Fire marshal finds 54 violations at Perkins High School

The state fire marshal’s investigators found 54 violations during a January inspection of Perkins High School.
Tom Jackson
Feb 18, 2013

 

The number is considered rather large for that kind of building, said Matt Mullins, a spokesman for the fire marshal’s office.

 
But of 54 violations, 51 have already been fixed, school principal Mark Dahlmann said, and the school is moving rapidly to address all of the issues.  
 
Of the more serious violations in the January inspection: a failure to post fire evacuation plans; failure to have a fire-resistant door leading to the stairs in the band room; and stage curtains that did not receive fire-retardant treatment, Mullins said.
 
State fire marshal’s inspector Edward Hazel conducted the checkup, with help from Perkins Fire Department. Mullins said the fire marshal returned for a follow-up inspection Feb. 8, finding 50 violations had been fixed and three remained uncorrected.
 
“Ed Hazel gave high praise to our maintenance staff for doing that many things in one week’s time,” Dahlmann said. 
 
Read more about the violations and corrections in today's Register or e-paper.

 

Comments

donutshopguy

My cynical feeling in regards to bureaucrats is working overtime again.

Do you think these fire violations were ignored to help the school administration sell their new "build without a public vote" high school?

Kelly

no

hometownboy

Donutshopguy,

I don't think so. Unless I read this report wrong, this looks like a lot of unintelligencia at the administration level. Come on stuff blocking safety exits, emergency evacuation signs missing, combustable materials under stair wells, doors chained, electric rooms being used as storage, doors needing to be changed out, clearance of rooms not being adhered to-this is simple stuff.

I do think that they called attention to themselves and when doing that got more than what they bargained for with these inspections deflating their need. It seems like the PR plan wasn't completely thought all the way through.

Honestly, I was on a safety committee once and these kind of violations were common on our walk throughs. They meant that the staff needed to be pro-active and move things from blocking safety exits and knock off the adaptors, etc.

I think a modern fable has been created out of this- "The Big Superintendent Who Cried, "New Building!"."

No kidding- No Joke...still- a NO vote...plus still my vote of NO CONFIDENCE for the misguidedness and mixed priorities of the administration!!!!

BTW- Donutshopguy, I don't always agree with you but you're all right.

Perkins2060

Gunner should resign or be fired for putting the children in danger.

richrs

I would put the blame for these type of violations on school maintenance first, then the school administrators (principals, vice Principals), then teachers who should be aware of the basics of not blocking doors,... and finally if nothing gets done pass it up all the way to the top. But if those in maint. did their job it wouldn't hit the top except maybe in a report. Also, how did PFD miss all these in their inspections?

CAPNTIM50

A fool and his words...

donutshopguy

Lima speaks.....

Restless1

Fire evacuation plan?? If the fire is infront of you, turn around and walk, don't run, in the opposite direction. Even high schoolers know that much without a posted plan!

grandmasgirl

I always thought that the schools needed to have their buildings inspected by the fire and other inspectors at least once a year. And one of the violations was to NOT have an evacuation route posted? This is just sloppiness on the administrations part.

phslowbrass

The schools do get inspected yearly, I have seen them besides this year. This only happened because of the states report. Go into any high school! There will be violations!!!! It's not just Perkins people. You're only hurting your kids. ~~This is not against you "grandmasgirl"~~

Perkins2060

Someone needs to be held accountable for these violations!

R U Kidding me

ok I have kept my words to myself till now I am a outsider I have no ties to perkins. The first thing is yes this all has to do with selling a new school. Now if the school is in bad shape and has been neglected then someone should lose there job for not keeping up with it.

man4451

So this is WHAT happens when they GIVE teachers RAISES (money) that is for REPAIRS. I really don't think I can TRUST them with a NEW building.

Azure Ray

Someone has a schizophrenic CAPS LOCK key.

underthebridge

Any money for raises for staff (inside millage/operating funds) comes out of a different fund than money for repairs (outside millage/facilities). In all likelihood, this is not about money but management and oversight. Funds that are for facilities cannot be used for raises. That being said, it does nothing to increase my confidence in these people either.

007

They tried the health dept, now the fire marshall.

Good 2 B Me

Gunner is going to get his way, one way or another.

Kelly

That doesn't even make sense since they already took care of almost every violation

Darkhorse

What happened to all the levies that were passed for operational money? All of it went toward salaries instead of repairs to the building? Perkins will try anything to get a new building.

9299

I believe you and the commenter above are off base. Money for capital improvements and repairs does not come out of the general operating funds (which pay for salaries and other operational costs). The reason the permanent improvement levy is there is to pay for capital improvements and equipment. And no, I highly doubt that the Perkins administrators and school board will "try anything" for a new building. That's over the top exaggeration. Do you really think anyone is purposely putting students and staff at risk in order to get a new building? Whatever happens with that school, it is going to take a big investment. Remember that any renovation will require the entire facility be brought up to current building codes in all aspects-that in itself will be expensive. As for people letting the building "go". Perhaps the maintenance staff has done a good job over the years of repairing what can be done with the available funds, and the building would be in worse shape if indeed it had been "let go".

Asking staff to give back salary to pay for building repairs would be a bit like asking firemen to give back salary to buy new fire trucks or police to give back salary to buy equipment and police cars. The building belongs to the community, not to the staff. There may be disagreement and debate about how to maintain it, but in the near term something needs to be done before it becomes more expensive to deal with.

underthebridge

However, some of the funds that had previously been used for maintenance and repairs are being used for leasing the 1 to 1 Mac computers. Every few years, 2.7 million dollars goes toward replacing these computers. My own opinion is that they are not providing "bang for the buck" given that the school district's rating by the ODE has flat-lined despite this expenditure of funds.

Perkins2060

My entire family and I will be voting no.

9299

So I've read-numerous times in many different articles. You obviously went to a private school and do not use any publicly funded facilities or benefit from any publicly funded services.

Perkins2060

And you are obviously employed by Perkins Schools.

phslowbrass

Perkins2060. I'm sorry but on every single article on the Register.com, all you do is post negative comments. We don't want them! If you don't like Perkins Township, then change your user name and move! I go to PHS and am just going to say that although I have never felt in any danger in the school, these improvements are necessary for future students. So please just keep all of the negative thoughts to yourself. Thank You, A Concerned Student.

Perkins2060

I'm a voter and a property taxpayer so if YOU don't like it, don't read it! Do you pay property taxes? Also, nowhere did I bash anyone on here. It's called Democracy kid. Look it up.

phslowbrass

Ok, realistically. You're a voter, ok? Not a student. You do not attend the school. You also have to take into account the cuts the school will be making if the levy's don't pass. I am involved in a lot of different clubs and organizations. Some of those clubs will be cut due to levy failure. If you have kids, think if they were in band, choir, art, fall play, spring musical, sports, ect. Those instructors (some, not all) are extra employees the school has hired. If the school were to cut those, you're talking about over probably half of the student population cut with the teachers. 160 in Band, 100 in Choir, 56 in Musical, over 40 in Fall Play, Countless kids in sports, countless in art. All of these thing have to be taken into consideration. Now, I know that this could entail a slight tax increase but it is not like it is being thrown away. The school has needed to have been replaced since the 80's. Schools just aren't built like that anymore. That is why you see older schools asking for the upgrades. All in all, you just have to think about the entire student body and faculty you are affecting, not yourself. Teachers have taken pay cuts, staff has already been cut. There is only so much more the administration can take with out collapsing. Now i'm not saying I agree with Gunner totally but he is truly trying to make Perkins shine and come out of the depths. Please just think about this.

richrs

In the almost 32 year I have been eligible to vote I have always supported levies for Perkins Schools. Even though the only time I ever went into a Perkins school in my life was to vote. I've lived in Perkins Twp. my whole life and atttended St. Mary's for 12 years. As it stands now I will not be voting for the upcoming levy. Though I do feel new buildings would be a benefit for the school.
I do not mind paying for your education through my property taxes. But given the choice of all the extra activities you mentioned that could be cut if the levy fails. Well there is a way to stop that. Pay to play. Let your parents pay for all of your extras. I'll pay a portion for your education, but could care less if you are in band or go out for sports. There are other ways to reduce the costs. Fundraisers for these extras is one way. As far as teachers taking pay cuts. There are a lot of teachers that make over $50k a year, and many that make over $60k. Not bad money. Cut administration and learn to make do with what you got.
Also I believe that unless a person is a property owner they should not be permitted to vote on any levy that increases taxes. Just my opinion. Also we the taxpayers do have to think of ourself first. We are the ones the have to pay the taxes that support all your extras.

phslowbrass

We already pay for those extras.

phslowbrass

We already pay for those extras.

senioritis

You may not have bashed anyone, but what part of democracy is about stooping so low as to argue with high school students on a daily newspaper blog?

myname

Haha classic! You don't want any negative comments. Well isn't that too bad. The voters are speaking. You might not agree with them, but this is how it works. Attacking someone for posting their views doesn't help your cause. I agree with 2060. I've never seen him/her personally attack anyone on here. He/she does post that he/she will be voting no quite a bit though and that's his/her right.

Nor'easter

Wasn't Ed Hazel a Sandusky Firefighter? Seem like this so-called inspector failed to read the regulations as to when the building was built and attempted to update to the latest code and not the code that applies under grandfather clauses. This game gives all honest, hardworking custodians and principals a bad reputation that is NOT Accurate. You do not rebuild every entry, access or fixture every time there is a new update to the building codes. Common sense was clearly not used by the inspector. Sounds like an inspector that was a hired shill for Mr. Gunner. This will GUARANTEE a NO VOTE on the levy.

goodtime1212

the doors were removed years ago for some resone or an other.

Gyro Cart Guy

I can't get the pdf to open. Is it true that one of the violations was the result of a fiery halftime speech by Coach Jason?

PerkinsVoter

Remove all unlisted appliances from classrooms including but not limited to coffee pots, microwaves, toaster ovens, convection
ovens, hot plates.
The classrooms sound like my kitchen. What else is in the classrooms? If a popcorn popper is listed, is it allowed? I vote NO to all levies.

bluedot

Read the violations and the offenses fall under common sense 101! Battery back up, extension cords, plans missing, electrical panels, and missing railings just to cite a few. Really!

R U Kidding me

the officals are doing this all wrong. They should do like the judge from milan. ask for a levy to build a new court room then when it fails have someone come in and say they have black mold and tear it down so that can't be proven. badda bing new school. Oh sorry was that your next move. There are houses in the area older then that school are we gonna build them new houses

Phil Packer

So why do you expect students to follow a dress code or teacher's instructions if the school itself can't follow a fire code?

Perkins2060

Who is/was responsible for making sure the building is up to code? I feel the ultimate responsibility falls on Gunners shoulders. He should resign or be fired for putting these children in danger. Someone needs to be fired.

Good 2 B Me

Shenanigans!

Perkins Resident

Who is behind the scenes pulling these stunts? Whomever it is, you can thank only yourself for the failure of the levies. You don't have any chance of either levy passing. It's unfortunate the administration went this route. Maybe if you would have taken the high road you might have at least been able to get your renewal approved.

Shame on you.

fedup11

Perkins2060 is smart! Vote no on the levies!

Good 2 B Me

This is Gunner pushing his agenda. He can force it down our throats if he gets the State to require too much repair to the existing schools. Funny how all of the money that this district has and all of a sudden, we get someone like JG in here and now we are going to be in debt for generations.

phslowbrass

Please read carefully and Sincerely! ~ Student testimony.
I must say, 3 years attending this High School with one left, I have never felt in any danger of any "violations" the school may have. All students know what the fire evacuation is and yes, they are placed in every classroom clearly. Regardless of the report. In the matter of the storage under the stairwells, everything under the stairwells leading up to the choir room and band room was not flammable with the exception of an old piano. The fire marshall's have now moved some of those objects into the Band Room creating more of a fire hazard as they are blocking some exit room. BUT NOT BLOCKING THE DOOR. I may need to remind some people that the school is aging. It is starting to show it and with the student population getting as large as it is, it is time for a new building. Most people on here say that the school is fine. YOU DON'T ATTEND THERE EVERY DAY LIKE YOUR KIDS DO! Don't sit and tell is that it is fine. JUST FYI PLEASE don't vote the levy down just because you don't think that it is fine. ALSO, if these levy's don't pass, this will cause the school to make cuts, you can just think of yourself when your kid gets kicked out of an organization or a sport because the school had to make cuts because you turned down the operating levy. Please just think of the words said here carefully and sincerely.
A Concerned STUDENT

Perkins2060

I'm glad you brought up the school population getting as large as it is. Yet another reason to vote NO! Too many open enrollment students! Send them home!

goodtime1212

PHSLOWBRASS the state fire code states there will be NO storage under stairwells, it dose not matter if it is non flammable. The fire Marshlls did not move the storage anyplace, they are not allowed. Who ever did move it had to be working for the school. My house is aging, I have to put money in it all the time, its called rutine home maint.

Perkins2060

Pretty pathetic the teachers have the students posting on here now.

phslowbrass

Excuse me?!?!?!!?!?!?!? Am I not entitled to comment on a post that has to do with my education? Oh thats right, I AM. Nobody put me up to this besides myself so sorry for upsetting you about my opinion this is why I comment on your posts. I'm not attempting to start a comment war nor a fight. BTW telling me to look it up? Hmm last time I checked. I knew what democracy meant. So that means..... oh i'm sorry, do you know? Although, I do agree about the student population, it is too large and Open Enrollment is being ended as of this upcoming school year.

9299

So, you are assuming that this student doesn't have an opinion of his or her own. I believe this is a democracy (didn't you post that earlier today?), and anyone is permitted to post an opinion without false accusations as to the motivation.

And the open enrollment has brought over $3 million dollars into this district, meaning you haven't had the opportunity to vote no on an operating levy for the past three or four years since the open enrollment dollars have helped the district put that off.

I am real curious as to your top three ways to address the school funding issues beyond firing everybody and anybody.

phslowbrass

Thank you 9299!

Perkins2060

This issue is really not worth discussing. Neither levy will pass. Enjoy!

phslowbrass

Not worth discussing?? Nowhere on here have I said anything negative, just simply commented on the comments that you have input discussing the issue.

phslowbrass

Also, nowhere on here have I told anyone to vote yes. I am just simply asking that people go to board meeting to see how it will affect students as well as yourself. There is one tonight in the Pirate Learning Center at PHS Rm. 805. Please attend and get at least some more in depth facts. Either supporting or denying your opinion.

myname

You're not doing your cause any favors brass.

myname

By they way, I will also be voting no.

phslowbrass

Not saying I am, "myname". I am voicing my opinion as you are yours. That also means that because you're voting no, doesn't mean everyone is. Vise-versa.

God Of Thunder

"Dahlman says many children come to school in t-shirts and shorts, even in the winter, so he's reluctant to send them out into the cold."

Now say that out loud. That is a ridiculous statement. What would happen if there was a fire, would he tell those kids, 'no that's ok, you don't have to evacuate, you aren't dressed for the weather. You stay put.'

I bet it would only take 1 time to go outside for a fire drill in the cold, and maybe then the kids would dress for the weather.

On the bright side, almost all of the fire code violations are fixed, and the health conditions aren't as bad as originally thought, so I guess the school is good and we don't need a new one now..

underthebridge

Dahlman is basically admitting that they don't enforce the dress code which says that shorts are prohibited from October - April.

phslowbrass

Only in Middle School Guidelines are shorts prohibited past October. Not the High School. I have asked administration before.

observer

Someone please inform Mr. Gunner, and the rest of the school board, that the people in Perkins township are not as stupid as they seem to think we are!

Perkins2060

Observer, you hit the nail on the head.

ROTFLMAO

A few violations in a large building happens. But when that many are documented, there is a communication break down between matrons, custodians, supervisors and principles. Principles, and work force supervisors receive these reports in writing and are expected to resolve the issues in question. Sounds like the LAZY BUG bit the ones in charge of overseeing the laborers and issues in questions. These people make pretty good money. Hey Perkins, your tax money at work. I'm just saying........

my2cents

Where were the violations last year? Who wasn't doing their job last year at the Fire Dept. 54 violations didn't just happen or did they?

Azure Ray

Yes, Perkins is under fire. (No pun intended). If the state fire marshall conducted investigations as thorough as this one at ANY OTHER high school in the area, I guarantee you the violations would be much, much worse. Perkins has always been a target for the Sandumpy Register, as well as the many trolls that seem to spend all of their time in front of a computer screen. This issue isn't the end-all-be-all issue in life, and if it is for you, I feel very sorry for your lack of interests. As the kid stated above, there's a board meeting tonight. If you don't go to get facts, your opinion is worthless. I don't think anyone cares if you're voting yes or no - what is worrisome is the fact that so many people will be voting on this levy based on what they read in comment sections of the newspaper and what they hear from friends and family. People don't want to think anymore, nor do they seem to want to work for the facts. Every article about Perkins schools has a comment section that sounds like an uniformed broken record. God save us all.

myname

This is getting good! I've been waiting for one of the liberal yes voters to get on here and bash the no voters! Keep up the good work Azure Ray! You are helping the no voters cause!

Azure Ray

I'm not sure if the asbestos from the school is fogging your vision, but I never once mentioned a "cause" other than to be informed. This does not mean a "yes" or a "no" vote. It means an informed vote. If, after doing the research and getting the info straight from the source, you want to vote no, by all means, please do. And if you feel that supporting the levy is what's best for the community and kids after looking into the situation, do that. Please quit reading what you want to respond (troll) to. Your ignorance is showing.

myname

Please Azure continue to show how superior you are to all us dumb folk out here in the Township. I can hear the no votes adding up with every word you type!

Perkins2060

Azure Ray, it seems to me that you are using reverse psychology to sway yes votes to no votes. Please keep up the good work.

Azure Ray

Thanks, I do what I can. With your logic, tomorrow there will be millions of purple pears that will fall all over PHS from little spotted canons that are being flown behind porcupine-shaped airplanes carrying fifty Irish fisherman who all are hungry for some fried okra. I'm voting no because that makes sense.

Perkins2060

I like you Azure.

goodtime1212

2 ANONYMOUS LETTER were SENT out, one to the STATE and one to THE HEALTH DEPT. saying there were UNSAFE CONDITIONS. The State didnt just show up to pick on Perkins. Now who do you think mailed those letters off? It sure did back fire on them.

Perkins2060

Is this true?

goodtime1212

YES PERKINS2060 THIS IS TRUE.

Perkins2060

That is crazy! Is it true the board hired consultants to get the levy passed?

goodtime1212

I have heard that is what they did yes.

Perkins2060

It would be interesting to know how many consultants and what we are paying them. It would also be interesting to know how much it costs every time the board puts a levy on the ballot.

Ford1

I think that the whole issuue of planning the future for our schools deserves our serious attention.

Perkins2060

Sandusky has no problems passing levies as the majority of the houses are not owner occupied. It is just the opposite in Perkins Township. Also, if we are getting so much money for open enrollment we don't need a levy. Now, if the argument is we are running out of room then send the open enrollment kids back home because the way you are going about it you will never get any levies passed.

goodtime1212

PERKINS2060 AMEN.

myname

Here! Here! 2060! Exactly!

Darwin's choice

Maybe some of you should go to the meeting tonite and see the interior of the school firsthand.........check for violations while you're there.........

goodtime1212

Was in the blgd. last week, other then the section that was built in the early 1900s there is nuthing wrong with it.. 60% of the bldg. trouble, is only 10% of the bldg..

Wald

Voting no until Gunner goes.

PerkinsVoter

I am looking at my most recent tax bill compared to my tax bill from last year. On my tax bill there is a pie shaped picture graph and figures under the WHERE YOUR TAXES GO. I am one of the not so lucky tax payers who has a large increase in my tax bill. The county gets a huge increase, the township gets a huge increase, the schools got the largest increase and JVS got a large increase of my increased taxes. Why am I paying over $400 more to the schools, more to the county and more to the township when I didn't vote for any levy or taxes? I already know and you cannot fight city hall as they say. My qestion to the students is look at your parents taxes and the difference from last year? Did they decrease? If so you want me to pay more taxes because your parents pay less? How about the teachers and other school employees, did their taxes go down? Mine shot up and the auditor and his staff refuse to look at my papers and evidence that I took to them. Since I am already paying a large increase in my taxes without any vote and without my approval, I will be voting down every damn tax levy in the future. I am also going to get a large card board box and live in it. I have no fun, no vacation, no new car, no Cedar Point tickets no nothing except to pay more taxes so the kids can have more fun like clubs, band, sports, amusements, laptops and whatever things I don't have. You kids want more money? Go and have a paper drive and collect aluminum cans. You kids want to have fun but you want me to pay for it? If I want to have fun, I have to pay and since my taxes increased, I don't have any more money to give. Go ahead kiddies and look at your parents tax decrease. More money in their pockets so you kiddie can have a nice vacation this summer. Since my taxes increased and the schools are already getting a fat chunk of my increased taxes, I will vote down every tax levy until I too get a decrease in taxes like the students parents and school employees got. When is Gunner going to move into the school district and pay his fair share of taxes? Every body wants to take but nobody wants to give and I for one am not giving any more until my taxes drop like every body else.
I VOTE NO.

myname

HERE! HERE! PERKINSVOTER!

Lil DAB

Well said. ✰VOTE NO✰.

fedup11

We already voted NO!

thomtom

You people are stupid...

Pirate Mom

I attended the meeting tonight. Not one person stood to ask a question. You ask questions on here that you really don't want answered. These "overpaid teachers" are going to lose their jobs so the board can stay in the black. These teachers' taxes did go up, but they won't have paychecks from Perkins to pay them. Mine went up and we will pay more taxes. There is a levy on the ballot in May and if it doesn't pass it will go on again in August and one more time in November. Get out and vote. I for one will be working for the levy. If our schools lose all of these teachers (even more if the levy fails) your houses will lose more value.

Perkins2060

I hope my house loses "value". My taxes will go down! Vote no!

Good 2 B Me

*LIKE*

goodtime1212

we voted no a few years ago. The teacher wont lose there job if they would just listen and NOT build a New school. No matter how you spin it, it will be the BOE who will be responsable if they buld a school with out the voters support and teacher lose there jobs.

phslowbrass

I went to the BOE Meeting last night. Regardless if the Levy fails or not, teachers will be losing their jobs. 4 from the High School, and 4 from the Middle School. Other faculty also being vut just in the 2013-2014 School year . It's not due to the fact of the "New School" Levy passing. Honestly I think the school could be renovated but for future students, the new school has got to be a priority at some point or another.

Perkins2060

Laying off teachers and staff regardless if the levy passes or not? We have all these outsider open enrollment kids and will have less teachers and staff. Gunner is a fool. Vote NO!

Pirate Mom

Not just 4 each...add SpEd teachers and aides. I was there too.

underthebridge

What is troublesome to me is that the operating funds that pay for teachers salaries and program funds are being used as ransom.

underthebridge

Who says that people who post questions here don't want them answered? People in this community fear retaliation. Whether that is a real fear or an imagined fear - it is guiding how many people conduct themselves at this board meetings.

Pirate Mom

What type of retaliation will you face? There are people at most every meeting who question the superintendent and board. Posting on here gets you nowhere. Speak up and make sure you vote in May.

underthebridge

Again, you are presuming that I do not attend the meetings. You are also presuming that I do not ask questions. Neither of which are accurate. Someone commented that no one asks questions at the meetings. I was giving my opinion about why that may be happening based on what others tell me. Posting here gets me no where? I'd argue that when the administration and board ignore comments here it gets them no where.

goodtime1212

Asking questions in these meetings is meetingless, they will lie and tell you what you want to hear at the time. Gunner proved that in the last meeting only picking flash cards he wanted to answer. THER IS NO TRUST. If someones spouse cheats, has an addicition, or is abusive,tells you what you want to hear everytime they screw up, sooner or later there is no trust and talking is usless. The BOE WAS told A FEW years ago we did not want new taxes for a school, so they moved money around to go towards a new school even though they were told no, and bult a new football field even though they knew the school needed work and now cry WE HAVE TO LAY OFF TEACHERS,. IT IS THE BOE who screwed up, there is no trust.

PerkinsVoter

If posting on here gets you no where, what are you doing on here pirate mom? More people are here to read these comments than those who go to the meetings to listen to bull crap and lies.

themomx6

Pirate Mom, how many times do people have to say NO before someone quits asking?

PerkinsVoter

If you speak up at the meeting against the tax levies, the school will come after you like they did to me by raising my school tax by $400. Go try and waste more money for a appraiser for a reduction in taxes and the school shows up to challenge you at the board of revision. I don't see these school people challenging their own reduction in taxes. You people who want more taxes can write a check for $400 to the school because it is for the kids. I have already paid the $400 against my wishes. Do you want me to throw my check book at you so you can write more checks to the school? I VOTE NO.

Perkins2060

LOL! The Board and Gunner will say, but it's only costing you a little over a dollar a day. Come on Perkins Voter, it's for little Johnny and little Sally's future! We want them to return to the community after college and not move away. Yada yada yada. VOTE NO!

donutshopguy

If you don't believe the school administration and BOE aren't reading these comments you are sadly mistaken. They monitor them. They research who people are and track them.

If you don't believe the school administration and BOE doesn't post on these sites you are sadly mistaken. It's pretty obvious.

Truly, I believe there is more open and honest discussion here rather than the controlled environment of a BOE meeting.

Don't give up your right to offer your opinion or your right to vote. (school building)

Pirate Mom

Donutshopguy...paranoid much?!?

donutshopguy

Pirate Mom,

I would not have believe it but it was part of a discussion I had with an administrator during the last levy campaign.

donutshopguy

phslowbrass,

Thank you for your time and input. As you participate in these discussions you will become aware of many factors that influence people's choices.

For example:

Some elderly citizen on a fixed income will have to chose between paying these additional school taxes or taking medicines or eating proper food.

Some families who are struggling to survive now may lose their house do to not being able to pay this increased tax for schools.

These people maybe your friends or neighbors. What is your priority now? As an adult, you must analysis the whole picture not just a personal view.

Keep informed and keep commenting.

Roz1110

I'm sorry, the $35.00 per involvement per sport does not pay for the extras. When I went to Perkins (and I did for 12 years) not all of those extras went to paying advisors for that program. There were plenty of Volunteers (Kudos to those people). I have offered numerous times throughout the years to volunteer at Perkins but have always been told that it is a paying position and if I volunteer to do it I will be taking money away from a PAID advisor. Isn't that what volunteerism is all about saving money?