Perkins Schools offers free pizza, levy discussion

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Alissa Widman
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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Comments

observer

Now they resort to bribery? Lol

Bherrle

How in the world do you call this bribery? It is a question and answer session, and anyone is welcome.

Strong Schools ...

What??? The question and answer session was for people like you who do not have the correct information. Step away from your computer and educate yourself. Attend a board meeting or better yet set up an appointment with Dr. Gunner or a board member. "If you feed them, they will come". All they wanted were people to come to the event and receive the correct information.

Edwin Ison

Pretty sure the "bribery" comment was tongue in cheek.... uptight much?

Bherrle

If it was, then the tongue should have stayed out of the cheek.

devilsadvocate

Can I go if I don't vote on the tax levy?

Bherrle

Yes, anyone is welcome.

VOTENO

I am boycotting any business that is doing this.

ohioredbabe

I am sure your sunny disposition and amazing attitude will be greatly missed at these establishments. :)

VOTENO

Money is green.

Bherrle

VOTENO,

That's your choice. All Chet & Matt's is doing is providing a forum for anyone (for or against to levy) to be a part of a discussion and ask questions, and offering free pizza and drinks.

ohioredbabe

Voteno the grass is also green so is the corn growing in the fields. Oh and the sky is blue.

Bherrle

VOTENO,

That's your choice. All Chet & Matt's is doing is providing a forum for anyone (for or against to levy) to be a part of a discussion and ask questions, and offering free pizza and drinks.

Strong Schools ...

Darn! I plan on taking my family there due to the fact they are supportive and want the best for our community!

Tool Box

Could a tax increase supporter please explain how Gunner calculated the $730 per sport fee?

On the Q&A page on the Perkins Schools website, he provided a chart that shows $454,043 in athletic department costs. This is divided by the 622 student participants for a rate of $730 per student.

However, Gunner did not take into account the revenues that are generated by the athletic department. According to Mike Strohl's (Athletic Director) response on the Q&A forum, athletics generates revenue of $142,194. Plus $5,000 per season from the PABC.

This puts Perkins Athletics at a $296,849 annual operating loss (454,043-142,194-5,000-5,000-5,000). The $296k loss divided by the 622 participants shows a $477 fee per participant would cover the operating loss of the athletic department and also pay for the AD and assistant's salary.

Why then did Gunner and board choose to use the $730. Could it be that the $730 fee would likely have a much larger negative impact and cause more parents to vote yes to avoid the fee than a $477 fee? Nah, Gunner and Board don't use scare tactics like that!

RMyer

You must not have seen the response that was posted on the other article, or this is reposted for some other reason.

"While the district budget pays for coaches salaries and transportation costs, the athletic budget pays for most of the day-to-day expenses of running the athletic program. The figures used by Mr. Gunner and the Board reflect salaries, benefits, and transportation costs only. It is assumed that the revenue from ticket sales and donations from the PABC are needed to continue to cover the day-to-day costs of the athletic department. Listed below are all of the items that the athletic department pays for from the ticket revenue and PABC donations. None of these costs were figured in the Board expenses.
List of items purchases from the Athletic Department Budget: The annual revenue is usually very close to department expenses each school year."

Officials Equipment
Game Workers and Staff Awards and Trophies
Police Security Technology & Software
SBC League Dues Golf Course Fees
Tournament Entry Fees Hotels (state and clinics)
Uniforms Post Season Banquets
Medical Supplies Athletic Department Office Supplies
Printing Costs

So, as I understand it, the costs above are covered by ticket sales. Salaries/benefits/other costs not listed above are not covered by ticket sales and are included in the participation fee calculation making it $730.

Princess87

Correct me if I am wrong..didn't they fiqure in Strol's salary. Why don't they make Strol a principal at the high school and the AD position be a stipend. Save money

VOTENO

Because they all scratch each other's backs. They have an endless pot of taxpayers money to pull from. They don't care.

Bherrle

VOTENO,

Would you so kind as to back up your opinion with any facts? You are so very wrong. Look at the statistics on spend per student. Perkins is very responsible with it's money.

How can you even justify saying "They have an endless pot of taxpayers money to pull from. They don't care." when there has been no new money approved by the voters in 13 years?

Strong Schools ...

Perkins has been financially responsible. The records indicate the money has been spent in areas where needed. Call the treasurer and she will be happy to provide you with information. They have nothing to hide because they are making responsible financial decisions.

RMyer

Most districts I am aware of have a full-time AD at the high school. I doubt that with all of the work that goes into ensuring all goes smoothly in the scheduling, planning, and monitoring activities and scheduling could be done when combined with other principal duties. There wouldn't be enough hours in the day and asking one person to do both would result in an insane amount of hours. Perhaps getting a listing of daily and other job responsibilities of the AD and principal and talking with those individuals would help clarify for you.

Keep in mind that Perkins has a low administrative cost relative to other districts. We are not administrator overloaded.

Bherrle

RMyers explanation is right on, both here and on the other article.

akmed

Thats funny I sat in a meeting and was told it cost 300K for sports a year. And it was said that isn't enough money to consider cutting or altering sports and programs.

Bherrle

What meeting, when, where?

Strong Schools ...

What meeting was that? I did not here any of that and I would consider myself involved as a community member.

VOTENO

Cameo is much better anyway.

VOTENO

Pizza Brothers is also much better.

swimfan

I would like to know why some coaches get a full salary for coaching the boys team and a full salary for coaching the girls team while both girls and boys practice and compete together???

Imataloss

Sounds like you should go to the Q&A, get some free pizza and find out!

VOTENO

I'm taking my business elsewhere.

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