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POTUS

Springfield, OH

#31233 Apr 30, 2014
“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk"

So- carry on....
Good Golly wrote:
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Good Golly! how you do rant on in a most insanely unintelligent way!
Where's the belief that "there's a highly visible hired man in the school district" that wants everyone to believe in the collective politics of forced unionism?
The answer my friend is not written in the wind blowing through the Boro.... the answer is written in Jeff Stec's contract of community engagement for S-U-R-E..... BLOWING our hard earned school tax dollars right out of our children first classrooms..... in the direction of putting MoreRon's re-emphasis back on the union first financial gain and the union employment security plan.
How can you be shown what is wrong with MoreRon's plan when you have the blind majority leading the blind?
Where Is Accountability

Springfield, OH

#31234 Apr 30, 2014
POTUS wrote:
“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk"
So- carry on....
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... that's funny! and everybody loves a joker.... but seriously,

Union classroom teacher Molly Wray's violation of our students privacy rights had nothing to do with her Ignorance; Molly Wray was fully educated to her responsibility as a school employee to obey the rules and regulations that govern us in an educated society.

Since Springboro's Professional Educators want to use their political power and influence to openly use their students' ID for their own personal use, to execute their manical plans for social progressive changes at the expense of Springboro families; those of us who care about the future of our school children and our community, will not silently stand by while Molly Wray gets kudos in the board room, rewarded financially, with a supplemental contract as Mentor. What kind of role model of good citizenship is Mentor Molly Wray for our students, who are the futures leaders of America?
Panther indoctrination

Springfield, OH

#31235 Apr 30, 2014
Dumbdownocracy wrote:
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Have our professional union classroom teachers forgotten so soon the "values in the beliefs" being taught to our Springboro students--one of whom testified in the bully pulpit in the boardroom that God (Our Respective Higher Power) has no place in this country?
These are the types of things that occur when folks around here lose sight of their common sense and instead become entranced with Malone-mania - a phenomenom that was swept into vogue by 16, 17 and 18 year old students. To put this in perspective, last November's BOE election was no different than any Springboro High School class president election. 100% of the time, any given student wins "class president" status for no reason other than he/she is "insanely popular" amonst the majority of their peers. What honor does Springboro board member Ron Malone share with each and every class president that's ever attended Springboro Schools?. Regardless of his obvious lack of vision and ineffectiveness, Malone is just as "insanely popular" as any Boro class president ever was.

Thanks in part to efforts of M. Wray before the election last August, recent Boro alumni (as well as Boro seniors) were a driving force in securing the Malone ticket extra votes they otherwise wouldn't have gained. Now what do we have as a board majority? Two former educators who would be doing this community a higher level of service if they were playing golf every day.... and a successful businessman in conservative's clothing.

And then of course, there's the new Springboro Parent Mentor program. Remember it's only been 4 months since MSA were sworn in. In terms of their efforts to promote the stagnating Common Core curriculum and Obama's liberal agendas as well as to continue to indoctrinate our students with union-friendly dogma, Malone Stuckey Anderson Maney et. al. have only just begun to wreak a path of destruction.

Knowing that a Boro student is becoming brainwashed and indoctrinated in this way is akin to witnessing hairline cracks in Hoover Dam. It could be OK for this community for a while. But serious damage has already been done. There's no turning back now.

All anyone can hope for for our Boro kids being used and abused like this is that over the next 10-15 years, they'll find religion as to how to manage their lives, without their lives being controlled and overmanaged by government.
EVIDENCE BASED

Eaton, OH

#31236 May 1, 2014
Panther indoctrination wrote:
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These are the types of things that occur when folks around here lose sight of their common sense and instead become entranced with Malone-mania - a phenomenom that was swept into vogue by 16, 17 and 18 year old students. To put this in perspective, last November's BOE election was no different than any Springboro High School class president election. 100% of the time, any given student wins "class president" status for no reason other than he/she is "insanely popular" amonst the majority of their peers. What honor does Springboro board member Ron Malone share with each and every class president that's ever attended Springboro Schools?. Regardless of his obvious lack of vision and ineffectiveness, Malone is just as "insanely popular" as any Boro class president ever was.
Thanks in part to efforts of M. Wray before the election last August, recent Boro alumni (as well as Boro seniors) were a driving force in securing the Malone ticket extra votes they otherwise wouldn't have gained. Now what do we have as a board majority? Two former educators who would be doing this community a higher level of service if they were playing golf every day.... and a successful businessman in conservative's clothing.
And then of course, there's the new Springboro Parent Mentor program. Remember it's only been 4 months since MSA were sworn in. In terms of their efforts to promote the stagnating Common Core curriculum and Obama's liberal agendas as well as to continue to indoctrinate our students with union-friendly dogma, Malone Stuckey Anderson Maney et. al. have only just begun to wreak a path of destruction.
Knowing that a Boro student is becoming brainwashed and indoctrinated in this way is akin to witnessing hairline cracks in Hoover Dam. It could be OK for this community for a while. But serious damage has already been done. There's no turning back now.
All anyone can hope for for our Boro kids being used and abused like this is that over the next 10-15 years, they'll find religion as to how to manage their lives, without their lives being controlled and overmanaged by government.
Spoken like true TP member...however, we are a community of many different beliefs and backgrounds. Have a wonderful day!!
Humorous

Dayton, OH

#31237 May 1, 2014
I find it funny that so many people are complaining about Mr. Petrey when the board (that so many on this site claim to love) are the ones that hired him in.

Could it be that the policies and atmosphere of KPR controlling the board resulted in a limited pool of applicants? It is rumored that Mr. Petrey was able to increase his starting salary because he knew that the district had no other applicants to choose from. Funny how making a district so unfriendly has a bad effect on the district. I equate it to companies that don't treat their employees well have a higher turnover rate and reduced productivity.

Oh, and by the way, I am a conservative so any responses claiming I am an Obama minion, liberal, communist would be way off!
De Ja Vu

Springfield, OH

#31238 May 1, 2014
By Jill Kelley, Staff Writer, June 12, 2012
SPRINGBORO-Todd Petrey is expected to be named Springboro Community City Schools superintendent at tonight's school board meeting following a challenging week of negotiations.

He would replace Gene Lolli, whose resignation will be effective this summer.

Petrey, 39, has worked as principal for three years at Creekside Early Childhood School, which is in the Lakota School District. Prior to that, he was principal at Dennis Elementary School East in Springboro.

School board President Scott Anderson said Petrey's experience in Springboro was an asset to his application. "He had worked in the district, and I know he was well-respected and well-liked," Anderson said. "Then he worked in Lakota, which is a huge district, where he's been very successful. He enhanced his skill set and will be able to bring all that knowledge back to Springboro."
-DDN website article/June 12,2012
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Just in case you wonder WHY Todd Petrey left Springboro school district in the first place, you might be interested in knowing that the former Dennis Elementary principal mentioned to Springboro taxpayers at the meet and greet public meeting that he knew that Springboro taxpayers were no longer willing to financially support the TWO building principals at Dennis Elementary; and that IF one principal had to go, he knew it would be him (instead of Sandra Wray).

Just in case you were not present at the meeting, you missed a warm and fuzzy moment, as Todd Petrey and Sandra Wray exchanged intimate little nods -- that indicates understanding between Professional Educators that ..... it's all about employment security.

Mr. Petrey's return to Springboro and the highly paid 5-year contract that he demanded, was all about Mr. Petrey's employment security.
Now, less than Two years of employment as Springboro schools superintendent, it appears that Mr. Petrey's "enhanced skill set and all that knowledge that he brought back to Springboro" is nothing more than a Renewed mission to Re-instate all the failed practices of the previous school leaders/board members; that led to Mr. Petrey's employment Insecurity, during which time David Baker was school superintendent.
De Ja Vu

Springfield, OH

#31239 May 1, 2014
By Jill Kelley Staff Writer June 12, 2012
SPRINGBORO -

Petrey said he loved his time at Lakota, which has close to 18,000 students, and gained a great deal of central office experience. The South Lebanon resident said he wanted to come back to Springboro because he loves the city and because he shares the same goals as they board.- DDN website article dated June 1, 2012.

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Really, Mr. Petrey??? If you love the city so much that you demanded the highest salary ever paid a superintendent ($130,000/yr for a five year contract) "just to come back to Springboro" - the city that you love - then why do you not live in Springboro, and why do you not have a child enrolled in Springboro schools?

Could it be that your Renewed Vision of Malone's old outdated insanely popular "status quo" failed practices of the past are good for Springboro Students; but NOT good enough for YOUR child?
De Ja Vu who

Springboro, OH

#31240 May 1, 2014
De Ja Vu wrote:
By Jill Kelley Staff Writer June 12, 2012
SPRINGBORO -
Petrey said he loved his time at Lakota, which has close to 18,000 students, and gained a great deal of central office experience. The South Lebanon resident said he wanted to come back to Springboro because he loves the city and because he shares the same goals as they board.- DDN website article dated June 1, 2012.
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Really, Mr. Petrey??? If you love the city so much that you demanded the highest salary ever paid a superintendent ($130,000/yr for a five year contract) "just to come back to Springboro" - the city that you love - then why do you not live in Springboro, and why do you not have a child enrolled in Springboro schools?
Could it be that your Renewed Vision of Malone's old outdated insanely popular "status quo" failed practices of the past are good for Springboro Students; but NOT good enough for YOUR child?
You should probably ask the same "why do you not have a child enrolled in Springboro schools?" question of Mr. Petroni.
Just Saying

Springfield, OH

#31241 May 1, 2014
De Ja Vu who wrote:
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You should probably ask the same "why do you not have a child enrolled in Springboro schools?" question of Mr. Petroni.
Good Question, but that question was asked over and over again during the 2011 School Board election campaign; and we all should know by this time, that Board Member Mr. Petroni is a taxpaying homeowner in our school district; and the way I see it, that means that Mr. Petroni financially supports our public schools; and also supports respecting parents' rights of school choice.
Best Questions

Springfield, OH

#31242 May 1, 2014
De Ja Vu who wrote:
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You should probably ask the same "why do you not have a child enrolled in Springboro schools?" question of Mr. Petroni.
A better question could be asked of our SEA/ Pro-Union Pro-Levy activists for S-U-R-E:
Why do you care only about the Education of the Child who is enrolled in our classrooms with ONLY a UNION classroom teacher?

Could it be that you ONLY care about the Dollar Sign on that Child sitting in a classroom with a union teacher on "head count day" that goes to the State, which determines how many state dollars our children bring in? Could THIS be the reason that the taxpaying homeowners in this school district that do not have children enrolled in our classrooms with a union teacher are treated with such hostility and disrespect by our Springboro school employees?

Let's not forget that in addition to receiving local school tax dollars based on taxing every homeowner, the schools also get State Funds based on every child enrolled in the union classrooms, as well as our schools receiving funds from the federal government.

And let's not forget about that mantra of "smaller class size for more effective teaching" which school administrators push for reasons to hire....hire....hire..... more union classroom teachers; ensuring employment security for more teachers and increased teachers union dues for the local, state and national teachers union organizations.
MoreRon Status Quo

Springfield, OH

#31243 May 1, 2014
EVIDENCE BASED wrote:
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Spoken like true TP member...however, we are a community of many different beliefs and backgrounds. Have a wonderful day!!
Spoken like true TP (Todd Petrey) members of Jeff Stec's program of Community Engagement..... we are Community.... Let us waste $12,000 of taxpayers money to find out "what are the values in the beliefs of Springboro taxpayers?" Don't we already know the answer will be ... Surprise! Surprise!... Our mission of vision is clearer now! We Believe in the praise and worship of the false gods of education! Lift all money restrictions on giving gifts to the education gods and pass the collection plate for Ron's kids after school clubs. What a wonderful day in the Boro, now that all is wealth is in the board room again.
Panther indoctrination

Springfield, OH

#31244 May 2, 2014
EVIDENCE BASED wrote:
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Spoken like true TP member...however, we are a community of many different beliefs and backgrounds. Have a wonderful day!!
So sorry to burst your bubble, but I'm not a member of the Tea Party.
What I am is a concerned parent with a child currently attending Springboro schools.
Panther indoctrination

Springfield, OH

#31245 May 2, 2014
EVIDENCE BASED wrote:
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Spoken like true TP member...however, we are a community of many different beliefs and backgrounds. Have a wonderful day!!
p.s.....Have a wonderful day!!!.....(once you're able to take your blinders off)
our non political supt

Springfield, OH

#31246 May 2, 2014
Humorous wrote:
I find it funny that so many people are complaining about Mr. Petrey when the board (that so many on this site claim to love) are the ones that hired him in.
Could it be that the policies and atmosphere of KPR controlling the board resulted in a limited pool of applicants? It is rumored that Mr. Petrey was able to increase his starting salary because he knew that the district had no other applicants to choose from. Funny how making a district so unfriendly has a bad effect on the district. I equate it to companies that don't treat their employees well have a higher turnover rate and reduced productivity.
Oh, and by the way, I am a conservative so any responses claiming I am an Obama minion, liberal, communist would be way off!
What has this district learned about Todd Petrey since his hiring about 3 years ago?
He's anything but politically bias. In order to protect the longevity and security of job numero uno, he's proven time and time again that he'll go out of his way to adhere with the "majority" about virtually any issue.

Any Boro superintendent ought to be able to go to sleep with a clear concience so long as Children's interests and necessities are being provided for FIRST, before attempting to promote Jeff Stec's 10-year-vision SEA-sponsored wish-list.

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Insanely Hypocritical

Springfield, OH

#31247 May 2, 2014
Hold the Applause wrote:
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Neither Thanks Nor Applause is due to former Dennis Elementary principal Todd Petrey (and current school superintendent) for handing over leadership of the future direction of Springboro Schools for S-U-R-E/ community organizer, Jeff Stec.
Mr. Stec will do little toward establishing and maintaining an environment of Trust with all stakeholders in the district and community....... but much harm can be expected to result in the program of community engagement of special interest groups launching their hostile War of Words against Springboro families who do not embrace their collective philosophy of forced unionism, with no freedom of choice.
Recently the Springboro Board of Education members voted 4-1 to approve Todd Petrey's proposed Contract to hire Jeff Stec's Facilitator's Program of Community Engagement in search of finding out our school districts' Mission of Vision. Mr. Petrey's $12,000 cost to taxpayers seeks to "hear" from every Springboro stakeholder as to "What are the Values in the Beliefs of Springboro Taxpayers?" Mr. Stec's plan is to form large numbers of Focus groups of like minded citizens, from whom Mr. Stec will draw input, but only Mr. Stec will "interpret" exactly what this input of "beliefs" will contribute to the school district's Mission of Vision.

How insanely hypocritical is it that at last board meeting, Todd Petrey presents proposed changes to the board policy on public participation, cutting back on time allowed for citizens to speak "their beliefs" during pre-arranged participation; and requiring all citizens to sign in when they arrive in the board room, and to state their concerns, before being recognized to speak in public board meetings.
New Learning Standards

Springfield, OH

#31248 May 5, 2014
Panther indoctrination wrote:
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So sorry to burst your bubble, but I'm not a member of the Tea Party.
What I am is a concerned parent with a child currently attending Springboro schools.
Parents Alert - Get Involved in Your Child's Classroom Curriculum Decisions Made by Springboro School District Leaders

In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards ( http://www.corestandards.org ) in English language arts and mathematics, the results of a multi-state effort. The board also adopted more rigorous versions of Ohio's academic content standards in science and social studies. All four set of standards will underpin teaching in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, but schools are encouraged to begin using the standards now to prepare students for corresponding assessments that begin in 2014-2015.
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Academic-Con... Standards

Last Modified:2/25/2014

Pursuant to ORC 3301.079(B)(3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education website, including materials within the Common Core State Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.
-Dr. Richard A. Ross/Superintendent if Public Instruction/State Board of Education of Ohio
Anti-school politicians

Springfield, OH

#31249 May 6, 2014
Anti-school politicians, such as Kelly Kohls, are being schooled tonight!!! Yes! Will she finally learn that her days in elected office are over? No, probably not, as is often the case with those with delusions of grandeur. Way to go Warren County!
Anti-school politicians

Springfield, OH

#31250 May 6, 2014
Oh, and Petroni, too! Hahahaha!! Loving this! Of course, those unopposed candidates, Rigano and Wiedeman, have weaseled their way in, but at least they didn't truly win.

Way to go Warren County!
Another View

Springfield, OH

#31251 May 7, 2014
Anti-school politicians wrote:
Anti-school politicians, such as Kelly Kohls, are being schooled tonight!!! Yes! Will she finally learn that her days in elected office are over? No, probably not, as is often the case with those with delusions of grandeur. Way to go Warren County!
Warren County Ohio is fortunate to have as citizens such large numbers of strong-principled Conservative Women, of whom Kelly Kohls is ONE! Congratulations are in order for a job well done in raising awareness of the diversity of beliefs in political leadership that exist among our good citizens! Thanks, Kelly! The giving you do always comes back to you. It is a supernatural law tht the more you give of yourself, the richer your life will become. Sow sweet seeds of giving and know abundant living! God Bless America!.... and May God Bless You and Your family!
Another View

Springfield, OH

#31252 May 7, 2014
Anti-school politicians wrote:
Oh, and Petroni, too! Hahahaha!! Loving this! Of course, those unopposed candidates, Rigano and Wiedeman, have weaseled their way in, but at least they didn't truly win.
Way to go Warren County!
"Anti-school politicians" is the OEA label of false identity, stamped on All Children First Budgeting School Board Elected Officials who Support Parents Rights of School Choice; And oppose the OSBA indoctrination of school board elected officials, because school board associations are sabotaging Education Reform.

This OEA War of Words in defense of Re-instating Union First Status Quo is "Moving Ahead" in the self interest of financial gain and employment security, ensuring big increases in Union First dues forced upon our quality classroom teachers. Why should any classroom teacher be forced to pay big money to the OEA/SEA/NEA just for the privilege of gaining employment as professional educator in our local school district?

The best interests of unions and the best interests of students don't always align, and when they don't, the choice should be obvious -- put Kids first!

Two years ago, Jim Rigano and David Petroni won school board election on their Winning Agenda of doing just that -- put Kids first! And since they took office in January 2012 with the Oath of upholding and protecting the Constitution of the United States of American, doing what's right for our school children and community, these two Board of Education elected officials have stood firm on these strong Principles (even when these strong Principles are not popular with our 2013 Board of Education elected majority members.)

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