Perkins High assistant principal resigns

Perkins High School’s assistant principal announced his departure Wednesday for Maumee Schools.
Alissa Widman
Jul 12, 2013
At a brief meeting, school board members approved Nick Neiderhouse’s resignation and called upon Meadowlawn Intermediate School principal Dean Stanfield to fill the vacancy. Stanfield will be “co-principal” to current Perkins High School principal Mark Dahlmann, who will advise and train him to possibly take on the principal position full-time someday, communications director Chris Gasteier said.   
 
Neiderhouse was hired earlier this week as principal of Wayne Trail Elementary School at Maumee Schools. He was Perkins High School assistant principal for two years.   
 
The district has posted the Meadowlawn Intermediate School principal vacancy on its website and is accepting both internal and external applications, Gasteier said. The school board’s next meeting is Aug. 7, but its agenda is contingent on what happens the day prior.
 
Perkins Township voters will go to the polls Aug. 6 to decide the fate of a contentious emergency operating levy. It would fund day-to-day operations for the district, including employee salaries and benefits. If voters approve the levy, board members will recall employees cut in June to save costs and will reverse the increase in pay-to-participate athletic fees. If voters do not approve the levy, board members will agree to place a new levy on the November ballot.
 
Board members ended Wednesday’s meeting with a closed-door session to discuss possible litigation with an attorney and employee negotiations. No action was expected after the private meeting.

Comments

44870 South

Vote NO against BULLIES.

Wald

I was at a gathering a few nights ago in Perkins, and someone made a great point. If the levy passes, it won't be because of "Perkins pride", it will be because of threats and bullying. When the new high school is built, it won't be a source of "Perkins pride", it'll be a reminder of the unethical manipulation of taxpayer money. He called it "the house that threats built". There were about fifteen people there, and all agreed. Sure, some who are directly tied to the schools will feel "pride", but there is a large perception out there that believes pride in Perkins schools has been irreparably damaged by the current administration. Seems this is Gunner's m.o., however. Do some research into his tenure in Bryan, Ohio.

Bherrle

No threats have been made, no bullying has occurred, and nothing unethical has been done Wald. There will always be those in any school district, township, county, state, or nation, who disagree with an administration.

Wald

"No threats have been made, no bullying has occurred, and nothing unethical has been done". Many, including myself, wholeheartedly disagree.

Princess87

Even though I don't care for some of Wald"s statements here and on other articles, he hit the nail on the head! It is bullying. Look at all the teachers that are behind him now because they are getting RIF. He promised if they passed the levy they will be reinstated. The teachers really had not much respect for him prior to being RIF. (He will not do that.) He moved money after the public voted no ( with the board behind them). We need some down to earth people on the board not these jokers. He is not vested in the community. So bottom line it will be a school based on lies and bullying. It is a shame.. Perkins used to be a great school system before all of this...before open enrollment..Bring Back Shoff and Pitts. They should of hired Gastier as the super.. Another mistake..just like putting Stanfield at the High school. He cango back to Milan. Enough said

44870 South

Vote NO against BULLIES.

Strong Schools ...

It seems to me this township does not agree with any of their administrators. We have not passed a levy for new money in 18 years and that was 13 years ago. Do you know how many superintendents we have had in 18 years. I understand people do not want to have higher taxes...who does? But we have to take care of our students so we can have a successful township in the future. We are not the only school district going through this situation and we are one of the only communities that will not step up and take care of ourselves. Support the students and our future. The Perkins Pride is still there is just needed to be renewed.

observer

No threats? How about "closing down the whole district"! Bherrle, I'm not sure how long you've lived in Perkins. Seems like I read that you recently moved here. I can tell you the lifelong home owners of Perkins are fed up with being manipulated,lied to, threatened, etc. by the school board and it's total ineptness to run the district. MR.Gunner is the latest in a long list of problems. TRUST, Bherrle, TRUST, is totally GONE.

Strong Schools ...

Then you ned to vote the board members out in November and continue to do so until they are all replaced. Are you telling me you have not supported one administrator or board member since you have lived in Perkins? That is totally sad and maybe you should run for the board and fix everything. Step up to the plate, run for the board, and put the complaints on the table at the board meetings. I have faith in Dr. Gunner and I believe he has the best interest for our students.

Bherrle

Observer,

I moved here in May 2011. I do not know what you are referring to with regards to "closing down the school district", but many others have referenced that statement too. Quite frankly, it was in the past, and all I care about in the present and future. It's easy to use the past as a negative talking point.

Why is trust gone? We live in a representative democracy. We elect officials, they make decisions. One may not always agree with those decisions. It is not a board members job to do what the voters feel he/she should do on every issue. That seems to be the real issue here. Their job is to do what is best for all (schools, students, and taxpayers), they were elected for a reason. And you get to vote them out if you so choose.

The more I get read into the "history of Perkins", the more I see that things have been very transparent, in my opinion. Those who oppose the current administration keep saying that they have been lied to, etc, etc. That's opinion. The facts show a different story.

But, I have offered before and will offer again. Any no voter out there, tell me a time and place you want to meet for coffee, or a beer, or whatever, and I'll give you your time to explain to me in person why you feel the way you do. I've made that offer twice in the past month now, and no one has taken me up on it yet. There has been a lot of negativity put out there in the last month, but I really haven't seen much actual, true, correct, and complete fact. My YES VOTE has only gotten more certain.

donutshopguy

Bherrle,

I'm up for a coffee or diet coke. Name the time and place.

Bherrle

Sorry DSG, just going back thru and saw this. How about Tuesday AM around 8 AM? Or Tuesday after 11:15 AM, or Wednesday morning. I'll suggest Jolly Donut on RT 250, but if you have a fav spot that is fine with me.

Thank you for the offer.

samantha

Just to clear this up from an earlier post, I am actually going to post this twice. Many accuse the supporters of giving out false information while the facts are what is important.

The new building levy failed ONCE- in November of 2010. It was a 4.98mil Levy for 10 years with FREE ObamaObamaAbeam money for a $100M campus that lost 58% against to 42% for. The board surveyed all registered voters after the failure. Of the over 1400 responses, 60% said they would support the remodel or rebuilding of a new highschoolhighschoolHaskel.

The only levy since 2010 was the failed operating levy in May of 2013.

As you can see, there has been only ONE building levy, not many as people on this blogblogbloclogbogflogblowbiogslogbldgblotblobclog are stating. Please be factual when posting. SR just provides us the forum, they do not police the facts.

underthebridge

samantha - I think that people are referring to the public meeting in which the BOE officially voted to move the inside mills to the outside mills despite vocal opposition by those in attendance as one of the votes. (This was after the failed Fall 2010 levy)

What I recall was that if the Fall 2010 levy passed, they were going to move the inside mills to outside mills to build a new facility. It did not and I believe it was because the first plan was far too extravagant. While the matching funds by the federal gov't would've have cut the cost in half, I think it did not represent a savings to the public.

Many members of the voting public viewed the May 2013 levy as a disguised building levy. I get that it wasn't but the public viewed it that way.

I've already voted.

samantha

Samiam said 'we said no for new buildings 3 or 4 times all ready'. You responded below his post 'this is so true. We expect elected officials to represent the wishes of those they serve'. He lied. You perpetuated it.

The board surveyed every registered voter after the 2010 failure. 1400 responded. 60% said look at just the high school.

I attended all the inside millage discussions. The board laid out their plan. Some were for it some were against. Never was it a slam dunk that people in attendance thought it was a mistake. If I recall the naysayers could not offer any legitimate solutions to the building issue other than ignore it.

underthebridge

It seems to me that samiam was offering a general perception of the building levy timeline. If this is how you are going to respond to the no voters like Samiam, pro-levy supporters will not be successful. My spouse and I have been called stupid, cheap, anti-kids, uninformed, etc. by pro-levy supporters. Now you are throwing liar (at samiam) into the mix. Ridiculous. Look at the real reasons why people do not support this administration, their directives, etc. Then we'll all have something to discuss and maybe a way to move forward out of this mess.

samantha

It seems to me that samiam is saying 'we said no to new buildings 3 or 4 times all ready'. I do strongly dispute that fact and feel that it is a lie. Debate at a meeting is not the same as saying no in a vote.
Look at the voting history in Perkins for any issue over the last 30 years. It is rarely a landslide win and often takes a failure or two before a passage- schools, police, township. Whatever. To me, the shame isn't that you and I cannot agree. The shame is that our state legislatures don't have the guts to do what is right to fix school funding. They simply continue to rip communities apart at the local level. And we allow it by reelecting them.

Strong Schools ...

Perkins local Schools have lost a lot of funding from the state and I agree that the legislatures need to come with a better way to fund our schools. OUr school district has not passed a levy for new money in 18 years. That levy was passed 13 years ago. It is time for us to take care of our students and make sure they can be successful. They will be the future residents running the township and I want well educated people.

44870 South

Don't be bullied. Vote NO.

samiam

Thank you, underthebridge. I have already voted no. Samantha, I don't believe your statements re levies to be true either. When the board moves money intended to be used for operations from inside millage to outside millage for the purpose of funding a new building, and then turn around and say that they need money for operating expenses, call it what you will but it's still for a new building. They are just robbing Peter to pay Paul. One way or another, the levies, other than the recent renewal that passed, have all been for the purpose of a new building. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...

I will, however, agree with your statement re the state government. It's been how many years since the courts declared the funding method to be unconstitutional and the state has done nothing about it. They should all be thrown into jail for their contempt of court.

samantha

Again, my original post is simply to correct your mis-information. I looked back and it is even more specific than I thought (please note this underthebridge). You said: 'said no to levies for new buildings 3 or 4 times already'. This is a lie! Even by your logic above, it was twice, not 3 or 4 times.

Besides, you make it sound like this is a news flash. The board is doing exactly what they said they would do when they moved the millage. The move would require an operating levy 1-2 years earlier. That is where we are now. Don’t act shocked. They have been completely transparent. You just disagree.

Strong Schools ...

I was never a blogger. I used to read all of the comments. The negative people have been very harsh and have had a voice for a long time. There have been comments made that are very personal and demeaning. The positive people are tired of the ridiculous comments and that is why we are taking a stand and supporting our children and students!

True Blue

Years ago the BOE would tell the kids if a levy didn't pass, they wouldn't have any sports. Now, they're charging fees to play sports. As I see it, sports means more than education. So many homes have been forclosed and Mr. Gunner and the BOP don't get it. As samiam stated, Voters can't afford more taxes. Do any of you think about the fixed income people of this township?. Do you think 60, 70 or 80 year olds should have to look for a job? It's all about your kids playing sports. Don't get me wrong, I think kids should play sports, but not on the backs of the senior citizens. I don't want to pay $735.00 per sport, but I'll stick it to the senior citizen to pay for my kids'sports.

Strong Schools ...

Ture Blue,

There are many people that live in this district of various ages. We have support from various age ranges that support the students and want to make sure they have a great well rounded education. Academics are a major priority but there are students that do receive scholarships for the athletic and musical talents. It is important to remember that our property values will decrease if we do not have good schools in our township. The school are really the only thing we have and we need to make sure we are staying competitive so people will want to move into our community. Keep the students first and think about our future.

Wald

You hit the nail on the head, True Blue. Why the big push from the levy committee now? Why not in May? The threat of the pay-to-play fee. It's no coincidence.

samiam

Good point.

Bherrle

Wald,

Pay to play is not a threat. It's a reality. I totally disagree with your, and other no voter's, characterization that the latest proposed cuts, including pay to play, are a "threat." It is a very tough situation, and hard decisions have to be made.

It is very easy to criticize, it is much more difficult to propose solutions. What are your solutions? Specific solutions, not generalization? Are you gonna run for the board?

Wald

First of all, to say anyone voting no should run for the board to see if they can do better is shallow and egocentric. One doesn't need to run for the board to be allowed to dissent. Secondly, I've mentioned an idea I would support on other threads. Look it up if you're so inclined. Of course, any idea that isn't a brand-new $50 million palace is met with negativity. Thirdly, my point was that it took the pay-to-pay threat to mobilize such a widespread yes campaign. There was nowhere near the campaigning in May before the ptp threat was on the table. I dont remember seeing your name on the blogs prior to May's vote, though maybe I'm mistaken. Shows you where priorities are.

Vote4Perkins

How is it shallow and egocentric? Explain...

Bherrle

Wald,

I could care less what you think my priorities are. I will say again, it is not a threat, it is reality. You want to call it a threat to further your agenda and have more to complain about. There was no campaign for the May levy, however I did vote, and voted yes for both the renewal and the new levy.

I decided to start going public with my perspective before pay to play and the cuts were announced. As someone who looked in on the district from the outside when we moved here two years ago, and now has somewhat of the pulse of what is going on here, I have to say that it is very sad that there is so much negativity here. Very sad that so many people want to play Monday morning quarterback on every issue and article the SR publishes. Take it from someone who has had it far worse. You have a great school district, and a great community, and it seems to me that there is a portion of the population that just doesn't realize just how good we have it here. Even with a levy passage. The evidence is right here on the SR blogs. I've read and heard the comments of those who are against the levy for over a month now. I still can't figure out what you are trying to accomplish. It seems to me the goal, whether spoken or not, is to shut down the school district, or at least significantly weaken it. In my humble opinion, that's what will eventually happen if this coarse continues. That's not a threat, because I have no control over that, other than 1 vote, but it is my opinion.

Tell, when was the last time you were happy with the district, the board, the super? I say "run for the board" because enough is enough. I see so much mis-information and opinion based on wrong information on this blog in general, it's really sad. I am not on here to change your vote. I am on here to make sure the wrong information and opinion is pointed out and correct. The negative contingent has controlled the message for long enough.

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