In recent weeks the Springboro BOE President, Charles Anderson and VP Ron Malone<quoted text>
The Boro BOE certainly has shown a lot of appreciation for this district's teachers.
The BOE shows their appreciation by negotiating 6% raises. What percentage of the rest of the community receives 6% annual raises?
Teachers receive FREE exercise classes.at Springboro Intermediate.
Many of the rest of us pay annual dues for our families for Coffman YMCA or some other fitness club.
Teachers receive "continuing contracts" which means they're tenured; they cannot be discharged from their employment except for the most serious of offenses, such as theft.
Almost every other mode of work is regarded as employment-at-will, jobs which may be terminated at any time, by either the employer or the employee, for virtually no reason.
Tenure in public education has been proven to be harmful to student success.
It's important for this community that the district openly celebrate Springboro's group of extremely talented, caring teachers. At the same time, it's equally important that administrators and the BOE delve this praise toward teachers who've EARNED this praise, recognition and reward.
Around this district, there are a number of teachers who should not be teaching.
Some teachers have been around for decades, know fully well that they're tenured, and know it's next to impossible that they could be dismissed. The guarantees of tenured employment is reflected in the lackluster way many of them go about the daily rituals of instructing children. Certain other teachers should not be teaching children any longer because they're "burnt-out" and need to find another occupation . Still others lack vital communication tools, which are of course completely indispensible for all sorts of classroom interaction. Then, there's out there who use Boro alumni for personal gain, or as political pawns.
In recent weeks the Springboro BOE has made a gesture toward older students by inviting increased student involvement in the board room. I think this is a fabulous idea. However, increased student involvement in the board room should have ramifications other than just students learning about debate, how the BOE works, etc.
If SHS AND Jr High students are being invited into the board room, they ought to have the priveledge of being polled, anonymously,(by a neutral outside party) regarding the overall effectiveness of EACH AND EVERY ONE of their teachers.
have wasted their opportunities in the board room to make good on their oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitutional rights of all citizens under their leadership.....
And that is a thing that needs to be addressed in this school district by We The People demanding that Charles Anderson and Ron Malone step down from leadership of the board,
and elect Jim Rigano and David Petroni as President and Vice President of the Springboro Board of Education.