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

citizen

OTHER THAN CHOOSING TO BUILD A NEW BUILDING OVER THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS IN HIS DISTRICT. Yes, very honest and upfront.

Fromthe419

From and outsider looking in, have Gunner and the BOE move the funds that went from a new building costs and move them back to operational costs. If there is a negative effect then put it on the ballot. The voters have spoken and they do not want a new school, if there is a deficit in operation costs, I am sure the Perkins voters will approve it/.

Strong Schools ...

The levy that was passed was a renewal. The renewal does not bring in any new money and keeps everything the same financially. We are very grateful that it passed! We have not passed a levy for new money in 13 years. The well has run dry. Our board and Gunner have been very creative to bring in more money for our district. Open enrollment, grants, partnerships, etc have helped us stay off the ballot for the past five years. He has been committed to making our district better. We need to Vote Yes and show we are just as committed to our students, if not more.

Strong Schools ...

We would still have to go on the ballot even if they move the millage back. This levy is not about buildings. The levy on August 6 is not about buildings! We are trying to save everything that is being cut. All of the cuts were announced at the board meeting tonight. We do not want the state to come in and take over because it will cost us more millage in the long run. It is actually cheaper to pass it now or the millage keeps going up.

Wald

So you're saying that if the August levy passes no new schools will be built? Are you really that naive?

citizen

This is a building levy.

Taxpayer vote twice to not raise their taxes to build a new high school.

Gunner then moves funds set to educate the students of the district, pay faculty and staff salaries, purchase textbooks, arts/athletics/music etc.... and moves these funds into a building fund.

Comes back to taxpayers payers with these wild cuts, scare tactics and saying he will have to "dismantle the district" unless we pass this new levy.

I cannot make it any simpler than that. This is a building levy.

character counts

Good for you Strong Schools! You make so much sense, and answer so many questions. If I was a no vote before, you can surly count on me to VOTE YES now! And for a good laugh if you look back on the majority of the blogs, these same negative voters have left the same tired old comments. It's like Charlie Brown "blah, blah, blah, blah" Stand up Perkins Schools. KEEP THESE POSITIVE COMMENTS COMING! I am so proud of this district, the teachers, and the students! LET'S PASS THIS LEVY!!!

Strong Schools ...

Thanks, Character Counts! I am so glad you joined us in supporting the levy and trying to share the message. I too, am tired of the same old negative stuff. I feel like some of the negative bloggers do not share any facts and the facts they do try to share are completely false and the public believes them. They hang on to the past and can't look to the future for our students.

To all of the blog readers, please educate yourself and ask questions. The "yes" voters will be sure to give you factual information. Also, you can go to the Perkins Schools website and submit a question without giving any personal information. Someone will be sure to answer your questions. I stumbled across this resource when I was looking up some information on the site.

character counts

STAY STRONG, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever! and for the negative bloggers..... You can't live a positive life with a negative mind! VOTE YES FOR PERKINS SCHOOLS!!!!!!1

Señor Clown

You can't be fiscally responsible by continuously asking for more money, and repeatedly being told no. Residential property owners cannot afford it. When the retirees who are actually drawing a good pension pack up and move to Florida, and the bottom drops out on the bloated health care industry in the area, what's going to be left? Hotels, McDonalds, four gas stations, and corn fields.

Edwin Ison

Will the new campus be built if this levy passes?

fifteenthgreen

The new campus is supposedly on hold???

character counts

Edwin, They have that on hold. They have clearly stated that even with a passing levy in August, they WILL NOT build until the district is financially stable. They also stated that they would not take action to build also because the state has to give it's financial forecast. This is given twice a year.

Edwin Ison

So they have moved monies to help fund a building, spent millions for a sports complex, and even with this levy proposal they cannot build the new campus?
So that means even more levies will be needed to build new buildings and then more levies to maintain them.
Seems this whole WILL NOT build until stability is reached is disingenuous. There is NO financial stability in public school finance.

Señor Clown

They'll be quick to point out that the parents and boosters helped raise or secure much of the funding for their darling new sports complex, but now that pay-to-play fees are on the horizon, they're up in arms.

Edwin Ison

Character Counts.... define "financial stability" as it pertains to a condition of committing to new construction.

citizen

Oh, well that's comforting.

Until the district is "financially stable."

You mean as soon as this levy is passed.

Again, once this levy is passed, they are building a new high school campus. THIS IS A BUILDING LEVY.

Gunner and Board already took out a $3M loan from Citizens Bank to design and plan the new high school. THIS IS A BUILDING LEVY.

Can we make it any clearer?

underthebridge

Strong Schools - I know a lot of people who express interest in running for the BOE to serve the community. I've got some other ongoing concerns that prohibit my participation at that level. But I do what I can: I am informed. I research and read; not just what the district provides but also things actual information from the State of Ohio. (Speaking of which, read the actual rules and guidelines about Open Enrollment. I'm not against it entirely, but how the law is written is not what was advertised to our district when it was implemented). And I vote.

Gunner, the BOE, and some levy supporters make the mistake of assuming that those who have voted against the levy are evil, uninformed, or anti-children. For the record, I am dissatisfied with Gunner, the BOE, and the direction they've taken this district AND I ATTEND BOE MTGS. I'd like the levy supporters to also work on identifying and supporting some viable candidates to oppose the 2 who are up for re-election in November. We need fresh perspective and alternative views.

Wald

What is it that you think no voters don't understand? Did or did not Gunner unethically steal funds? Was or was not 1.7 million dollars spent on a new stadium (in addition to the community donations)? The yes voters act like everyone is too dumb to understand what they want. Gunner wants his new schools and since he isn't getting one he's taking it out on the kids. Of course, he doesn't live in this community, so what does he care?

fifteenthgreen

Thank you for your input.

character counts

Charlie Brown quoted this as: "wah, wah, wah, wah." Vote YES! Plant the seeds of failure and failure will follow. If constructive thoughts are planted, positive outcomes will be the result. I'm over the same comments that never offer a solution. I BELIEVE in this district, I BELIEVE in the teachers, and most importantly I BELIEVE in the students. I want nothing but positive to rain on their lives. I will think positively, I will vote positively, and I will do anything in my power, and control to NEVER watch a child suffer. I will NOT succumb to negative antics. I WILL NOT succumb to negative people. I WILL NOT add to a problem, but in turn search for a solution. These children often suffer too much at home. Never let a child suffer to "TEACH" people a lesson. STAND UP LOUD AND CLEAR! STUDENT'S OF PERKINS....YOU HAVE MY VOTE! YOU ARE WORTH IT! VOTE YES!!

Edwin Ison

All the rah! rah! aside, can you answer my question above regarding financial stability?
And what are they doing with the monies taken that cannot be used for day to day operations?
Is that how the studies and plans are paid for to the tune of several millions?

fifteenthgreen

Agree.

character counts

I WILL NOT debate anything with you. You already have your answer in your mind. Nothing I respond will change what you are already thinking. I WILL NOT debate. I WILL NOT succumb to negativity. Stay positive. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE. VOTE YES!

Edwin Ison

Maybe these are the questions that need to be answered?

I haven't made one negative comment.... I was under the impression that questions were welcomed by the pro levy people to try and sway the undecided.

Perkins2060

Must have been a great pep rally tonight. Just imagine. For every one of you yes Gunner drones there are 10 of us no voters. Keep trying. You look like fools.

Señor Clown

Levy committee volunteer recruitment drive.

character counts

Stay positive! VOTE YES!

Wald

Character counts is typical of the levy supporters: name-calling, arrogant, and a bully. He or she thinks we should vote yes just because he says we should. Sorry, but I know the facts, and the facts say to vote no until Gunner goes and someone is brought in who deserves our trust.

Señor Clown

Problem is, who CAN you trust in public school administration? To get to that position, you basically have to be a politician, and how many of those can you trust with your money?

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