could be accounted for was repaid according to the paper.
Still doesn't change that all the money you spent on signs and mailers could have been donated for the good of the girls basketball team.
As far as finding the counter points in this forum. Go for it. To say that there isn't one counterpoint in over 1400+ pages is another poor assumption on your part. For you to assume I'm going to look for one is another.
Both pale in comparison to the assumption that B/V had ANY chance in winning.
My score on the test is not too bad on the practice test considering I have not studied any of this stuff in over 40 years.
While you may wish to compare our results to others, I contend that for as excellent as you wish to make our schools sound, only 3 kids out of 10 is failing big. If this were a batting average in the major leagues it would be great, unfortunately it is our undereducated children we are speaking of now.
If all of our teachers were as outstanding as you imply, I would expect our results to reflect that fact with test scores.
The principle reason for Mr. Malone running for school board was to once again return control to the same people who dumbed it down in the first place. If you hide behind euphemisms and never bother to report the truth to an independent board how can you effect change?
Remember last year, Mr. Malone rejoicing over the number of children PROFICIENT at the high school? Remember also when questioned what PROFICIENT actually was, he stated he did not know? Disingenuous would best characterize that response.
To obtain more advanced classes you need students prepared to take them. That starts earlier in a child's education. The High Schools That Work program has consistently chided the high school for it lack of coordination with its feeder programs in the junior high. How can we expect children to take A/P classes when less than 70% of them have not mastered basic math by the 8th grade?
The money that disappeared due to lack of institutional oversight will never be recovered. The amount that Mr. Harves was charged with taking amounted to $438,000 and only covered the checks that Mr. Harves brazenly wrote to himself and only went back the 7 years that the banks were required to keep records. Since no one ever bothered to count the cash receipts or make a record of such, we are left with only Mr. Harves word that he never took any money from cash or prior to 7 years ago.
All of the stolen monies were ultimately made good by the taxpayers and the parents of the athletes.