In the direction of simple truth

Here’s the simple truth about the Board of Education race in Springboro.

There are three open seats on Springboro’s Board of Education on Tuesday’s ballot.

There are five candidates.

Voters may choose any one, two, or three of the five candidates.

There are no slates. There are no tickets. Voters will choose three individuals.

Educate Springboro endorses three candidates to fill three open seats. The math is just that simple.

And we chose to endorse the three candidates who have spent this campaign talking about our students and our schools. That’s what we do. The cornerstone of Educate Springboro is putting Children First.

David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn are talking about students and opportunities our students have to learn, grow and succeed in our schools. They question the “proficient” standard. They have brought independent audits of our high school to light and proposed using these reports as well as student data to drive smart decisions and investments in our schools. They want to create new opportunities for our students to learn and succeed.

We also support Charles Anderson because of his business acumen. His business sense will serve our community well on the Board of Education. Although Mr. Anderson has shared his campaign with Dr. Malone and Mr. Stuckey, there are no slates in this race. Candidates are elected as individuals. We’ve chosen to look at the candidates rather than the camps and to support the candidates who will do the most for Springboro students.

On the other side, the MSA campaign is bickering over words on signs in a campaign that is focused on the adults more than the kids. MSA complains about the current leadership, but their campaign fails to articulate any goals or vision for the future of our schools or the success of our students. In the final moments of this campaign, they are writing press releases about campaign signs.

They still don’t get it.

There are candidates who are campaigning in the interests of students. And there are candidates who are campaigning in the interests of adults. Their campaign rhetoric is a preview of what they will do on our Board of Education. Educate Springboro endorses the candidates who will put Children First.

Please join Educate Springboro in voting

FOR DAVID BITNER for School Board,

FOR KOLTON VAUGHN for School Board,

FOR CHARLES ANDERSON for School Board, and

FOR ISSUE 14—the reduced renewal levy–for our school district.

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2 Responses to In the direction of simple truth

  1. School District Voter says:

    It is agreed there are no slates nor tickets nor voting blocks of candidates on the November 5th ballot.
    It is agreed there will be Three of the Five candidates elected.
    Truth is there are Five individual school board candidates, consisting of Two Conservatives and
    Three Liberals. As for me and my household of voters, we will choose to vote only for the Two
    Conservative candidates with whom we share the same beliefs.

    “To compel a man to furnish contributions of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” – Thomas Jefferson

  2. What’s the most important thing for each district voter to do before Election Day?
    To Educate Themselves.

    Springboro City Schools is the place where our children go to learn outside of the home, to graduate, so that they can become productive members of society.

    But there is so much more that goes on in Springboro’s schools.
    Like every public school district, Springboro City Schools is in fact, a business.

    Springboro City Schools is a public entity responsible for multiple hundreds of students, teachers, staff and administrators. Springboro’s school board is responsible for many things, including but not limited to the negotiations of teacher/ staff contracts, searching out the best health care contracts, assorted infrastructure and vehicle maintenance / purchase contracts, building infrastructure maintenance contracts, grounds maintenance contracts, security contracts, and ongoing purchases of classroom and teaching supplies.

    What are the primary responsibilities of any school board member?
    To interpret policy, to create policy (when needed), and to be at the very top of a district’s business decision-making hierarchy.

    As for me and my household of voters, weeks before Educate Springboro’s endorsement, we decided we would vote for the Three candidates who possess business knowledge and savvy that MUST BE integral part of every school district’s board room.

    As for me and my household of voters, we’re too thrilled about the prospect of Two career educators being elected to the board, then attempting to learn the business ropes at the expense of taxpayers.

    As for me and my household of voters, we are choosing to vote for Three candidates, all of which have very valuable experiences in overall knowledge of private sector competition.

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