While I am not a parent, I am one who values public education and recognizes its critical importance in facilitating the lifelong success of individuals. As a resident of Springboro, OH, I have been very disappointed in the actions of the Springboro Board of Education (BOE). Particular members of the BOE have voted for and/or promoted policies that are grossly detrimental to the community. These include, but are not limited to, wasteful spending, unfair labor practices, and unconstitutional instruction. Along with many other community members, I have shared my concerns at the BOE meetings. Unfortunately, it appears that the majority community voice falls on deaf ears. Additionally, blatantly erroneous information has been provided by members of the BOE in their attempts to further their own political agenda. On this blog, I share audio files of my own comments at BOE meetings. Furthermore, I provide accurate information regarding some of the key issues of discussion. I would like to thank my good friend and fellow Springboro resident, Tracey Kramer, for bringing the Springboro BOE's actions to my attention!

*Note: While I refer to the BOE as one entity, please recognize that not every member engages in such tactics.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

An Added Agenda Item: The Liberty Institute

At the beginning of the Springboro BOE meeting on 7-11-13, board member J. Rigano requested that the "Liberty Institute" be added to the meeting agenda. A discussion ensued among the board about what this new agenda item should be numbered. Unfortunately, not much was heard after that. In spite of this, the "Liberty Institute" was not addressed at the meeting in any way. I imagine that the Liberty Institute will eventually be discussed at a board meeting, so I've listed some preliminary information about the institute and here is the web link http://www.libertyinstitute.org/. More information will be forthcoming.
  • President: Kelly Shackelford
  • "Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in America."
  •  Mission & Vision: "Liberty Institute’s mission is to defend and restore religious liberty across America — in our schools, for our churches and throughout the public arena. Our vision is to reestablish religious liberty in accordance with the principles of our Founding Fathers."

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