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

character counts

hook, line, and sinker....you are excellent at baiting negative attention to come your way! I'll continue talking to you when demeanor has changed. Until then...I'll treat you like any other child wanting negative attention...IGNORE the negative....FOCUS on the positive!

character counts

You seem to know so much about the problems. Can you offer any solutions that carry validity?

fifteenthgreen

Need more facts, please!

Bherrle

Will provide as I get comfortable with them.

fifteenthgreen

Please keep the facts and information coming for voter assessment! Thank you!

Bherrle

It appears you already changed the error that I spotted.

Bherrle

The laptop fees - you had it listed as 2.5 million a while ago, appears you have it corrected.

I would also state that the $1.7M in stadium costs is correct, however it is not an anuual expense. That was a one time expense. I would add that it was money very well spent, in my opinion. Perhaps a short term hurt, but long term it was the right decision.

On the others, I don't know enough yet to comment on them.

fifteenthgreen

Ok. Thanks. Please keep everyone informed as you find out exact figures. I'll do the same.

character counts

Oh fifteenthgreen... Back again so soon. Looks like you copy and pasted someone else's findings and still are only listing problems. Make this more interesting to read and copy and paste a solution.

VOTENO

I heard Gunner and the board have talking points and have people posting on here. Seems to be true.

Pirate Mom

The points made here that don't jive with your position do not necessarily come from ignorant followers of Gunner, teachers, etc. They are our opinions formed by attending meetings, going into the schools to see for ourselves, and fact finding. We have our rights to give pro-levy information the same way you have your right to post your position. We are not going away; we've just decided to become more vocal to support our schools. Vote yes on August 6.

bobshumway92

Gunners talking points.

Pirate Mom

The points made here that don't jive with your position do not necessarily come from ignorant followers of Gunner, teachers, etc. They are our opinions formed by attending meetings, going into the schools to see for ourselves, and fact finding. We have our rights to give pro-levy information the same way you have your right to post your position. We are not going away; we've just decided to become more vocal to support our schools. Vote yes on August 6.

TellTheTruth

Having read 264 blogs both pro and con, I may be wasting my time commenting in response to contributors who equate a negative response with being nonsupportive of our students. This is an illogical conclusion. I don't feel obligated to contribute an additional 6.73 mills, when the BOE and Gunner continually ignore the voters' answer "NO" to levies proposed. And, yes, I am aware of the issues and have attended a board meeting and expressed my opposition to moving inside millage to permit a building project, necessitating an operational levy as predicted. This superintendent and board have dug a deep hole from which the district may never recover and in the process divided a previously united township by their presumptuous decisions to satisfy their own egos. Many of the supporters and none of the administrators have seen the impact of the economic downturn and apparently are blind to the fact of lack of growth in this part of Ohio and the risk of even more losses of industry. Yet they accuse those of us who believe in a more conservative approach than building new facilities of not being supportive of students. We cannot afford to approve this levy and hope to elect a board independent of Mr. Gunner (who is a loose canon) at a later date. So don't paint me as purely emotional in my decision to again vote no in August. Jerking us around by now charging $730 pay to play per sport is a ploy which I believe will backfire and have unintended consequences.

Gunner, take a major cut in your salary, take away your travel allowance, remove the position of communications director, and get back to having your teachers teach instead of relying on computers to do their job, and I might reconsider my position. Your report card is not something to brag about.

bobshumway92

The yes posters on here are teachers, staff (government workers) or their spouses are. They don't care about any economic downturns. It doesn't affect them.

Bherrle

Incorrect Bob. I'm not a teacher or employeed by the district or government in any way. Neither is my wife.

Believe me, I care about economic downturn. I earn about 60% of what I earned 6 years ago. I support the levy, voted for it May, and as of now, will vote yes in August.

Got anything else you want to say?

Pirate Mom

The points made here that don't jive with your position do not necessarily come from ignorant followers of Gunner, teachers, etc. They are our opinions formed by attending meetings, going into the schools to see for ourselves, and fact finding. We have our rights to give pro-levy information the same way you have your right to post your position. We are not going away; we've just decided to become more vocal to support our schools. Vote yes on August 6.

bobshumway92

Gunners talking points

Pirate Mom

The points made here that don't jive with your position do not necessarily come from ignorant followers of Gunner, teachers, etc. They are our opinions formed by attending meetings, going into the schools to see for ourselves, and fact finding. We have our rights to give pro-levy information the same way you have your right to post your position. We are not going away; we've just decided to become more vocal to support our schools. Vote yes on August 6.

fifteenthgreen

It will all work out in the end!

lifetimeresident

Still havent got an answer on Mr. Kustic. Did he retire or not.

Pirate Mom

Mr. Kustec has not retired.

observer

If I hear one more time, "you're hurting the students" I'm gonna throw up! Mr. Gunner and the BOE are the ones "hurting the students" if they are being hurt at all. Frankly, I think if Gunner cares so much about the students he would take a pay cut, put the operating money back where it belongs, and then maybe the people in Perkins will pass a levy. Don't tell me I don't care about the kids when the BOE punishes the kids to get their way!

Pirate10

Okay, I attended the meeting and I will say Mr. Gunner is a very smart man but also is a bully. I watched and listened to many people ask questions and Mr. Gunner constantly piped up and said "I will answer that question" while the board just sat there and let him take control. It is a shame that the pay to play fees don't effect any of the board members because you have board members that are doctors and can afford to pay the $730.00 to play. It is hurting the folks that really can't afford this kind of money. Also you will find at Perkins that if you have enough cash and you are a favorite your kids play anyway while the kids that don't have cash rolling out of their pockets and are not the "favs" sit the bench. And I do agree that this really is just another way that Gunner is bullying people into passing the levy!

Bherrle

Pirate10,

I won't comment on the perception of him being a bully at this time, I didn't spend enough time observing Supt. Gunner to pick up on anything.

I'd like to provide a perspective on the comment "It is a shame that the pay to play fees don't effect any of the board members because you have board members that are doctors and can afford to pay the $730.00 to play."

I don't feel that is a fair statement, and would ask you to reconsider. They are imposing those fees on themselves. The fact that they earn whatever they earn is not something they should have to apologize for. They did the work and dedicated themselves to becoming doctors, or whatever position they hold.

Also consider that they, on average, most likely own property above the average value of the common citizen, so they, in asking for these levies, have been and continue to be willing to impose upon themselves higher taxes than they are on most of the citizens.

fifteenthgreen

Too much damage has been done by those committing "political suicide". I really believe the community will reunite with the same immense amount of pride that once existed in Perkins Schools and is showing up via this passionate, yet sometimes colorful, blog. Everyone cares or they wouldn't be on here voicing their opinion and sharing their knowledge and ideas. Unfortunately, the wrong vote comes first for the schools, teachers and students. Once changes are made with the removal of those that actually have committed the "political suicide", I personally think the citizens will regain the necessary trust and back the schools wholeheartedly. I don't necessarily believe that by removing members from any school board you're really going to change a flawed, funding system, but as with any political position, corporation, board or coaching job, results, trust and confidence are vital for survival. Sadly, for this Superintendent and Board of Education, they have lost all of the above with many of the voters for one reason or another. Unfortunately, for them, the citizens of Perkins Township have spoken loudly and are demanding the obvious. They simply must go!

44870 South

We are voting NO. This whole thing is down right embarrassing and wrong.

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