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Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#28427 Oct 29, 2013
Warren County Educational Service Center--Response to comments being circulated by Bitner/Vaughn campaign. by Mr. Tom Isaacs the author of he report.

One of the things Mr. Isaacs also bragged about was the fact we were in the top 1/6 of the state high schools as ranked by USNEWS.

Ahead of us were these to name a few, Oakwood, Loveland, Sycamore, Mason, Brookville, Lakota West and a few others were also way ahead of Springboro at 110 according to the USNEWS report on the best high schools in Ohio

King's Mill #30
Lebanon #31
Lakota East #42
Bellbrook #48
Centerville #56
Waynesville #65
Springboro #110

These are our neighbors that some so casually dismiss as having lesser programs than ourselves. The truth is we are far behind precisely because of the leadership of one man, Mr. Malone.

Mr. Malone still cannot escape the consequences of his bad choices for our children.

Mr. Isaacs may wish to gloss over good ol' Ron, but the truth he told along with the evaluations by USNEWS tell a different story.

page 10
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxs0_xA64y_HS...

"SHS still offers general level classes (Algebra 1A and 1B, physical science, US History, and World History). Thus, not all students experience a college-preparatory curriculum. Documents provided to the TAV Team indicate that contrary to the High Schools That Works philosophy, SHS believes that offering low-level courses is in the best interest of students. This belief, however, WAS NOT SUBSTANTIATED by research or data."

Who paid the largest price for Mr. Malone's bad choices?

The children.

Vote Bitner, Vaughn, and Anderson
dont waste a vote

Springboro, OH

#28428 Oct 30, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>
Vote Illegally!
And just how many times do you vote on voting day if you're voting often?
The voter fraud police may want to pay attention to this one!
You might want to see what you can do to conjur up something resembling a sense of humor because exactly one week from now, you are going to require are certain about of cheering up.
poundsand

Dayton, OH

#28429 Oct 30, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>
Vote Illegally!
And just how many times do you vote on voting day if you're voting often?
The voter fraud police may want to pay attention to this one!
You should know the answer to that. That's been a democrat and union member modus operandi for decades. Vote early and vote often!
November and Beyond

Springboro, OH

#28430 Oct 30, 2013
dont waste a vote wrote:
<quoted text>
You might want to see what you can do to conjur up something resembling a sense of humor because exactly one week from now, you are going to require are certain about of cheering up.
Vote Your Beliefs!

Remember in November... only TWO conservatives, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn, feared the reality of "How would a union controlled school board use your tax dollars?"....

And only TWO conservatives, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn, feared the detriment to our children's 21st century QUALITY education,
with a Quality Professional Educator in every classroom....

And only TWO conservatives, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn, feared a union controlled school board "re-instating Malone's status quo" leaving our Students First left behind, that they faced their fears of the OEA's War of Words publicly demonizing them with the OEA's toxic politics of personal destruction... And stepped up to Stand Up for Kids as our only TWO conservative
school board candidates on the November election ballot.

Remember in November, when you voice YOUR beliefs voting for the next BOE majority, the progress made in the past two years of our very first ever BOE conservative majority elected officials.

Look at Today and the Future!

Spread the great news today that David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn
should be the TWO conservatives who come in first and second in the election results on November 5th!

VOTE BITNER/VAUGHN
VOTE FOR RENEWAL LEVY THAT SAVES TAXPAYERS $6.5 MILLION!

God Bless America, the good, bad, and ugly of it ALL!
And May God Bless You and Your Family!
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28431 Oct 30, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
Warren County Educational Service Center--Response to comments being circulated by Bitner/Vaughn campaign. by Mr. Tom Isaacs the author of he report.
One of the things Mr. Isaacs also bragged about was the fact we were in the top 1/6 of the state high schools as ranked by USNEWS.
Ahead of us were these to name a few, Oakwood, Loveland, Sycamore, Mason, Brookville, Lakota West and a few others were also way ahead of Springboro at 110 according to the USNEWS report on the best high schools in Ohio
King's Mill #30
Lebanon #31
Lakota East #42
Bellbrook #48
Centerville #56
Waynesville #65
Springboro #110
These are our neighbors that some so casually dismiss as having lesser programs than ourselves. The truth is we are far behind precisely because of the leadership of one man, Mr. Malone.
Mr. Malone still cannot escape the consequences of his bad choices for our children.
Mr. Isaacs may wish to gloss over good ol' Ron, but the truth he told along with the evaluations by USNEWS tell a different story.
page 10
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxs0_xA64y_HS...
"SHS still offers general level classes (Algebra 1A and 1B, physical science, US History, and World History). Thus, not all students experience a college-preparatory curriculum. Documents provided to the TAV Team indicate that contrary to the High Schools That Works philosophy, SHS believes that offering low-level courses is in the best interest of students. This belief, however, WAS NOT SUBSTANTIATED by research or data."
Who paid the largest price for Mr. Malone's bad choices?
The children.
Vote Bitner, Vaughn, and Anderson
Where do you get your facts and why does anyone not check them?

Springboro High School is ranked 97th within Ohio. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Springboro High School is 25 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 7 percent. Springboro High School is the only high school in the Springboro Community City.

Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 98%

Proficient in Math 97%

College Readiness Index 21.2

Pretty "PROFICIENT" if you ask me.
- http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-sch...

Nice try Doug.
Common sense voters

Springboro, OH

#28432 Oct 30, 2013
...know to fill the entire ballot. This is a 3-seat school board race.

Attn: Common sense Springboro schools voters, please vote for the BEST three candidates on next Tueday's ballot:

- David Bitner
- Kolton Vaughn
- Charles Anderson
November and Beyond

Springboro, OH

#28433 Oct 30, 2013
The hour is late! The message is Urgent!

And the political intensity of "winning a campaign" is reaching hysteria with the question
hanging heavily in the air by the pro-union activists...

HOW DO WE SPLIT THE CONSERVATIVE TICKET OF THE TWO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES AND CHERRY PICK THE ONE AND SLAM THE BOARD ROOM DOOR IN THE FACE OF THE OTHER?

The OEA members are some of the worst people we will ever have to deal with as to radical social behavior. They have the destruction of America in their minds and they are terrble people because
their ideology makes them corrosive. They openly use children to execute their maniacal plans for social progressive changes at the expense of society, and this defines their essence.

WARS ARE NOT WON WITH KIND WORDS AND PLACATION!

Wars are won by taking away from the other side the will to continue fighting! This is what the OEA does to people like Kelly Kohls! And this is what the parents for sure union activists are doing to our conservative school board candidate, David Bitner!
These hostile activists are attacking David Bitner directly, hoping to rob him of his
opportunity of serving our school children and community, as an elected BOE representative, just because an Independent Thinker/Successful business owner like David Bitner, does not "FIT" the standards of the elitist bully professional educators of the collective thinking union-minded
kind.

These hostile badd for boro activists are attacking the David Bitner/Kolton Vaughn conservative school board campaign, hoping to
rob this school district of our opportunity of having TWO conservatives, DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN, elected as our next TWO board representatives.

Stay Alert Voters! Look at Today and the Future!
People in this community should ask themselves what can we do TODAY to further ensure the election of David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn as our next TWO conservative school board representatives!
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28434 Oct 30, 2013
November and Beyond wrote:
The hour is late! The message is Urgent!
And the political intensity of "winning a campaign" is reaching hysteria with the question
hanging heavily in the air by the pro-union activists...
HOW DO WE SPLIT THE CONSERVATIVE TICKET OF THE TWO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES AND CHERRY PICK THE ONE AND SLAM THE BOARD ROOM DOOR IN THE FACE OF THE OTHER?
The OEA members are some of the worst people we will ever have to deal with as to radical social behavior. They have the destruction of America in their minds and they are terrble people because
their ideology makes them corrosive. They openly use children to execute their maniacal plans for social progressive changes at the expense of society, and this defines their essence.
WARS ARE NOT WON WITH KIND WORDS AND PLACATION!
Wars are won by taking away from the other side the will to continue fighting! This is what the OEA does to people like Kelly Kohls! And this is what the parents for sure union activists are doing to our conservative school board candidate, David Bitner!
These hostile activists are attacking David Bitner directly, hoping to rob him of his
opportunity of serving our school children and community, as an elected BOE representative, just because an Independent Thinker/Successful business owner like David Bitner, does not "FIT" the standards of the elitist bully professional educators of the collective thinking union-minded
kind.
These hostile badd for boro activists are attacking the David Bitner/Kolton Vaughn conservative school board campaign, hoping to
rob this school district of our opportunity of having TWO conservatives, DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN, elected as our next TWO board representatives.
Stay Alert Voters! Look at Today and the Future!
People in this community should ask themselves what can we do TODAY to further ensure the election of David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn as our next TWO conservative school board representatives!
Why the panic? Nothing like yelling 'fire'. Nervous much?
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28435 Oct 30, 2013
Common sense voters wrote:
...know to fill the entire ballot. This is a 3-seat school board race.
Attn: Common sense Springboro schools voters, please vote for the BEST three candidates on next Tueday's ballot:
- David Bitner
- Kolton Vaughn
- Charles Anderson
Now you're begging? Fitting for Halloween.
Excuse Me

Springboro, OH

#28436 Oct 30, 2013
Common sense voters wrote:
...know to fill the entire ballot. This is a 3-seat school board race.
Attn: Common sense Springboro schools voters, please vote for the BEST three candidates on next Tueday's ballot:
- David Bitner
- Kolton Vaughn
- Charles Anderson
Stay Alert Voters!

If these are the best THREE candidates, then WHY is
Tiffany Carlise holding a private party at her house and
only ONE of these conservative candidates are invited?
Should not Ms. Carlise use the same common sense that you promote, and invite ALL THREE of the BEST, David Bitner, Kolton Vaughn, AND Charles Anderson?

Should common sense voters NOT have the common sense to see
that Tiffany Carlisle, by inviting ONLY one of the conservative school board candidates to a private meeting in her home, is in no way supporting the BEST OF THREE; but simply trying to undermine and split the vote AGAINST the BEST OF TWO conservative candidates?

Pro-Union activists are not only trained and skilled in their War of Words tactics, but also expertly trained and skilled in their
political strategy of Divide and Conquer. And, that's the worst thing that could happen on November 5th!

Could any of us have imagined in Janaury 2012, when our first conservative majority assembled themselves in the board room;
that less than two years later that same conservative majority is split up and now the pro-union majority poised to "take back their board" in November?
dose of reality

Springboro, OH

#28437 Oct 30, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>

Springboro High School
Proficient in Reading 98%
Proficient in Math 97%
College Readiness Index 21.2
- http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-sch...
I suggest you make an appointment to drive to UC, UD, Wright State or Sinclair to speak with one of the more experienced admissions counselors. If you are able to locate someone who isn't jaded, someone who can look you in the eye and isn't afraid to speak the truth, they'll tell you the percentages you forwarded are absolute fabrication. Sinclair's moneyload is their DEV math and reading, Please, don't think there isn't a healthy representation of Boro graduates "having to sit through DEV courses" before they are permitted to enter their respective majors.
truth to power

Springboro, OH

#28438 Oct 30, 2013
Excuse Me wrote:
<quoted text>
Stay Alert Voters!
If these are the best THREE candidates, then WHY is
Tiffany Carlise holding a private party at her house and
only ONE of these conservative candidates are invited?
Should not Ms. Carlise use the same common sense that you promote, and invite ALL THREE of the BEST, David Bitner, Kolton Vaughn, AND Charles Anderson?
" in November?
I suppose it's more important to examine the bigger question, which is...
Who really gives a flying fudge about Tiffany Carlisle?
You Betcha

Springboro, OH

#28439 Oct 30, 2013
No debate means No choice wrote:
<quoted text>
Why the panic? Nothing like yelling 'fire'. Nervous much?
You Betcha I'm Nervous!

Why the panic? Because Tiffany Carlisle has got her hooks into one of the conservative school board candidates, and could successfully
split the conservative ticket of Bitner/Vaughn!

Yelling fire is the only thing that innocent bystanders can do;
only the "professionals" who are alerted are skilled with resources to answer the call to jump into the ring of fire and put a stop to it!

You Betcha Stay Alert Voters are nervous!
You Betcha Stay Alert Voters have reason to panic!
You Betcha Stay Alert Voters are Yelling to the powers that be
with warnings NOT to let the union forces with their scorched tongues burn down our Students First!

STAY ALERT VOTERS!

If you 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....

Then vote 100% Your Beliefs!
VOTE FOR TWO CONSERVATIVES AS OUR NEXT TWO ELECTED BOARD REPRESENTATIVES -- DAVID BITNER AND KOLTON VAUGHN!
You Betcha

Springboro, OH

#28440 Oct 30, 2013
truth to power wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose it's more important to examine the bigger question, which is...
Who really gives a flying fudge about Tiffany Carlisle?
You Betcha Kolton Vaughn does... why else would he accept an invitation to attend a private party at her house in his
honor?
Vote Bitner-Vaughn

Springboro, OH

#28441 Oct 30, 2013
Vote for David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn for
Springboro School Board on November 5, 2013,

If You Believe, as we believe,
please join us on
November 5th and help us elect our two conservative school board candidates,
DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN,
One Vote At A Time,
As our next TWO board representatives!
A Win-Win Ticket for Conservative BELIEFS!

--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.

Look at Today and the Future

Vote Bitner/Vaughn
for Springboro School Board
November 5, 2013

Vote Renewal levy that saves taxpayers $6.5 million.
November 5, 2013
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28442 Oct 30, 2013
dose of reality wrote:
<quoted text>
I suggest you make an appointment to drive to UC, UD, Wright State or Sinclair to speak with one of the more experienced admissions counselors. If you are able to locate someone who isn't jaded, someone who can look you in the eye and isn't afraid to speak the truth, they'll tell you the percentages you forwarded are absolute fabrication. Sinclair's moneyload is their DEV math and reading, Please, don't think there isn't a healthy representation of Boro graduates "having to sit through DEV courses" before they are permitted to enter their respective majors.
Wow, the proponderance of excuses is endless! This is the USNEWS that was cited by Doug (and again, he is wrong). I suppose those at UC, UD and Wright State know SO much more than other colleges in the area. These percentages are based on numbers and no matter how flawed 98% is 98%.

I like how you give yourself the out by saying "someone who can look you in the eye and isn't afraid to speak the truth". That way if someone is found and you don't agree with them you can just call them names.

Typical on this board really.

It seems that people here are either:
Begging for votes.
Yelling the sky is falling.
Calling posters names.

Chicken Litte's, Name Caller's and Beggers OH MY!
Vote Bitner-Vaughn

Springboro, OH

#28443 Oct 30, 2013
Only the Bitner/Vaughn team of school board candidates are already on board as Team Players with our current board's reform minded philosophy, according to the campaign flyer received in the mail:

Bitner/Vaughn for Springboro School Board Support:
the progress made in the past two years;

reduced school fees, lower pay to participate fees, as well as restored busing, and building maintenance;

Money and resources to the gifted and early intervention programs;

Raising the bar for students and teachers;

Adding ACT/College Essentials class, emphasing early college credit programs through the high school, Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit courses;

Balancing class sizes, and strengthening our curriculum;

Technology plan with 1100 new computers, wireless access for every building, and laptops to every teacher.

VOTE BITNER/VAUGHN FOR SPRINGBORO SCHOOL BOARD!
School District Voter

Springboro, OH

#28444 Oct 30, 2013
Extremists, radicals, fanatics! Sounds like a scary Halloween tale. Add in the words “tea party” and that’s supposed to make it a true horror story. Unfortunately, this is where some in our community have taken the dialog surrounding our school board and the upcoming election. It’s time for Toto to pull back the curtain and for us to elevate the conversation.

For the record, I do believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets. I also believe that a free society requires virtuous people and that children need to learn these concepts. How confusing it must be for them to watch the behavior of adults and the tenor of the debate around our schools.

What has the school board done to invite this wrath? We are trying to change things in a few areas and the system would rather not change. Just like in Washington, opponents to change assign their targets what they believe are derogatory labels - "tea party", "extremist", "fanatic". However, if you were to ask what has been done that is "fanatical", you’ll get nothing more than generalities that have little basis in fact and are distorted to sound extreme.

If you asked me about the school board’s record over the last two years I would tell you about holding people accountable, uncovering embezzlement that had gone on for years, raising academic standards, increasing ACT scores, advocating for kids to take classes for college credit, restoring salary increases, controlling runaway medical insurance costs, balancing the budget (and giving the excess back), providing services for gifted students, reducing pay-to-play fees and increasing student participation, upgrading technology for online learning, instituting bring your own technology, reinstating high school busing, reinstating textbook purchases, reinstating a building maintenance program, and correcting numerous other deficiencies from years of administrative neglect.

You might recognize these things are good and are already implemented in other districts and ask why has it taken so long to address them in Springboro? I don’t know, but compared to the lethargic past, this has been a pretty “radical” two years. And to do all this while lowering taxes you would have to conclude these two years have been “fanatically” amazing and “extremely” successful.

At this point you might ask what this has to do with the upcoming school board election. This election will set a direction, backward or forward. The supporters of Malone and Stuckey tell you the current board is too “extreme”. Compared to the stagnation they are accustomed to, that is understandable. The other candidates are David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn. They are parents with young children enrolled in the district who are motivated to encourage our schools to continue to innovate, to offer more opportunities, and to keep children the board’s first priority.

On November 5th, we will make a decision. Will we choose based on the record, or the labels?

(Join Educate Springboro in putting Children First. To learn more about Educate Springboro,
visit http://educatespringboro.org )

It's for our children, our community and toward a better future for our schools!
School District Voter

Springboro, OH

#28445 Oct 30, 2013
DO YOU BELIEVE....

That Government should be Fiscally Responsible?

That Government should be limited in size & scope?

That we should support Free Markets?

IF SO, then please consider this...

On November 5th, VOTE YOUR BELIEFS!

Our only TWO conservative school board candidates
BELIEVE in these founding principles, and IF ELECTED, will keep our local school government MINDFUL of these three fundamental tenets.
__________

According to the Bitner/Vaughn campaign flyer
received in the mail:

BITNER/VAUGHN BELIEVE over taxation of the taxpayers is wrong!

BITNER/VAUGHN BELIEVE in supporting the amount of necessary taxation required to do the job correctly!

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

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

People in this community need to ask themselves
WHY some voters are working to SPLIT the conservative ticket of BITNER/VAUGHN, putting at risk the election of David Bitner?

Why is school board member Don Miller endorsing
conservative school board candidate, Kolton Vaughn; but slamming the board room door in the face of conservative school board candidate,
David Bitner?
No debate means No choice

Xenia, OH

#28446 Oct 30, 2013
School District Voter wrote:
Extremists, radicals, fanatics! Sounds like a scary Halloween tale. Add in the words “tea party” and that’s supposed to make it a true horror story. Unfortunately, this is where some in our community have taken the dialog surrounding our school board and the upcoming election. It’s time for Toto to pull back the curtain and for us to elevate the conversation.
For the record, I do believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets. I also believe that a free society requires virtuous people and that children need to learn these concepts. How confusing it must be for them to watch the behavior of adults and the tenor of the debate around our schools.
What has the school board done to invite this wrath? We are trying to change things in a few areas and the system would rather not change. Just like in Washington, opponents to change assign their targets what they believe are derogatory labels - "tea party", "extremist", "fanatic". However, if you were to ask what has been done that is "fanatical", you’ll get nothing more than generalities that have little basis in fact and are distorted to sound extreme.
If you asked me about the school board’s record over the last two years I would tell you about holding people accountable, uncovering embezzlement that had gone on for years, raising academic standards, increasing ACT scores, advocating for kids to take classes for college credit, restoring salary increases, controlling runaway medical insurance costs, balancing the budget (and giving the excess back), providing services for gifted students, reducing pay-to-play fees and increasing student participation, upgrading technology for online learning, instituting bring your own technology, reinstating high school busing, reinstating textbook purchases, reinstating a building maintenance program, and correcting numerous other deficiencies from years of administrative neglect.
You might recognize these things are good and are already implemented in other districts and ask why has it taken so long to address them in Springboro? I don’t know, but compared to the lethargic past, this has been a pretty “radical” two years. And to do all this while lowering taxes you would have to conclude these two years have been “fanatically” amazing and “extremely” successful.
At this point you might ask what this has to do with the upcoming school board election. This election will set a direction, backward or forward. The supporters of Malone and Stuckey tell you the current board is too “extreme”. Compared to the stagnation they are accustomed to, that is understandable. The other candidates are David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn. They are parents with young children enrolled in the district who are motivated to encourage our schools to continue to innovate, to offer more opportunities, and to keep children the board’s first priority.
On November 5th, we will make a decision. Will we choose based on the record, or the labels?
(Join Educate Springboro in putting Children First. To learn more about Educate Springboro,
visit http://educatespringboro.org )
It's for our children, our community and toward a better future for our schools!
Chicken Litte's, Name Caller's and Beggers OH MY!
Chicken Litte's, Name Caller's and Beggers OH MY!
Chicken Litte's, Name Caller's and Beggers OH MY!

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