Perkins Schools levy results

Perkins Schools levy shot down
Melissa Topey
Nov 5, 2013

Perkins Schools 6.73-mill, 10-year levy, with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial results:

AGAINST-2,971

FOR-1,881

Comments

Kobayashi Maru

Smack!

Darkhorse

Say good-bye to Gunner.

Good 2 B Me

Not going to jump the Gun-ner. Let's wait and see how this pay-to-plays out!

fifteenthgreen

Ouch!

ryan5r

Does this mean the football players have to pay their fees tomorrow to play in the game Friday?

fifteenthgreen

Yes! Time to do what this School District did a few years ago!

Despite school levy defeat, Board cuts in half pay-to-play fees

http://www.cleveland.com/medina/...

Kobayashi Maru

My guess is some anonymous donor will pay them again...

sash

There was never an anonymous donor. Just another stupid rumor.

fifteenthgreen

See Below!

Good 2 B Me

For those that preach that we are uneducated and are bandwagon hopping by voting NO, please take note. We are fully aware of what is going on. Unfortunately the kids are paying the price for the actions of the BOE and Jim Gunner. We have taken a stand and are being heard. They will continue to pursue a levy, but as long as the fox is in charge of the hen house, we will continue to vote it down. Time to figure out what the next step is. Somehow, we have to come to the understanding that we are voting against this behavior by BOE/Gunner and are trying to set the future up properly for the kids instead of robbing the Operating Fund to pay for a Stadium. Now, Gunner has forced those kids to pay in order to use that same Stadium because of his questionable behavior. Well done sir. Well done.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Angelc

Well guess I pay the $185.00 for my Middle School child to wrestle this year. This sucks for me since I do pay property tax and still have to do the "pay to play" for my kids.

spamalot

I'll be paying THOUSANDS for my children to participate in their activities this year, and going broke while doing so just they can continue on as normal as possible. But so glad the NO voters save a few bucks a month, and "took a stand and their voices were heard".

fifteenthgreen

Buckeye Local Schools lowers pay to play fees.

http://medinagazette.northcoastn...

spamalot

Something will have to be done. The effects of this are going to be horrible in so many ways!

Perkins2060

Problem is Chapman won. Still going to keep voting no.

spamalot

@Perkins2060, although I do completely understand your logic and appreciate your right to vote how you feel, most times we are never truly happy with who's "in office", and at some point we need to realize just that. People despise Gunner. They vote NO. Now people are unhappy Chapman won. They are already planning on voting NO for the next levy, and might possibly not like another and will continue to vote NO. At what point is enough enough? When do people start thinking of the students and staff and the future of this community, instead of trying to get back at someone they are unhappy with? It's never ending, and the students suffer the most, not Gunner.

Good 2 B Me

This is how the voting process works. Vote for or against those that you favor.

spamalot

I understand that, but when will the KIDS be favored??? Should have been about this kids, not Gunner. It is what it is at this point, it's just sad.

Good 2 B Me

It is about the kids. The money that the BOE/Gunner moved was for the kids! Then he tells us how he needs more...for the kids.
Then he is applying for jobs in other districts. I have to question what he is doing...for the kids.

spamalot

I know, I get it, but now we all continue to suffer for his mistakes. Have to look forward and find a way to fix the issues so our children don't see us struggle financially so they can continue to play sports, or be in band/choir, extra-curriculars, etc. I see many parents getting second jobs and doing whatever it takes to carry on pride and traditions. They shouldn't have to give up their love of something because of someone else's mistake. Life, I know, so I'm hoping the community can come together one day and make this right again.

Good 2 B Me

The Community is together. We are forcing Gunner out and changes to the BOE. This is not about us paying some more taxes. It is about us taking our Schools back and getting the results that we deserve for our Children and Grandchildren.

Stay Strong!

spamalot

Finger's crossed we stay headed in the right direction!

fifteenthgreen

I think it is moving in the right direction, spamalot. If anything, the district is going to have to make adjustments with their message and approach. Concessions may have to be made by the district by lessening the pay to play fees, etc. Clearly though, the direction of this campaign is going to have to change drastically....and fast! While new building(s) are in our future, clearly that has to be shelved for now.

spamalot

Just might. I'll check out the links you posted, too. Thanks!

fifteenthgreen

Let's round up the troops and talk to Mr. Ahner. He can cast a vote! We need to make them listen and follow the lead of other communities in the state. The fees are excessive and should be lowered.

bobshumway92

Gunnerbots still have the majority. We blew our chance. More failed levies and wasted tax dollars is what we will have. Vote no.

fifteenthgreen

spamalot - a group is being organized and a meeting will be set up with Mr. Ahner. It is our understanding he can cast a vote objecting to the obsessive fees. Stay tuned!

spamalot

Will do! Thanks!

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