Perkins Schools have generated more than $1 million through open enrollment, guaranteeing the district won't have to ask taxpayers for support for another one to two years.
Sandusky Schools, on the other hand, are dealing with the loss of about $1 million from students who left the district to go to Perkins. The transfer of dollars from Sandusky to Perkins represents 70 percent of the money voters approved in November to operate Sandusky City Schools, treasurer Kevin Robertson said.
Five open teaching positions were not filled for the 2008-09 school year, and district officials are looking for other ways to offset the loss. They're also exploring the issues that may be prompting students to leave.