Perkins school board wants to channel funds toward building projects

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.
Annie Zelm
Nov 1, 2011

 

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.

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TellTheTruth

Alert:    Perkins Board of Education and Superintendent Gunner are at it again!  On Wednesday, 2 Nov. at the Board office it is their intention to pass a resolution to move inside millage (5.2 mills) to the Permanent Improvement Fund, since the community of Perkins defeated the 100 million dollar plan to build new school facilities.  This is an underhanded method of starting to replace buildings without the approval of the voters.  Moving the inside millage means the effective millage will drop below the "20 mill floor" for schools required by law and require the auditor to increase our taxes without our vote.  Once in the Permanent Improvement Fund the taxes resulting will increase with every increase in valuation, again without a vote of the taxpayers.

What's more, the 5.2 mills moved will have to be replaced to continue "Operations of Perkins Schools";  and from where will that money come?   You got it!!  The BOE will come to the taxpayers for an "emergency levy" very quickly.

Gunner and his cronies on the Board are devious, to say the least, proving they will do anything to get what they want.  They couldn't care less about the economic conditions and the inability of Perkins taxpayers to afford more taxes.

Our only hope to counter this planned action is to immediately contact Board of Ed members to express our displeasure and lack of confidence in the Board and Sup't.  Remember the meeting to present this plan is at Perkins High School (Board Office) at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, 2 Nov.

This "outsider superintendent" and Board have to be watched and controlled every minute, it seems.

donutshopguy

Plotting ?

underthebridge

Any chance that the SR is going to provide streaming video of this forum? 

underthebridge

double post sorry

 

underthebridge

when is the SR going to post the video?

fredinperkins

Although incorrectly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, the saying "let them eat cake" seems to apply here,  substituting the BOE of Perkins and the outsider superintendent in her majesty's place.  It seems to show their obliviousness, self centeredness and arrrogance regarding the current economy and those of us who are not affluent.  It's all about another "palace and monument" than it is an education.  They will vote to approve this move because they can!  The legal notification and the "public hearings" are just requirements.  The hubris of five will be an increased financial burden to the citizens of Perkins Township.

TellTheTruth

The arrogant and oblivious Perkins BOE and Sup't seem to have already decided upon moving the 5.2 inside millage, in spite of strong opposition presented at the "public hearings".  Since taxpayers have no voice/vote in this matter, their only recourse is to vote down the 5 to 7 mill Operating Levy which will likely be on the ballot in 2012.

This administration thinks it knows what is best for our community!  We shall see!

 

underthebridge

Thumbs down. 

fifteenthgreen

Annie Zelm
Perkins Twp.
Nov 1, 2011

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.