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Perkins Schools hosts levy discussion

Alissa Widman Neese • Feb 4, 2013 at 10:07 AM

The goal is to recruit levy supporters for the upcoming campaign, but anyone can join the discussion, superintendent Jim Gunner said. It will begin at 7 p.m. in room 805 of Perkins High School.

“We encourage the community to come and become informed,” Gunner said.


Perkins Schools will propose two levies for the May ballot: A five-year renewal of a 2-mill permanent improvement levy and a 10-year, 4.98-mill emergency operating levy.


If approved, the operating levy would provide funds to construct a new building for both junior high and high school students.


Gunner and school board members will present information about the levies and a recent report from the Ohio School Facilities Commission addressing health and safety concerns in the current Perkins High School building.


A short question and answer session will follow.


“We expect civil discourse,” Gunner said. “The intent isn’t to turn the evening into a pro versus con debate of the levy, but if there are questions among taxpayers we’ll certainly try to answer those to the best of our ability.”


Want to go?

What: Perkins Schools Levy committee meeting  

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Perkins High School, room 805

RSVP: Chris Gasteier, 419-625-2401 orcgasteier@perkinsschools.org

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