Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies

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No More Tunnel Vision

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boroson54 wrote:
i agree with the current BOE action not the view before the change 5 levies vote should show that voters wanted change and money was found. As for Mrs Wray she is a great teacher and admin. one only a few at school syst. now. As for change doing it for the sake of change is wrong, change is necessary when the status quo is changed when i went to boro ralph wade was part of boro school kept moneies her nothing wrong but society has changed for the worse perception is seen as truth
in boro there has been no negative proof against Wades insurance like the athletic boosters treasurer but the preceived view has been tainted
The way I see it, voters must take the time to look past our professional educators, including school board candidates Ron Malone and David Stuckey; and our long-time public officials, including Township Trustee, Ed Wade, who have never known what it is like to walk in the shoes of Average Joe, the Taxpayer; and this November we do have opportunity to vote for reform minded representation vs re-instating status quo.
Running our local government and our government schools is big business; and we all have big investments in our schools and community; and we all have earned our place at the
collection table! Gone are the days when school leaders can tell tax-paying voters that we don't have any business in the school board's business IF we don't have kids enrolled in the schools!
Gone are the days when township trustees can promote a 93% fire levy tax increases on all Springboro families; and then expect to get re-elected just because "that's the way it always will be."
We need elected officials with reform-minded ideas and incentives to problem solve fixing budgets, finding levy alternatives.
The system we have in Ohio works well for politicians, government workers, and lobbists; but it is a miserable failure for taxpayers; and is clearly unsustainable.
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boroson54 wrote:
i agree with the current BOE action not the view before the change 5 levies vote should show that voters wanted change and money was found. As for Mrs Wray she is a great teacher and admin. one only a few at school syst. now. As for change doing it for the sake of change is wrong, change is necessary when the status quo is changed when i went to boro ralph wade was part of boro school kept moneies her nothing wrong but society has changed for the worse perception is seen as truth
in boro there has been no negative proof against Wades insurance like the athletic boosters treasurer but the preceived view has been tainted
Does the township bid out its insurance business?
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bitnerforboro.com

Stay the course, Springboro!

Stay the course by supporting STRONG "Children First" leadership.

Stay the course by supporting sound economic school board decisions which continue to provide a solid economic forecast for our district.

Stay the course by supporting school board leadership that prioritizes this district's needs, as such needs directly relate to our students.

Vote for keeping our students needs number one!Vote for David Bitner!
Vote for Kolton Vaughn!

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Really wrote:
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Does the township bid out its insurance business?
It does now but for 31 years, WADE did it! Can we say CONFLICT OF INTEREST!

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you are wrong
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It does now but for 31 years, WADE did it! Can we say CONFLICT OF INTEREST!
No MoreTunnel Vision

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Doug Wiedeman wrote:
In the past few decades we have seen a new tact develop in a floundering union system that today has become through legislation and opportunity increasingly irrelevant. A new strategy has evolved that is proving quite successful as public sector unions concentrate on smaller elected positions that control, in aggregate, where most tax revenues are spent in this country.
Most money is spent by obscure public utility commissions, police and fire commissions, port authorities, airport commissions, special districts, school districts, redevelopment districts, cities, and counties.
In Ohio,$57 billion dollars are spent at the local level compared with $62 billion dollars spent at the state government, often by elected officials who are virtually unknown to voters – those many names on the ballot that the typical voter skips over with no recognition whatsoever, as they search for their preferred big candidates running for higher office.
While many members of the fourth estate concentrate on the single source of state spending in Columbus, the myriad of local spending that amounts to just 10% less than the state total goes remarkably under reported.
Voters need to understand that the vast majority of government workers are employed by local agencies and districts that are managed by elected officials nobody’s heard of, EXCEPT for the UNIONS who SELECTED them, FINANCED them, and NOW NEGOTIATE WITH them.
That these unions almost always financially support partisan political parties is secondary to the fact they are acting in the public sector, which means there is a clear conflict of interests between their agenda – more pay, more benefits, more staff, more job security – and the interests of the public at large.
How the reformers of Springboro and Clearcreek Township fare this November bears watching.
Will unions claim control of the purse strings and work conditions, or not?
Union school board candidates Ron Malone, David Stuckey, and Charles Anderson seek control of the Board of Education in efforts to re-instate Unionism party control, which matters more to Mr. Malone than implementing the RIGHT policies for our students 21st Century education.
Voters will remember Mr. Malone's refusal, last March 2012, to step up to the task offered him by promotion to District Office to use his PAST experience to serve ALL our students' in preparation to the state-mandated changes in grading system and common core implementation. Now, Mr. Malone is running for school board "for the children?" Isn't that too little too late after leaving our children left behind last year, in favor of status quo union first business as usual?
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In the September 17, 2013 issue of Dayton Daily News, staff writer Lawrence Budd reports:
The Springboro school board continues to discuss controversial issues tied to conservative political ideology at their meetings, despite ongoing criticism.
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The DDN writer continues his article stating that critics have claimed the discussions distract attention from the district's high rankings in academics and efforts to improve curriculum; and that parent Stephanie Bindemann questioned the fairness of the presentation, asking "Why are we having such one-sided presentations?"
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The DDN article did not report that parent Stephanie Bindemann (who was allowed time to give her one-sided presentation) burst into laughter, ridiculing the fair presentation of opinions differing from her liberal ones, and jumped up to announce that she refused to listen and just left the board room.

Many of those attending the public board meeting question Stephanie Bindemann's liberal tunnel vision views and her rude performance in protest of the Guest speakers differing views; and we applaud and appreciate our board members good work in the direction of "just trying to get the best textbooks."

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it matter most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph."
(Haile Selassie)
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In the September 17, 2013 issue of the Dayton Daily News, staff writer, Lawrence Budd, reports:
The Springboro school board continues to discuss controversial issues tied to conservative political ideology at their meetings, despite ongoing criticism.
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The article continues stating that critics have claimed the discussons distract attention from the district's high rankings in academics and efforts to improve curriculum; and that parent Stephanie Bindemann questioned the fairness of the presentation.
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The DDN does not report that parent Stephanie Bindemann (after presenting her liberal opinion to the public, burst out in laughter, ridiculing the opinions differing from hers, and jumped up to rudely announce that she would not listen and just left the board room).

Many of those attending the public school board meeting applaud and appreciate the board's good work in the direction of "just trying to get the best textbooks." Board member Miller said the district should focus on getting the best materials for students. Our board members are due a note of thanks and appreciation for their continuing efforts to include ALL opinions of ALL community members and allowing presentations of Guest speakers to better educate our school district on getting the best textbooks for our student's 21st Century education. The future of America depends upon it!

"Throughout history, it has beenthe inaction of those who culd have acted,the indifference o those who sould have known better, the silence of the voce of justice when it matters most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph."
(Haile Selassie)
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and this surprised you how LB has been in the political machine for the ole BOE before most posters on this blog was born
No MoreTunnel Vision wrote:
In the September 17, 2013 issue of Dayton Daily News, staff writer Lawrence Budd reports:
The Springboro school board continues to discuss controversial issues tied to conservative political ideology at their meetings, despite ongoing criticism.
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The DDN writer continues his article stating that critics have claimed the discussions distract attention from the district's high rankings in academics and efforts to improve curriculum; and that parent Stephanie Bindemann questioned the fairness of the presentation, asking "Why are we having such one-sided presentations?"
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The DDN article did not report that parent Stephanie Bindemann (who was allowed time to give her one-sided presentation) burst into laughter, ridiculing the fair presentation of opinions differing from her liberal ones, and jumped up to announce that she refused to listen and just left the board room.
Many of those attending the public board meeting question Stephanie Bindemann's liberal tunnel vision views and her rude performance in protest of the Guest speakers differing views; and we applaud and appreciate our board members good work in the direction of "just trying to get the best textbooks."
"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it matter most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph."
(Haile Selassie)
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truth to power

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No More Tunnel Vision wrote:
In the September 17, 2013 issue of the Dayton Daily News, staff writer, Lawrence Budd, reports:
The Springboro school board continues to discuss controversial issues tied to conservative political ideology at their meetings, despite ongoing criticism.
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The article continues stating that critics have claimed the discussons distract attention from the district's high rankings in academics and efforts to improve curriculum; and that parent Stephanie Bindemann questioned the fairness of the presentation.
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The DDN does not report that parent Stephanie Bindemann (after presenting her liberal opinion to the public, burst out in laughter, ridiculing the opinions differing from hers, and jumped up to rudely announce that she would not listen and just left the board room).
Many of those attending the public school board meeting applaud and appreciate the board's good work in the direction of "just trying to get the best textbooks." Board member Miller said the district should focus on getting the best materials for students. Our board members are due a note of thanks and appreciation for their continuing efforts to include ALL opinions of ALL community members and allowing presentations of Guest speakers to better educate our school district on getting the best textbooks for our student's 21st Century education. The future of America depends upon it!
"Throughout history, it has beenthe inaction of those who culd have acted,the indifference o those who sould have known better, the silence of the voce of justice when it matters most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph."
(Haile Selassie)
Liberals like to say theyre all about accuracy fairness and openness. Whens the last time a liberal parent in Springboro opened their childs texbooks and put into question their level of bias or accuracy?
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If liberals, who speak on behalf of SEA status quo, including Springboro parent Stephanie Bindemann, are so concerned with fairness, then why are so many parents in Springboro telling all over town that they do not feel free to discuss curriculum concerns, in public board meeting, for fear that their child will be targeted by a biased union teacher in the classroom?

Parents attending the September 12 board meeting did not miss the interaction among Stephanie Bindemann and school board candidates, Ron Malone and David Stuckey. Mr. Malone has fought to gain control of the board since January 2012, in opposition of our children's first budgeting winning agenda; and now campaigns for election to the board to "change the direction of our current leadership" and re-instate status quo union control, just as things were in 2000 when Mr. Malone was employed as high school principal.
Mr. Malone publicly concedes that his PAST expertise in education is not a good "fit" with our "BOE approved" reform-minded 21st century education.
Mr. Malone has publicly exercised his protest against any educational reforms in our school district with his March 2012 student-led protest (throughout our schools, neighborhoods, and churches) against the new philosophy of putting our children first in every decision made by the board. Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners must look past the popularity of Mr. Malone who has been a high school principal for the PAST 13 years; People in this community need to ask ourselves: What possible good can Mr. Malone do for our students 21st century education, when he campaigns to change the direction...?
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truth to power wrote:
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Liberals like to say theyre all about accuracy fairness and openness. Whens the last time a liberal parent in Springboro opened their childs texbooks and put into question their level of bias or accuracy?
How DARE you question the curriculum!
Every parent has to know that accuracy of the curriculum must NEVER be questioned, particularly once those highly coveted shiny expensive (often inaccurate) new textbooks are placed into hands of smiling students.
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StayThe Course2013 wrote:
bitnerforboro.com
Stay the course, Springboro!
Stay the course by supporting STRONG "Children First" leadership.
Stay the course by supporting sound economic school board decisions which continue to provide a solid economic forecast for our district.
Stay the course by supporting school board leadership that prioritizes this district's needs, as such needs directly relate to our students.
Vote for keeping our students needs number one!Vote for David Bitner!
Vote for Kolton Vaughn!
bitnerforboro.com
With every step, we are proving that this district--with its record of excellence is sustainable with a lower tax burden. We are meeting and exceeding state mandates and local expectations. Most important, we are being honest about what is needed through 2017! For more exciting news happening in our schools and community, please take the time to visit our website www.springboro.org and Learn the Facts on Issue 14:
Reduced Renewal for Springboro Schools
Date of Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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THIS IS A CLASSIC FORWARED TO ME...... FROM THE NEW SPRINGBORO HS PRINCIPAL

This policy is not new, but we realize enforcement of it is new.

Students cannot take pizza, subs, sandwiches bought from a restaurant into the cafeteria as it competes with cafeteria sales. Please help us inform your students.

WHAT?????

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i find it interesting that a boe meeting can be be held hostage by one view but no one will get up and comment stand line to show you want to talk dont wait untill they re done show the meeting leader people are waiting
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This is a waste of Taxayers money being used to pay school employees in Study Hall to supervise SJHS students listening to their IPOD.

Springboro Junior High School Principal forwards this notice out to Springboro families in the
SJHS Update 9-20-13:

5. Please remember the PTP fundraiser to sell spirit cups, popcorn buckets and travel mugs. Orders are due on Monday, September 23. The PTP has added incentives for the top sellers.
Each student will receive a pass to listen to your ipod during study hall or lunch for each set sold.
3 sets will get you Kona Ice during lunch. Top 3 sellers per grade will get choice of sample items located in display case in front of office as well as Ticket to Principal's Dance, Certificate for concessions during dance. Top sellers will get Gift certificate to Fan Store.
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SI email announcements forwarded to Springboro families, include .....

Lift
Looking for an opportunity for your student to get plugged into something great to meet other kids? L.I.F.T stands for Living In Faith Together. L.I.F.T is a non-sponsored school and district program that is run by students. They meet every Friday from 2:30-3:30 in the band room at the Jr. High. L.I.F.T. will be starting Sep. 13th. S.I. students can get off their shuttle bus at the high school and walk down to the Jr. High, following those holding LIFT signs! L.I.F.T. usually runs between 125-175 students, depending on what sport season it is.
The program wouldn’t be able to run without some awesome parents that help out with everything. If you would like to talk to one of our moms that help, please contact Lisa Babb at .....

.... Inquiring minds are asking if "this non-sponsered school and district program" is paying useage fees for our taxpayer funded school building facilities? Was this request to use building facilities processed according to policy?

Isn't this LIFT program a course of religious education for our students being conducted in our schools?
Isn't Sarah Thornbury the SEA officer, who testified recently in public board meeting, that religion should be kept in the church, as she spoke in opposition of allowing an outside group to use the school facilities to open a community-wide voluntary study coarse on the United States Constitution?
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Why the double standard?

Springboro parent, Kelly Kohls, expresses interest in our students curriculum, and her message gets distorted by the liberal political opposition; and a war of words explodes, personally demonizing this Springboro parent, because of her concerns and comments made regarding her own SHS student's required reading for summer. Many parents and Boro Alumni joined to bully the volunteer constitution course right out of our school buildings because it was unfairly judged as too "religious."

Now we have the principal of Springboro Intermediate and the teacher sponser of the LIFT religous education course for students being promoted among Springboro parents to come help Springboro parent, Lisa Babb, bring teaching religion after school to our kids?
Why the double standard?

Is this teacher sponsor of the the LIFT religous education course paid supplement contract for this after school club? Is the cost covered by the fund-raising done by the Principal?
The cost of the materials for the constitution course was to be paid by the volunteers who signed up for the course; but the liberals protested mightily against the community members using the school building to study and discuss the constitution course because it was teaching the constitution in original intent.
Why the double standard for one program being allowed at the school; while another program was pushed out by the liberals because it was too religious?
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Stand Up For Kids wrote:
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I totally agree! If Babb/Malone/Stuckey/Anderson/B elanger/Jobe and all the others who praise and worship the false education gods REALLY care about our schools and community, then they must be willing to step down from the SEA's hostile attempts to "control our BOE Elected officials" and PROVE us wrong in our loathing of
their hypocrisy and greed.
NO THREE CONSERVATIVES ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT EQUALS NO YES VOTE FOR RENEWAL FOR THE GREEDY HOSTILE SEA.
Where can I get written evidence that SEA is greedy and hostile? During negotiations, I never saw a hostile statement in the media and the final contract sure looked like the SEA was very compromising.
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I read a post that stated, union leader Scott Maney organized a Springboro school board candidate community forum. It stated that John Agenbroad, who was elected with the help of generous union donations, will moderate. Let's see how this will work. We have a candidate that was a former union leader, teacher, coach. We have a cadidate that was a former teacher, principal. We have candidate married to a former teacher. All three embedded in the union. Then we have two other candidates that have no union affiliation, parents of students attending the school district and local taxpayers in Springboro. You don't suppose that the community forum will be biased one way or the other, do you? If the candidates are smart, I would hope they refuse to attend and don't entertain the union thuggary that will be present at that forum.

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