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Springboro Community City School District Board of Education

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Charles W. Anderson

City: Springboro

Education: B.A.

Current Employment: Funeral director

Community Involvement: Springboro and Warren County college boards; Abilities First; Atrium Medical Center Foundation Board; Franklin Optimist and Rotary.

Why are you looking for elected workplace? I wish to proceed my participation on the Springboro college board.

Why ought to voters elect you? I’ve 12 years expertise on the Springboro School Board and 38 years dwelling in Springboro.

If elected, what might be your high three priorities? To improve the expertise of each pupil in Springboro, proceed to enhance on our take a look at scores, and ensure we’re at all times enhancing our assets wanted to arrange our college students for school or to enter the work drive.

What particular plans do you need to deal with these high priorities? To assist our directors and academics of their on a regular basis actions and ensure we’re encouraging inventive pondering by all of our staff.

Anything else? Thank everybody for his or her assist of Springboro Schools!

Frank Catrine

Frank Catrine
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City: Springboro

Education: Bachelor’s diploma, Capital University

Current Employment: Unemployed

Community Involvement: None

Why are you looking for elected workplace? I don’t just like the route our colleges are going. Our grade from the state report card has dropped. Personal and political agendas are driving choices of the board. I wish to see a return to placing the scholars and training as the one agenda.

Why ought to voters elect you? I’m the one candidate that has publicly come out in opposition to masks mandates and all of the rules and teachings of important race idea. I additionally won’t assist particular superintendent committees to get round sunshine legal guidelines. I’ve a plan to fight bullying in any type. Wasteful agenda spending must cease. Transparency and neighborhood involvement is way wanted.

If elected, what might be your high three priorities? Education and the scholars are No. 1 — and tied to this precedence is spending. No political or private agendas — together with important race idea and masks mandates. Transparency and neighborhood involvement.

What particular plans do you need to deal with these high priorities? Audit the funds — ensure all spending aligns straight with training. Redirect spending and funds the place needed. Not assist in any means something that doesn’t profit all college students. This will embody improved anti-bullying initiative. Any assembly, dialogue, and many others. of the board — together with funds and contract negotiations — totally open inside the regulation

Anything else? Critical race idea and its rules are being pursued in our colleges. Things are hidden from the general public deliberately. A vote for me places the scholars first – and can assist begin bringing our neighborhood again collectively.

Daniel Gudz

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City: Springboro

Education: M.B.A., Wright State University

Current Employment: Molina Healthcare

Community Involvement: Springboro college board

Why are you looking for elected workplace? I’m working for reelection as a result of I imagine that it’s vital for adults to contribute and provides again to a neighborhood by way of service. Being a board member on Springboro’s Board of Education permits me to do this. My spouse and I’ve lived in Springboro for over 15 years, and one of the explanations we determined to maneuver to this neighborhood was the superb college district. I imagine that my service on the BOE will assist maintain and enhance upon the superb efficiency and status of our faculty district. My skilled background and coaching is in finance, so I are likely to focus a lot of my time and power working with our treasurer, Terrah Stacey, to make sure our district continues to have the ability to present glorious instructional providers in a protected and trendy studying atmosphere.

Why ought to voters elect you? I’ve served on the Board for 4.5 years and in that point we’ve made important progress in stabilizing our monetary state of affairs, efficiently ran five-day every week, in-person and digital training in 2020-2021 throughout COVID. We have additionally continued to enhance instructional choices to our college students, particularly on the greater grade ranges. We at the moment are targeted on making certain all college students are capable of get again on tempo as a result of disruptions resulting from COVID.

If elected, what might be your high three priorities? 1. Ensuring that every one of our college students get again on tempo in phrases of their educations following the numerous disruptions we’ve confronted resulting from COVID. All districts are at the moment behind in phrases of the place college students ought to be relative to instructional benchmarks. It’s as much as our district to speed up pupil improvement and studying so that every one college students can get again on monitor as quickly as potential. We have a plan in place and the suitable employees to perform that aim 2. Our services throughout our district are in want of analysis, and a long-term alternative technique must be finalized. Springboro is as soon as once more experiencing important grown in new housing, which suggests extra college students is in our future. We additionally have to modernize sure services both by way of renovation or alternative. Clearcreek (PK-1) and Springboro Intermediate (sixth grade) are the 2 buildings that have to be addressed first. 3. Continuing to accomplice with our treasurer and finance committee to make sure that our monetary forecast stays inside our anticipated revenues whereas additionally making certain we begin to speed up work on all of the deferred upkeep that has occurred inside the district previous to the passage of our everlasting enchancment levy earlier this yr.

What particular plans do you need to deal with these high priorities? Develop a grasp plan to find out what services points want addressed and when. Additionally what, if any, further funding can be required. We are additionally persevering with so as to add assets inside buildings to deal with literacy on the youthful grades. We additionally proceed to work with and assist directors and school as they decide one of the best alternatives to shut instructional gaps that had been created or made worse resulting from COVID disruption.

Anything else? I recognize that I used to be given the chance to serve Springboro Schools 4 years in the past, and I believe throughout my tenure our district has completed an amazing deal. There are nonetheless and at all times might be challenges, and I intend to make use of my expertise and power to proceed to resolve them with our unbelievable college, employees and directors. Springboro colleges is a serious cause why my household lives on this neighborhood, and I wish to proceed to make our colleges even higher.

Brian Retterer

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Credit: Heather Powell

City: Springboro

Education: Bachelor’s of wonderful arts in worldwide theatre know-how, Ohio Northern University

Current Employment: Software engineer

Community Involvement: I’m at the moment volunteering with the AfterPromenade committee. I constructed and donated the prices of an internet site (BoroAfterPromenade.com) to have the ability to take the fundraisers to the following degree. AfterPromenade can now promote fundraiser gadgets and gather donations electronically. My spouse, Heather, and I are at the moment working the Flock-a-Friend fundraiser! As a father or mother, I’ve volunteered in some ways by way of the faculties and neighborhood. Since the highschool doesn’t have a PTO, now we have donated issues for the yearly assortment, comparable to hand sanitizer, tissues, snacks, and many others., to the academics by way of the years. In spring of 2020, when the pandemic hit, I put out a name to my pals within the tech world for Chromebooks. I used to be capable of gather or buy 15 new or refurbished Chromebooks. I made these accessible, free of charge, for any household or pupil that reached out to me from my social media posts to ease the know-how pressure COVID-19 placed on college students and oldsters. In fall of 2020, when two academics had been having sound recording points I purchased and despatched in two lapel microphones they might put on whereas recording their classes to assist the Model B college students. At a neighborhood degree, I used to be not too long ago appointed as a neighborhood member for the Springboro Board of Zoning Appeals. I’ve served on two totally different HOAs for eight years and was a member of the Theta Chi Zeta Kappa Alumni Board of Directors for 5 years.

Why are you looking for elected workplace? The college students. We, as dad and mom, readily categorical our opinions in regards to the colleges, however has anybody listened to what our youngsters are saying? I’m the dad of two very sensible and opinionated youngsters. Their ideas matter. The college students are within the thick of it every day and they’re affected by the choices of the board. I wish to see extra pupil involvement by way of the implementation of pupil representatives to the board of training. What higher means to supply a protected, constructive, productive and nurturing instructional atmosphere for our college students than to have their voices be revered as an element of the board of training? The pupil representatives would apply with an software, an essay, two trainer references, a principal reference and two peer references. Ideally, these have to be college students who’re concerned in a variety of actions, however can even take the place critically. This group might be an element of ensuring Springboro is supplying one of the best training potential. The pupil representatives will have the ability to inform the board about precise struggles they, and their friends, face within the classroom. This can be one other means to have the ability to present assist to our academics and employees. Having pupil representatives can even present a possibility of progress for the scholars. The district will be unable to develop efficiently with out focusing not solely on what we’re doing now, however what we will do to raised assist our college students, academics and employees sooner or later.

Why ought to voters elect you? My solely agenda is to do what’s greatest for the scholars, academics and employees. Being an elected board member just isn’t a standing for me. I do know that each youngster is totally different. That each pupil comes from a distinct background, has their very own struggles and wishes their very own individualized assist to succeed. I wish to ensure that our faculty system is doing what they’ll do to verify no youngster falls by way of the cracks. As an elected college board member, I’ll ensure that each youngster has the assist they should converse up and let their voices be heard. As a software program engineer, I perceive the significance of know-how and can do what’s greatest for our district to be present technologically. In order to do that, we might want to turn into extra fiscally accountable as a district and I’ll ensure to observe the numbers and prioritize spending within the right locations whereas chopping prices in others to take care of one of the best instructional atmosphere potential. I’m not afraid to query issues that don’t make sense, which suggests I can’t simply be a rubber stamp on the board.

If elected, what might be your high three priorities? If elected, I’ll deal with inclusivity, know-how and progress. Some of the principle objectives of our faculty board are to supply a protected, constructive, productive and nurturing instructional atmosphere. There are nonetheless many studies of bullying and discrimination in our colleges. Thus, we’re falling quick at that predominant aim. I’ll deal with making certain our college students, academics and employees have the individualized assist they should succeed. Technology is an increasing number of of a necessity in training and life. The unlucky half is that not everybody has the identical entry to the know-how required for varsity work. Lots of homework and classroom assignments require know-how and dependable web. The lack of know-how shouldn’t be a limiting issue for a pupil doing their homework. We have to work as a district to ensure that each youngster’s wants are met. In order to do that, we have to take a look at the place we’re at now whereas nonetheless making ready to be prepared for the expansion of the neighborhood and our faculty buildings. Springboro has seen huge progress within the final 20 years, and new subdivisions are nonetheless being constructed. We have to be taking a look at our present buildings and making ready for the longer term to accommodate our ever rising neighborhood. This means being fiscally accountable within the now and making ready for the fee of future progress. The vital half of that is that our college students, employees, and academics have all the pieces they have to be profitable.

What particular plans do you need to deal with these high priorities? We have to be listening to our college students in each means potential to assist with getting an perception into what is occurring on the college. One of one of the best methods we will do that is by way of the implementation of pupil representatives to the board of training. By offering a spot for pupil representatives, they’d have the ability to voice their issues and points round inclusivity, know-how and different every day points. We have seen this sort of program work nicely in different districts, and it’s time we implement a pupil pushed system in Springboro. In order for us to be ready for progress, we’d like to verify we’re fiscally accountable now whereas planning for the prices of the longer term. I plan to perform this by ensuring we prioritize spending within the right locations whereas chopping prices in others to take care of one of the best instructional atmosphere potential. I want to see Chromebooks accessible to every pupil as wanted so the household isn’t shouldering the fee of the “bring your own technology” system. Many of my ladies’ courses assign homework that requires a pc or Chromebook. If our academics are assigning work like this, then the varsity wants to make sure each pupil has the know-how gear that they want.

Anything else? I’m very captivated with offering one of the best training potential for the scholars of Springboro. As a therapeutic foster dad, my method to parenting is totally different and I would love my presence on the board to be totally different, too. I’m not afraid to ask the powerful questions, have powerful conversations, and converse up for our college students, academics or employees. While I could not have a solution to each drawback, I’m keen to exit and discover options. I’m not afraid to be taught new issues. The neatest thing about training is it’s by no means ending. I really imagine that the second you cease studying is the second you start to fail. The extra open you’re to the recommendation of individuals round you, the higher the choices you make might be. My complete life, I watched my father, Dave Retterer, educate on the collegiate degree for almost 40 years. My father can be the mayor of my hometown and has been for 18 years. Before that his father, Jake Retterer, was a highschool trainer and principal at a public college for over 25 years, in addition to the Claridon Township clerk for 19 years. My maternal grandmother, Anna Joseph, taught elementary college for 12 years. Even my spouse’s mother, Janet Powell, taught at public center college and highschool for over 30 years. I’ve realized from watching them that educating just isn’t simple and public service is vital.

Dave Bruce Stuckey

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City: Springboro

Education: Master’s in training

Current Employment: Retired trainer

Community Involvement: Board of training for eight years.

Why are you looking for elected workplace? To ensure that our college students and employees proceed to have what is required to achieve success. That is why we ran in 2013, as a result of the earlier board then was not doing that in any respect. In truth they had been tearing our faculty system aside

Why ought to voters elect you? After dwelling right here over 40 years and educating right here for 35, they know what I stand for and my different two board members which might be working with me. They know now we have no agendas, and can let the superintendent and his employees run the varsity the way in which it ought to be.

If elected, what might be your high three priorities? One, monetary stability. Two, assets for our academics and college students. Three, be sure that we rent one of the best employees members that we will.

What particular plans do you need to deal with these high priorities? The above solutions might be taken care of by our superintendent, treasurer and employees. Our job as a board is to verify they’ve what they should do these issues.

Anything else? The current board has confronted many obstacles and challenges. We have taken them head on, together with our administrative employees, to make Springboro a stronger college system.