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Sandusky Register Staff
Nov 6, 2013


Thomas Paine

Good 2 B Me I understand your stance and appreciate it. There are certain no voters that just irk me. There are a LOT of voters that feel your way and understandably so. I hope we can agree to disagree. I too would have voted for 2 new BOE members had the other options offered something or understood the process. After listening to the debate and asking questions I was extremely disappointed that I felt the status quo was better than what the other two were offering. I was actually shocked at how little either candidate understood the board process and I fear they may not put the amount of hours required into the job either. Subtle's review of the candidates is spot on to how I viewed them as well. My conscience wouldn't let me vote against funding the school because I didn't like BOE members or the super. I tried my best to separate the two.


I vote no until I can see the budget with my own eyes, not something that Jane Doe and Farmer Brown claimed while having a casual cup of tea. I don't want an amateur telling me what the district needs, I want documentation by an official. If I'm paying for it, I want to know what I'm paying for down to the penny, because this is a public school, so it's the public decision so it's something the public should know if they're to make the decision and they're the ones doing the funding. I don't agree with the current board, if they insist they need this huge (enter exact dollar amount here) levy, then things need to be reviewed.

Brick Hamland

Well said Thomas. For all the No voters out there it surprised me that there were not stronger candidates for the board from that side. There has to be No voters out there that have balanced a budget before and understand school funding. I have been vocal about how Ahner isn't a good candidate, but I wish him the best of luck... my children's education may depend on it. In your opinion, how many more levy failures have to happen before students start leaving the school?

Thomas Paine

This was the last chance for many. I expect many of the up and coming HS kids to open enroll elsewhere or at the very least consider it. If my kids were soon to be freshman and needed certain classes and extra curricular activities to get into college, I would certainly have to consider moving them to another school now. Its a shame. At this point I am taking a wait and see approach. Financially my guess is two to three years before the district is taken over by the state and a merger with Sandusky is a serious discussion.


You do realize if the levy passes we would still be paying a cheaper tax rate than any schools in the area. People come on and complain about minimum wage needing to be raised all the time. What Perkins taxpayers pay the district in tax contributions is the equivalent to minimum wage, THE ABSOLUTE LEAST of any school in the area by a loooong stretch.

You can TRY to hide behind a mask of 'I don't like Gunner, or I don't like the current BOE' but the bottom line is it's been over a decade and there have been many superintendents and numerous board members of all agendas, beliefs, and goals for the district AND YET THE COMMUNITY STILL REFUSED TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

You can try to hide behind the economic downturn we had a couple years ago, but the decade prior to that was the most financially stable decade in my lifetime AND YET THE COMMUNITY STILL REFUSED TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

You can try to rationalize it however you want if it makes you sleep better at night; but the bottom line is that this community, that supposedly has Pirate Pride, offers only the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM SUPPORT for the school district.

Heck, we pay HALF THE TAX RATE SANDUSKY DOES and Perkins is a community with ALMOST DOUBLE THE MEDIAN INCOME of Sandusky. We have been consistently horrible with our support and trying to spin it any other way is like trying to say you 'do a great job feeding your children' because you gave them a box of Saltines to share three weeks ago.

Oh, and Perkins2060, there won't be a school or a Perkins by 2060... make that 2020... if we don't pass the levy, it'll just be Sandusky South and anyone with half a brain will be sending their kids to Huron, Vermilion, or Avon / Avon Lake.


Zero TRUST, subtle. That is the problem. Zero TRUST.


So zero trust through 4 different superintendents and over a dozen board members all of whom (BOE Members) were elected? You aren't seriously going to try to play that card are you?


Thomas you are the one of few on here with any sence at all. My son has already left the district and I am sure that many more will follow suit. Why send your child to get a second class education. It is very sad and unless this situation gets taken care of the Perkins school district is in for a world of financial suffering. I choose to send my son to Perkins because of its high standards for education and athletics and now I have to send him to another district that can deliver him a top of the education. You people that just vote no because of a personal vendetta and spite, need to realize the impact you are having on an entire generation of kids that are not going to get the skills they need to take over this community and become successful members of what once was a great community


Vote no because you disagree with the issue, not to stick it to gunner. I mean really how ignorant and immature can one be. Check out other districts in the state that have had similar situations, and you will realize the impact that this can have on a community as a whole. Some times it takes 10 years to recover and some districts never return to what they once where


Do you live in Perkins?


I'm gonna call irrelevant on your question Bobby. There are a number of people commenting on here who obviously wanted the levy to fail, who live outside the district.

They wanted it to fail because they want to see Perkins fail. And they are being enabled by roughly 1/3 rd of our residents.


Quit your whining. You lost. Again. Live with it. Again.

The New World Czar

Does Perkins have a "three strikes and you're out" policy?


I was wondering where Be Hurling was today. Maybe he is looking at houses in Tiffin since the person he blindly serves may very soon need an unemployed guy with a partial education (from a community college) to champion him in Tiffin.


To the Norwalk Reflector: Notice how much passion there is AFTER the votes are in? Just imagine how active an article discussing the issues BEFORE the election would be. Please take note of this and consider having an article listing the issues and interviewing the candidates for various positions in the week leading up to the election. In addition to the additional education on the issues, the comments would be entertaining.

Stop It

I agree. But there is not much drug related in politics unless it has to do with cops and courts.

The NR would flail like a fish out of water.