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In The Direction of Out

Boro Pride

Well, election season is already upon us in Springboro.  With 3 of the 5 school board seats up for vote and the seat of our current school board President up for grabs, the stakes are high and thus the rhetoric has begun. I have been watching with a mix of amusement and sadness as our […]

Risky Business

Boro Pride

Last week The Springboro School Board voted unanimously to approve a two year contract for our teachers. I appreciate this and thank them for doing so. However, as is often the case, there is far more to the story. In the same special meeting where the contract was approved – a meeting in which public […]

Free PR Advice

Boro Pride

On the heels of yet another unnecessary controversy created by the Springboro School Board and on the precipice of our next educational leadership fiasco comes word that the school board is seeking to spend tax payer money on a contract with a public relations firm to improve their public image – oh and also preparing […]

Opportunity Cost

Boro Pride

Organizations do not have infinite time, money, or resources, and thus leaders must choose how they invest these things very carefully. Choosing to do one thing means you are simultaneously sacrificing the opportunity to do other things. In accounting this is known as opportunity cost. To make good decisions, leaders should weigh the value of […]

Prove Me Wrong

Boro Pride

I believe that instead of putting Children First, The Springboro School  Board is going to continue to try to focus public attention on tangential political issues designed to shift people’s attention and divide our community. I believe that instead of trusting our teachers and administrators to prepare our kids for the future, The Springboro School […]

Betting Against Education

A bad bet

The Springboro School board is making a very risky bet. It is a wager based on an insatiable need for unchecked power and complete control – one that only stands to pay out to them at the expense of our home prices, community spirit, and our schools’ and children’s future. They have intentionally offered our […]

Help Ella Crush Cancer

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Two years ago today, the world was forever changed for my family.  That was the day that my daughter Ella was diagnosed with cancer.   I will never forget that day.  The feeling of overwhelming fear, helplessness, and sadness as my wife and I watched her playing in the backyard, still unaware of what we […]

Vote Yes On 3 For Community

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What makes a great community?  A community you are proud to call home.  To me the answer to this question begins with fundamental public services like strong schools, clean and safe parks, and well trained, equipped, and staffed police, fire, and  emergency services. Show me communities with strong schools, low crime, accessible recreation, and responsive […]

Why Support Our Teachers?

Boro Pride

Last week over 100 people came out on a blustery April afternoon to show public support for our teachers. The rally was a great event and a wonderful way to show the teachers of Springboro that we care about them. They have been shown so little respect from our school board in spite of doing […]

An Indecent Proposal

Support Springboro Teachers

The Springboro School Board recently published its initial contract proposal to the teachers on the front page of the district website, along with the teachers’ initial proposal, and then the board went on to promote it in the media. They did this in violation of the spirit of private negotiations and potentially the law. While […]