Unofficial results: Perkins levy fails

About 54 percent of township voters opposed tax levy
Sandusky Register Staff
Aug 6, 2013

Unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections shows the Perkins School District levy lost by about 340 votes. 

The final tally of the 4,624 votes cast, according to the elections office:

• Against the levy: 2,482, or about 54 percent of the total.  

• For the levy: 2,142, or about 46 percent of the total.  

Be sure to pick up Wednesday's Register for reactions and comments from voters and school officials. 

 

Comments

PyrkinsPyrate

Ok so now when they get caught lying their words are not to be taken as being "Literal", you know very well Gunner wanted the people to believe that they had to open their pocketbooks or the State would take over Perkins.

Bherrle

No Pyrate, I do not know that or believe that. But I believe that's what you want the public to think.

F.E.A.R.

False Evidence Appearing Real

bobshumway92

Move the inside millage back. Also shouldn't have built the stadium with tax dollars.

lifetimeresident

Dont move here, there are NO JOBS.

fifteenthgreen

Bingo! Industry/jobs mean tax dollars.

Fromthe419

I see all of the packed restaurants and bars as well. I also see Illinois, New York, Michigan and Indiana plates as well. We are a tourist destination, call your state congressman and tell them to enforce the Ohio Constitution that states that funding school by property taxes is illegal. Put in a bed tax and an earned income tax in and let's have those that come to our area help fund our schools. Look at Florida, they have no income tax due to their state being a tourist destination. This will stop the endless levies coming up at every election.

Good 2 B Me

I agree. The tax dollars that Cedar Point and the other Tourist locations here generate would go far in generating some money to help Perkins. There has to be a way.

Fromthe419

It's in the Ohio constitution, why not use it, a lot of people like to come here for vacation...why not take advantage of it like Florida does? This idea of levies is mental masturbation...why divide our communities when the answer is right before our eyes?

gene44870

Well the voters have spoke once again , when is the Perkins School Board going to figure it out that the township is sick of tax tax taxes ?
They need to lean to live with the Kool-Aid money they get and stop giving the raises that as I recall the school board voted to give .
Its not only a time for change , but its also time tolearn how to budget better then they have been in the past .
The way things are going not only in the twonship but also in country , School boards are having to rethink what will work to keep the schools open , an Perkins as well as Sandusky is no different
You dont have the jobs that have the pay scale we once had , People that had good jobs have lost to plant closing as well as jobs that have been sent over seas and the age of computers that have taken the place of people . when this happens , you lose tax dollars
The thing that bothers me the most about Perkins is that they have the mall and K.B.I even though K.B.I is in danger of closing as well as the medical offices that are all over and Holtels and motels .
And Sandusky due to the lack of leadersship is doing better as far as I know . And the sad part about it , is If I recall right , Got a tax levy approved as well as a grant for One million dollars
The thing that hurt Perkins was the fact that the state wouldbnt be any help due to the school board not appling for help which if I recall they would have gotten and the township elected to place the burden on the all ready over burdened tax payers , which is not at all fair to the tax payers
I dont doubt that the township needs to repair as well as replace some of the schools , but the bottom line is this is a bad time to ask the tax payers for aditional taxes as well as carry the full burden without state funds to build a new school.
Perkins you blew it and onless there are changes to the school board as well as the use of commen sense you can forget any help from tax payers

senioritis

People who know (work at KBI) have admitted that the problems at KBI are not related to the school.

gene44870

I am not saying the problems at that plant are related to the schools , I am saying that due to the lack of people that are working at that plant there is a loss of tax dollrs and that is going to make it more difficalt to get people to vote for new taxes . weather or not its property tax or not dont make any difference . You have to have good paying jobs to get taxes passed , Its like the domino effect , when you looss tax dollars it hurts all the way around

beestee

Proud Perkins Grad...
Well said.

EZOB

15th,
Had they been working instead of walking the streets they could have earned their own money to play sports. My parents didn't buy anything. I paid my own way and so did many more that I know and we all worked hard all our lives. That needs to be taught instead of going door to door begging.

themomx6

Well said!

fifteenthgreen

Agree 100%, EZOB

WesTaylor

But you played sports for free......

fifteenthgreen

Right, but I played on grass.

Good 2 B Me

Better clarify that 15 before one of the 'yes' people think that you mean you played on pot!

fifteenthgreen

Kentucky Blue Grass! :)

NOTME

I'm not sure I understand your comment...I too had to pay my own way. Do you know if your parents ever voted yes to a school levy? I know that while I was in high school my family fell on hard times but my parents voted yes to the levies knowing it might make things a little more difficult in that moment but ensuring the continuing education of their 6 children was worth the sacrifice.

ProudPerkinsGrad

I am one of those pesky college kids "recruited" by former teachers (some of who have had the biggest of impacts on my life) to vote for a school district that really holds a strong place in my heart. I'm saddened tonight, not only by the vote on the levy, but also thinking about this community's future. It's crazy to think some citizens actually believe that Gunner or any member of the school district has malicious intent against tax payers. Using this as a stance is just a crutch for the real reason of not supporting our schools. I see a small community worried about from where paychecks will be coming, but I also see a full parking lot most evenings at restaurants and bars (not to mention new restaurants coming in). I see the newest iPhone in hand and the best Nike shoes Kobe bryant can put his name on. And, as a whole, I see a community that says all of these things are more important than the education of our students. This is disheartening!
So in ten years, after the school has been taken over, teachers have left or retired, BOEs re elected or changed, and only more levies still on the ballot, what's left of the district? At this point in life, most of my classmates and I will be searching for places to settle down, raise a family, and join a community. Which do you think we'll select? I know I won't be part of one that won't support a school system for my children.
I ask that this is given thought before the next vote is decided.

ProudPerkinsGrad

I am one of those pesky college kids "recruited" by former teachers (some of who have had the biggest of impacts on my life) to vote for a school district that really holds a strong place in my heart. I'm saddened tonight, not only by the vote on the levy, but also thinking about this community's future. It's crazy to think some citizens actually believe that Gunner or any member of the school district has malicious intent against tax payers. Using this as a stance is just a crutch for the real reason of not supporting our schools. I see a small community worried about from where paychecks will be coming, but I also see a full parking lot most evenings at restaurants and bars (not to mention new restaurants coming in). I see the newest iPhone in hand and the best Nike shoes Kobe bryant can put his name on. And, as a whole, I see a community that says all of these things are more important than the education of our students. This is disheartening!
So in ten years, after the school has been taken over, teachers have left or retired, BOEs re elected or changed, and only more levies still on the ballot, what's left of the district? At this point in life, most of my classmates and I will be searching for places to settle down, raise a family, and join a community. Which do you think we'll select? I know I won't be part of one that won't support a school system for my children.
I ask that this is given thought before the next vote is decided.

ProudPerkinsGrad

I am one of those pesky college kids "recruited" by former teachers (some of who have had the biggest of impacts on my life) to vote for a school district that really holds a strong place in my heart. I'm saddened tonight, not only by the vote on the levy, but also thinking about this community's future. It's crazy to think some citizens actually believe that Gunner or any member of the school district has malicious intent against tax payers. Using this as a stance is just a crutch for the real reason of not supporting our schools. I see a small community worried about from where paychecks will be coming, but I also see a full parking lot most evenings at restaurants and bars (not to mention new restaurants coming in). I see the newest iPhone in hand and the best Nike shoes Kobe bryant can put his name on. And, as a whole, I see a community that says all of these things are more important than the education of our students. This is disheartening!
So in ten years, after the school has been taken over, teachers have left or retired, BOEs re elected or changed, and only more levies still on the ballot, what's left of the district? At this point in life, most of my classmates and I will be searching for places to settle down, raise a family, and join a community. Which do you think we'll select? I know I won't be part of one that won't support a school system for my children.
I ask that this is given thought before the next vote is decided.

ProudPerkinsGrad

I am one of those pesky college kids "recruited" by former teachers (some of who have had the biggest of impacts on my life) to vote for a school district that really holds a strong place in my heart. I'm saddened tonight, not only by the vote on the levy, but also thinking about this community's future. It's crazy to think some citizens actually believe that Gunner or any member of the school district has malicious intent against tax payers. Using this as a stance is just a crutch for the real reason of not supporting our schools. I see a small community worried about from where paychecks will be coming, but I also see a full parking lot most evenings at restaurants and bars (not to mention new restaurants coming in). I see the newest iPhone in hand and the best Nike shoes Kobe bryant can put his name on. And, as a whole, I see a community that says all of these things are more important than the education of our students. This is disheartening!
So in ten years, after the school has been taken over, teachers have left or retired, BOEs re elected or changed, and only more levies still on the ballot, what's left of the district? At this point in life, most of my classmates and I will be searching for places to settle down, raise a family, and join a community. Which do you think we'll select? I know I won't be part of one that won't support a school system for my children.
I ask that this is given thought before the next vote is decided.

beborcott

Apparently they didn't teach you to only push enter once.

Common Sense

beborcott:
Do you really have to put others down? Is that how you "compensate" your own sel-esteem issues? Grow up.

Julie R.

@beborcott: That was hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.

Bherrle

Or perhaps you don't get the irony of his first sentence. "...one of those pesky college kids?"

Well played ProudPerkinsGrad, well played!

chongo

Exactly how many times do you feel the need to preach to people much older and wiser?

Bherrle

Older doesn't mean wiser Chongo.

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