Perkins Schools offers free pizza, levy discussion

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Alissa Widman Neese
Jul 16, 2013

Citizens for Perkins Schools will host a question-and-answer session with Perkins Schools superintendent Jim Gunner at Chet and Matt's Pizza at 6 p.m. tonight.

Anyone can come and ask the group questions about the upcoming August levy vote or general questions about the district.

Chet and Matt's Pizza will provide free pizza and drinks.

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Centauri

Centauri,

Your words were - "do-gooder Perkins soccer Mommy's and Daddy's"

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Where and when did I day that, Bherrle?

Did somebody hack into account again and post comments without my knowledge?

Bherrle

My bad Centauri, that was meant to be Edwin Ison. I have changed it. I was responding to him, not you.

Edwin Ison

No bully?

You haven't been around long enough, and you don't have a well rounded base of acquaintances to draw from to have a good grasp on things.

You'll look in the mirror at this phase of naivety years from now and see a fool.

It's not your fault, you just haven't lived in this area long enough to know the history.

believeit

Again, this levy is not about a new facilities. However, as stated many times previously, independent experts have concluded that new, or vastly corrected facilities are needed. Remember that middle grade students have been in "temporary" trailers for over a decade. The high school has been determined to have a variety of issues that need to be addressed. A rusted out car will still safely run, but how long should you paint over the rust?

Cross

I personally do not support the levy due to the backdoor method of funneling money from the millage and the fact the district is ignoring the wishes of the masses who have voted multiple times that we do not want a new school. I'm very unhappy with the current board, and I'm hoping they all get tossed out.

That said, I respect anyone who does support the levy, such as Ghostly Manor or Chat & Matt's and will continue to frequent those businesses as they are my neighbors and I support them, even if we do not always agree.

Centauri

"I personally do not support the levy due to the backdoor method of funneling money from the millage and the fact the district is ignoring the wishes of the masses who have voted multiple times that we do not want a new school."

Good comment. Think about having money set aside to pay a bill such as rent or a property tax bill. Take the money instead and buy a new flat screen TV. Oh no! We have no money to pay the rent! Not our fault. Somebody please help pay the rent!

Bherrle

Centauri,

I don't agree. Your comment above has one spending money on a want, not a need.

Something had to be done about funding facility issues. Those who voted in Nov 2010 chose not to do so. If you feel that the buildings don't need replaced, then you and I just disagree. You and those who from the public who participated (which was open to anyone who wanted to, no one was "selected") in strategic planning disagree. You and the BOE, and Dr. Gunner, disagree.

What would your plan be, what would you do?

I don't agree with the comment ""I personally do not support the levy due to the backdoor method of funneling money from the millage and the fact the district is ignoring the wishes of the masses who have voted multiple times that we do not want a new school."

Nothing was done backdoor. 3 public meetings were held on the issue. There has been only one building funding vote, that was Nov 2010. There have not been multiple no votes for a new building. I understand that some feel they are voting against buildings when they vote no to operating levies, but I do not agree.

Again folks, what are your specific, detailed solutions to address the issues? It is easy to be anonymously publicly critical of a BOE, of a Super. They have a very, hard thankless job.

fifteenthgreen

My plan would be to leave the schools alone. They're fine. Make better use of the upstairs at the high school and eliminate the north wing if you're concerned about safety. The industrial arts wing that was turned into the administration offices makes no sense. They could have been turned into classrooms. A fortune was put into those locker rooms and the gym is in great shape. New field house. The auditorium stinks but was remodeled a few years back and serves its purpose. The band and choral rooms could be freshened up but obviously work due to program success. Offices and library are fine. From the carpeted hallway south the building is fine. Cafeteria is fine. All built in the seventies. Don't go there and tell me otherwise. The kids and alumni love that school. In comparison to some other local schools, we have it pretty good.

Bherrle

15th,

Have you read thru the facility inspection reports? I toured the HS and MS, and read the reports. While the Health Inspector deemed there to no "immediate health risk", there are certainly long term structural, health, and safety issues that need to be addressed. Several independent studies have said that renovation would not be the right choice. If you disagree with that, that's your choice.

Where would you suggest the admin offices be put? If you eliminate the north wing, where do you find that space elsewhere? It seems you are assuming extra space exists in the high school.

fifteenthgreen

I went to school there, Bherrle. My family did and now my child does. Don't give me that independent study crap. Go back to Pennsylvania and quit trying to tell me about something I know a little more about than you. So you took the little poor me tour. Big deal. That school has been a major part of our lives. Don't tell me I'm assuming anything.

The administration could find somewhere besides moving into the actual building that you deem unsafe. What was wrong with where they were at? Past administrations didn't feel the need to move into the school. Why this one?

ohioredbabe

Fifteenthgreen
"Go back to Pennsylvania"
REALLY? You want people to leave the community because they have a different opinion than you? REALLY? I mean this in the most mature way possible YOU ARE A BULLY!

fifteenthgreen

So is the BOE and Gunner!

Bherrle

15th,

No they really aren't bullies. They are all good men. If I had grown up here, I would have been in the same buildings of which we speak. My opinion wouldn't be different. It really is a shame that you would tell someone who moved into your district, who picked it on purpose, because of it's quality, to go back from whence they came. And then openly (I mean anonymously) criticize the men who have helped to build it back up to where it is.

fifteenthgreen

So tear it down then. How many on the board and Gunner actually attended Perkins Schools?

Bherrle

I know at least one did, Dr. Printy. I know Dr. Gunner did not, and I don't think Mr. Chapman did. Not sure of the rest.

But I'm also not sure why that matters? Are we to limit our BOE and Supers to only past Perkins grads?

fifteenthgreen

Exactly my point. Why would you guys care? Tear something down that has no meaning to you.

Centauri

"I don't agree. Your comment above has one spending money on a want, not a need."

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...
"Perkins Schools is plotting a move its board hopes will put the district in a better position for the future as it plans for a new or drastically revamped high school.

School officials will host a public hearing Wednesday about its proposal to funnel some of its tax income away from the operating fund and into the permanent improvement fund.

By moving some of that money-generating "inside millage" into permanent improvements, the district hopes to essentially set up a steady stream of funds to use for its building projects.

Transferring some millage that currently funds operating expenses would create a bigger shortfall for the general fund in the immediate future, but school officials said the move will pay off in the long run."

Money was moved from a "need" to a "want"

Bherrle

Quoting Sandusky Register language will never win me over. "Perkins Schools is plotting a move....." ??? Plotting???? Very inflammatory and irresponsible language in my mind. How about "considering", "discussing", or "planning" as alternatives to "plotting." Why did the SR use that divisive word I wonder?

I see that Donutshopguy also pointed out the use of the word "plotting" on the blog for that article.

Facility issues "need" to be addressed. They cannot be ignored. It's the BOE's job to address them. What ever direction is chosen, it has be funded. Those who voted in Nov 2010 chose not to fund the plan in place at that time with the levy that was on the ballot.

fifteenthgreen

Who cares about winning you over. You're one person who thinks he has all the answers. Visit some other schools and quit feeling as though your child is entitled. I don't feel as though mine is.

Bherrle

15th,

In response to your comment "Who cares about winning you over. You're one person who thinks he has all the answers. Visit some other schools and quit feeling as though your child is entitled. I don't feel as though mine is."

My point was that the SR is hardly a source of "non-biased" news coverage. You don't know me, so please stop the personal attacks. I'm not doing it to you.

I don't have all the answers, I sure wish I did. Why do you feel I feel my child is "entitled"?

ohioredbabe

15th & Bherrle
Both your children are entitled. They are entitled to a well rounded education in a safe environment. I fear they will loose that entitlement if the 18 teachers loose there jobs. Crowded classrooms with frazzeled teachers is not a good senerio for our children. They deserve better. They are entitled to better.

Perkins2060

Loose? Senerio? Hopefully one of the 18 teachers being laid off is one that taught you.

Centauri

"If you feel that the buildings don't need replaced, then you and I just disagree."

So you want to replace the buildings?

Bherrle

Centauri,

Do I "want" to replace the buildings? No. I think the timing stinks. People are hurting, including my family. The local economy hasn't rebounded. I'm job hunting after moving here just two years ago. We haven't taken a family vacation in over 5 years. We drive 5 year old and 8 year old cars. Right now, our income is less than our monthly expenses, and we have cut back a number of things. I could go on, but my point is not to tell our sad tale.

My point is that the timing is not the fault of the BOE or Dr. Gunner. The timing is the timing. There are very difficult decisions to be made. It's easy to criticize those making the decisions. I don't have better solutions than what have been proposed by the BOE. I don't want to pay higher taxes. But, in my opinion, based on all the reports and facts I have read, a plan "needs" to be put in place to replace the districts buildings. The inside millage move made funds available for that purpose.

This operating levy provides necessary operating funding.

fifteenthgreen

"This operating levy provides necessary operating funding"........for a new building and yes, I agree with you....save us from your "sad story". We all have a story to tell. This isn't the forum for that!

ohioredbabe

It is easy to be rude when you hide behind a screen name. Isn't it?

fifteenthgreen

Is ohioredbabe your real name?

ohioredbabe

Nope. I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours.

Bherrle

15th,

In response to your comments "This operating levy provides necessary operating funding"........for a new building and yes, I agree with you....save us from your "sad story". We all have a story to tell. This isn't the forum for that!"

I was making a point. There are those who are saying that people can't afford this. I was making the point that neither can my family, but I am for the levy.

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GhostlyManor

Thanks for the positive comment Cross and we, as I'm sure Chet & Matt's, appreciate your support.

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