Perkins Schools to try for levy third time this year

Board members place identical levy on November ballot, appoint Chris Gasteier as Meadowlawn Intermediate School principal
Alissa Widman Neese
Aug 7, 2013

Perkins Schools is going back on the ballot.

At a meeting this morning, school board members approved placing a 10-year, 6.73-mill emergency operating levy on the November ballot. The deadline to place the issue on the ballot is this afternoon.

The proposed levy is identical to the levy that failed Tuesday, with 54 percent voting against it.

Also at the meeting, board members agreed to appoint Perkins Schools communications director Chris Gasteier as principal of Meadowlawn Intermediate School for the upcoming school year.

Dean Stanfield, the school's former principal, was appointed Perkins High School assistant principal to fill a vacancy after Nick Neiderhouse, former Perkins High School assistant principal, resigned this summer for a job at Maumee Schools.

Pick up a copy of tomorrow's Register to hear reactions about the levy's failure from community members who attended Wednesday's meeting.

Note: This post has been modified to reflect it will be an emergency levy. 

Comments

Wald

That's just for high school. Middle school can play right away. We don't want any "misinformation" out there.

Edwin Ison

Any entering 9th grader can transfer and play right away also.

fifteenthgreen

Unbelievable!

fifteenthgreen

Wow, is right!

Wald

Wow.

fifteenthgreen

These kids are smarter and more intelligent than their leaders. There is hope!

VOTENO

ATTENTION SANDUSKY REGISTER: Please get the athletic director on the record IMMEDIATELY about this! I hope this isn't true!

VOTENO

If the Register won't, I know Fox 8 or 19 Action News will!

citizen

Now Alissa, THAT'S a story.

Not children being told to turn inside out their Perkins Pirates shirts at the voting booths.

The Perkins AD forcing student athletes to go to OVH to help elderly residents vote, who some, according to a Perkins student athlete did not know there was a levy and thought they were voting for a new United States President.

That should be red meat for any true journalist.

And on top of that, and the threats, the levy STILL didn't pass. Even with $730 pay to play. When is the Board going to wake up? Gunner needs to go.

Yellow Snow

THIS IS PERKINS LEVY WEBSITE ON OF JULY 25, a cache (previous) shot of the levy website, prior to the vote, maybe you can find the previous info. you're looking for. You'd better print it now, cache only stays for a week or two. You can edit copy/edit paste into Excel (Portrait) and adjust. Best would be to print it though. Cache, your best friend or your worst nightmare.

http://webcache.googleuserconten...

Stop It

If it's on the Internet, it's there forever.

Yellow Snow

No, if it's removed or changed, it's only available as cache for a week or two. Print it if you want it.

citizen

I was looking for the Perkins School District site which listed out exactly the cuts that will be made or made permanent with failure to pass the August tax levy increase.

Gunner has removed that from his site. Obviously, he will not be following through with the threats he made... as we predicted.

Yellow Snow

go to the website I gave you. Near top of page it tells you how to search. Just use "cuts" as your search, they're a bunch, you'll just have to check them for what you're looking for.

Centauri

Yellow Snow,
Thank you for posting the now deleted Perkins Levy link. I will repost the link so that the Perkins voters can print it out for future reference.

Pecwilliamsen

Wald, please review the link you posted, while you are correct in the timeframes, the ByLaw call out ONLY of one of the exceptions is met. If no exception can be met the language is pretty clear; No ruling is required from the Commissioner’s Office, and no paperwork is necessary if a student transfers and cannot meet an exception to the transfer bylaw.

Moving schools, i.e.; open enrollment is not one of the exceptions and the OHSAA language that the coaches have been using would be correct today.

INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS

· Bylaw 4-7-2, Exception 1 - Parents' Bona Fide Move into a New Public School District
· Bylaw 4-7-2, Exception 2 - Change of Legal Custody
· Bylaw 4-7-2, Exception 3 - School Closes/Discontinues Program After Grade 9 or Annexation/Consolidation
· Bylaw 4-7-2, Exception 4 - Self-Supporting Student
· Bylaw 4-7-2, Exception 5 - A student transferred to the State School for the Blind or State School for the Deaf shall be eligible upon enrollment.
· Bylaw 4-7-2, Exception 6 - New Construction - Home Not Ready for Habitation

Wald

What you listed are exceptions to the athlete sitting out half the season. If any of those exceptions are met, the athlete doesn't have to sit out at all. The coaches were incorrect.

From OHSAA:
"The basic transfer bylaw is quite simple. If a student transfers (changes) high schools at any time after establishing eligibility as a ninth grader (either by attending a school for five days or playing in a fall sport prior to the beginning of school), the student is INELIGIBLE at the new high school for the first fifty percent (50%) of the maximum allowable regular season contests in those sports in which the student participated during the twelve(12) months immediately preceding this transfer. NOTE: For purposes of this bylaw, a student is considered to have participated in a sport if he/she has entered, if for only one play, a scrimmage or contests at any level of competition/contests (e.g. freshman, junior varsity and varsity). No ruling is required from the Commissioner’s Office, and no paperwork is necessary if a student transfers and cannot meet an exception to the transfer bylaw. Understanding that basic rule is fundamental to dealing with transfer students."

Centauri

ATTENTION PERKINS SCHOOL VOTERS. Please PRINT the now deleted Perkins Levy online site for future reference.

Yellow Snow
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:08pm

THIS IS PERKINS LEVY WEBSITE ON OF JULY 25, a cache (previous) shot of the levy website, prior to the vote, maybe you can find the previous info. you're looking for. You'd better print it now, cache only stays for a week or two. You can edit copy/edit paste into Excel (Portrait) and adjust. Best would be to print it though. Cache, your best friend or your worst nightmare.

http://webcache.googleuserconten...

I have posted information about the Perkins Schools compared to other schools in Erie County. The now deleted Perkins Levy website also compared schools within Erie County, Ohio.

Check out all of the information before it is gone forever. I question why the Perkins Levy website was taken down.

Go down to the "Tax Rate Comparison" chart.

Question: Tax Rate Comparison

What do Perkins Township Residents pay (millage rates) compared to other districts in our area and statewide?

Answer:

The spreadsheet below illustrates both the residential/agricultural tax rates and commercial/industrial tax rates for all schools in Erie County. The statewide average for residential/agricultural tax rates to support schools across the state is 35 mils, higher than almost all school districts in Erie County.

Notice the millage rates for the Perkins Schools for Permanent Improvement.

Class I (Residential/Agricultural) 6.916652 mills
Class II (Commercial/Industrial) 6.742074

Check out this comment:
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http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...
RMyer
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:11pm
None of the school districts you list here are considered "similar" to Perkins by the state. Comparing Perkins to Shaker Heights or Huron or BerlinMilan is comparing apples to oranges. When comparing operations of school districts, one must look at similar districts due to demographics, student population counts and so forth. The only two districts near us that are considered similar are Port Clinton and Benton-Carroll-Salem. When Perkins operations such as tax load, expenditures per pupil and so on are compared to similar districts, our district is below the averages for similar districts (see middle column of report linked above for Perkins) due to proper fiscal management.

In my opinion, to compare to non-similar districts is not valid for all info.
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QUESTION: Is RMyer the former union representative for the Perkins School employees?

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...
"Bob Myer, union spokesman, said Perkins Education Association members feel vindicated that the arbitrator's decisions are similar to the positions they proposed at the end of last summer."

Unless the Perkins Levy website is restored with all of the information, I would still advise a STRONG NO to the Perkins School levy.
http://perkinslevy.com/

UPDATE--It appears that the Perkins Levy website is back online. I don't have the time to verify if any information was deleted or added. You can compare it here:
http://webcache.googleuserconten...

Bherrle

Yes, RMyer is Bob Myer.

Centauri

Thank you for the information.

sunflower1

Geez... I believe these people pushing this levy never learned that NO means NO. Take a hint and stop putting it on the ballot.
You are wasting time and money.

Stop It

When NO means, YES = Rape.

Wald

I saw the list of candidates for the school board in today's paper. Jason Bennett is one of them, and I think he was in charge of the levy committee, so I'm definitely not voting for him. What are the names of the two incumbents? I will not vote for them either. I think that leaves me with two other choices.

Bherrle

Terry Chapman is in the only incumbent running for re-election. Brian Printy decided yesterday not to run for re-election.

I find it interesting that you consider yourself informed, yet don't know the names of the current school board members when compared to the list of those running. Not being smart, just pointing out fact.

Wald

That's why I asked. I'm constantly educating myself. Besides, you're the one that is obsessed with knowing people's names. As for me, I don't need to know specific names to know that the board as an entity is not to be trusted for their fiscal irresponsibility. The majority of voters in Perkins stand with me.

Pirate Mom

Michael Ahner is a Perkins grad and nephew to the late Chris Smith. Jason Bennett and Rick Uher worked on the recent levy campaign and are parents to children in Perkins. J Franklin is a parent to a senior and graduate of Perkins and placed a Vote No sign in his yard.

My thoughts

Kick save and a beauty. I don't like the school board, whoever those guys or gals (there are none) are.

Wald

I don't need to know their names to know that, as an entity, they have acted in a fiscally irresponsible manner.

Centauri

Who cares what the names of the BOE are. It is the actions of the BOE that matters. I wonder how many of the pro-levy people know the names of the Perkins Schools BOE or those running.

fifteenthgreen

Printy leaving the board speaks volumes!

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