Perkins school board meeting

Updates as they happened from the 6 p.m. Wednesday meeting — SEE LIVESTREAM FEED BELOW
Sandusky Register Staff
Jun 12, 2013

The Perkins school board is set to approve a slew of district-wide cuts at its regular meeting tonight.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Perkins High School auditorium.

A PDF copy of the meeting agenda is posted below.

Keep checking back here for live updates during the meeting, including photos and video.

Comments

fifteenthgreen

North end is not that bad. It still works. Floors a little creaky. :)

AllTheAnswers

As an educator in the system, I understand your personal stake is high. However, I respectfully disagree with your inside "rose colored glasses" view.

Per windmills, yes Honeywell made an exaggerated savings of $1.7M. Per past administration public meeting statements, "payments to Honeywell were stopped." This, in fact, means Perkins Locals was actively transacting taxpayer money. If as you state it resulted in a 0 balance (that is not appearant in financial statements), plus Perkins kept some grant money, that means a profit was made. Where is this money?

What was laptop expense? How long of a contract? Did original contractrun its' full course (we both know the answer is no)? What were new expenses? Have students received any money back as promised? Where graduating students allowed to purchase laptop as originally promised? No to both if you weren't sure of either answer. Most teachers have become detached from teaching and no longer communicate to the parents. Grades seen't updated. Teachers enter 0 for upcoming assignments which messes up GPA on a real time basis. Just follow the students on social media sites during school hours, it's pretty disgusting. Computer policies are old and inadequate. Computer Technology changes rules weekly. My opinion is that the district has done a poor job of managing this resource. Great program on paper (why others study it), horrible and costly implementation.

Is Perkins CURRENTLY STEM certified?

If state cut Perkins Locals by $2M but open enrollment brought in $2M, that's a net gain of zero. Why is the system in such a hole? Who is fighting the state to get more money back? Which legislatures are actively involved?

The master plan did NOT call for a $100M super campus. Nor did it call for the current 7-12 Academy. What good is a paid plan if it is not followed? Did this plan state inside millage was the avenue to success? Again, the answer is no.

If North wing is demolished (is it hazardous or not?) a new 2-3 story technology based new structure could go up. Just North of current structure, remaining detached. This new building would nog require the "whole HS" to be upgraded to new standards.

In the end, current administration is acting upon wants...not needs. They have lost public trust. Your Super's published quote that Perkins will not exist if they don't pass a levy solely shows the arrogance of admin. Bullying tatic! Old and trite.

underthebridge

The laws regarding open enrollment do not allow the district to charge those students any more to participate in extra-curriculars. As a matter of fact, Gunner said at the last board meeting that if an open enrollment student can't pay the fees they can't be prohibited from participating in sports or extra-curricular activities.

RMyer

I don't know about this. I was at the last meeting and didn't hear that. I will, however, be checking. I think there are some students who are economically challenged who may not have to pay the fees, but I think they have to meet the same guidelines as those students who qualify for the federal/state lunch program.

fifteenthgreen

This is a huge part of this campaign. We need to find an answer for these folks!

underthebridge

You are right, but that is the point. It isn't their Open Enrollment status that allows them to play without paying, it is their status receiving free lunches. (Go to the 2nd video at about 7:20 from the last televised board meeting) I know the Open Enrollment program boosted the financials for the district, but I wonder in what ways it changed the socio-economic status of the district. I recall that there are way more students eligible for free/reduced lunches now which is the general guideline for defining poverty. Do you know what the statistics are on that?

eriemom

I think this can be found on the state board of education website. The test results will be released soon as well, so you can check the percent of students enrolled who are considered to be low SES.

Strong Schools ...

We can't force students to pay if they are on a free lunch program. Check your law books!

Vote4Perkins

AllTheAnswers, do you know why he didn't move here?

Perkins2060

Who cares. He's not here. That's the point. Resign and move back home and take care of your personal garbage. He also said last meeting that he Will never move here as long as we don't pass his levies so he can build his dream building. Go home please

Vote4Perkins

He had to take care of his sister who had cancer. Put yourself in his shoes...what would you do if someone in your family had cancer and you were the only one that could take care of them.

Perkins2060

I would resign my position and stay home. But no, not him. How inconsiderate a person he is.

AllTheAnswers

Are you aware that situation positively corrected itself early on in his tenure at Perkins Locals? A non-issue. Are you aware Mr. Gunner is given a stipend to travel? With the salary he receives from THE TAXPAYERS, he should not be entitled to a travel stipend. Huge salary, travel expenses, doesn't pay local taxes, cancer in remission. He should live here.....no wait, he should resign immediately since this community wasn't/isn't good enough for him. What he did THEN was honorable.....no longer part of the equation.

fifteenthgreen

Going to be a long summer!

fifteenthgreen

Need to find a resolution to this crisis that avoids job loss!

Perkins2060

Vote no.

Vote4Perkins

Vote yes.

Perkins2060

Will never pass. Keep dreaming.

Vote4Perkins

Thats your opinion based on loose facts.

Strong Schools ...

I am dreaming of the day when Perkins 2060 stops responding. Give some facts once in a while, will you!

Perkins2060

Fact. Levy failed twice. Fact. Levy will fail again and again and again.

Perkins2060

Keep dreaming.

fifteenthgreen

Save teacher's jobs!

lifetimeresident

I was told by the guy that lives in the cardboard box by the Mall, Mr. Kustec retired. Any truth to that. If so why is Mr. Miller out a job?

Pirate Mom

Mr. Kustec has not retired.

grewuphere

FYI, We the band parents are paying the usual $300 for band camp per student.. absolutely nothing to do with school. That is not a scare tactic.

Strong Schools ...

Under the Bridge...Are you thinking about running for the board?

Strong Schools ...

This levy will SAVE OUR STUDENTS. Some childen are not strong academically and rely on arts and athletics to excel and feel accomplished. I don't want to take that away from any child. Our district prides itself on educating well rounded students that can excel in arts, athletics, and/or academics. We have students that can succeed in all three! I dont want to cut any programs for the sake of the students and our community.

We need to move on and think about the stduents! Vote Yes and SAVE OUR STUDENTS! Think long term and stop living in the past.

Wald

Gunner unethically stole from the voters, and yet a levy was just passed in May. Now you want more. No way.

Strong Schools ...

Gunner has announced everything at the board meetings. He has been honest and up front with our community. It is not his fault if only six people show up.

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