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Voters In Springboro Change Course For School Board

Voters in Springboro have decided to change the course on the conservative policies in place at the Springboro School district. The school board has been at the center of controversy over the past several years.

The Springboro School Board has been criticized over it discussion of hot-button topics, like teaching creationism in the classroom, and offering classes on the constitution which critics said had religious overtones. Tuesdays election of Ron Malone, Charles Anderson, and Dave Stuckey dismantles the majority of the conservatives on the school board, and changes the direction of the district.

Ron Malone, a former principal at Springboro High School, now serving on the school board, says the district has been fractured by the controversies.

“The first mission would be really to sit down and determine what steps we need to do, to focus on a reunification of a district," he said. 

Malone, Stuckey and Anderson beat out the more conversative opponents, David Bittner and Kolton Vaughan. Two remaining conservative members, Jim Regano and David Petroni, remain on the school board.  

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