I think there is a chance for the new BOE to be very successful. As much as I disliked much of what the majority of the BOE did or tried to do (Constitution class, charter school, illegal hiring practices, etc.), I did like their zero based budget approach and challenging the status quo, which if done right, can be a very valuable thing. They blew their chance to retain a majority by not challenging the status quo in an acceptable manner (tried to force their personal political views into policy) for a community organization and they way overreached with all of the other stuff they tried to change or enact (reminds me of Obama saying he won a mandate to do everything he said he'd do during the campaign). Sorry, it doesn't work that way.<quoted text>
^ BRAVO. Thank you for posting such a reasonable, rational, well put comment. That's the best I've seen in a long time.
I would also like to know what they will do. Their campaign website sure didn't say anything of substance.
Back to my opening comment, the fiscal approach taken by Petroni and Rigano, coupled with the perspectives and experiences of the three new BOE members, could provide a very productive dynamic that keeps the focus on delivering an ever increasing level of education in Springboro and in a manner that fits with the majority perspective of the community.
I was disappointed that none of Petroni, Rigano or Kohl's made themselves available or would provide, a statement to the media last night. Would have been a perfect time for them to have made a statement congratulating the winners, saying they looked forward to working with them for the good of the kids, etc. all in the spirit of unity. Instead we got crickets (which was deafening).