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Springboro Schools At A Tipping Point

Boro Pride

Current members of the Springboro School Board like to speak and write about putting our children first.  Sadly, the reality of their version of children first is nothing more than hollow words backed by empty political rhetoric.  They regularly distort facts or misuse data to support their agenda, all the while shirking any responsibility for […]

Duck

URS Rubber Duck Regatta

If you have driven up and down I-75 in Dayton in the past month you may have noticed a couple giant yellow ducks alongside the highway.  These oversized water fowl are not symbolic of the start of duck season, sorry Elmer Fudd, but rather to make people aware of the upcoming Rubber Duck Regatta to […]

How Our Founding Fathers Intended It

Boro Pride

Sixty one days until election day 2013.  On that day the people of Springboro, Ohio will have important choices to make about the future of our schools.  First among those choices is the decision of who will be elected to the 3 open seats on the Springboro Community City School Board.  I am proud to […]

I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love

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I had a little time today to hide out for a while in the basement and record this little tune. It’s called “I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love,” and it’s about commitment, gratitude, and love. If you’ve got 2 1/2 minutes, give a listen. If you dig it, feel free to download it and […]

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 […]