Perkins High assistant principal resigns

Perkins High School’s assistant principal announced his departure Wednesday for Maumee Schools.
Alissa Widman Neese
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

donutshopguy

RMyer,

After reviewing the path explained by the school board and superintendent there will no need for public vote on the scope, design and cost of school buildings. They will have sole right and privilege to make those decisions.

All previous buildings prior to this millage move have needed the approval of the taxpaying public to proceed. Yes, from the beginning of Perkins Schools this fundamental right has been used. Now, this board wants you to give away that check and balance.

It is always a bad precedent to give up your rights to a bureaucrats. The school board's job is to oversee the financial needs of the school. Not control the process and eliminate the taxpaying public's vote.

ohioredbabe

It is your OPINION that the BOE and super have lost the trust of much of the community. FACT: You do not speak for the entire community.

Wald

FACT: Neither do you.

ohioredbabe

Wald - congratulations you have made a factual statement. I do not speak for anyone else but myself.

So what are your suggestions so that the 18 teachers are not contributing to the unemployment rate. This is a real problem that needs a real solution.

Vote4Perkins

That is not a fact...you can't prove that.

Bherrle

Wald - again, negatively spinning mis-information. Nothing was stolen. Nothing was done secretively. Three public meetings were held on the millage move. How many meetings should they have had?

I'm sorry that you feel manipulated. It is your choice to feel that way.

Bherrle

Wald,

The Funds were not stolen. I understand you disagree with the move, but it was the board's decision to make, not the voters. The board didn't have to, but it held three public meetings on the issue, before voting on it. Perkins is not the only school district moving millage. It is a very sound economic/financial decision.

Wald

I'm sorry you feel that it is a sound decision to take away the taxpayers' rights. As for me, I'll continue to support the democratic process, not dictatorship.

Bherrle

Wald,

You (and some others) and I will just have to agree to disagree on the status of taxpayers rights. I don't feel anyone's rights are being taken away. I'd love to explain in more depth in person.

Strong Schools ...

Wow...nothing was stolen. It is like moving money form your checking account to your savings account! People do it everyday to pay the bills. You may not trust the board but it is a poor excuse to not vote for the students. Take it out on the board in November! Wald, Why don't you run for the board? Support the students and vote yes!

44870 South

Don't be bullied into passing this levy. Vote "NO".

RMyer

No money was "stolen", no crime committed. Certainly not unprecedented in the state to move inside millage to provide for capital improvements due to lack of levies passing. The inside millage, or "unvoted" millage is provided by the state constitution and school boards have the authority to use it for operations or permanent improvement funds provided they have open, public discussions and those requirements were met. You may disagree with it, but it is not a crime.

Boards are responsible for facilities and district education policy. This board (and three separate reviews since 2008) recognizes that we have infrastructure problems that need addressed. This board has also made it known that not addressing the building issues and putting it off for some other board to deal with is not acceptable to them. I support their position; it was not an easy issue to take on as can be evidenced by the types of comments that appear on here. What is interesting to me is that there are shockingly few people who contact a board member directly to discuss this (even during the deliberation stage before the millage was moved)-I suspect that the majority of posters on here making comments have not done so.

The only other two options for facility renovation/construction are (1) ignore the issue, or (2) pass bond levies for each building. Going that route will cost all of us more taxes; I am not in favor of that. Are you willing to support and encourage the majority of taxpayers to support an operational levy of 5-6 mills, plus an additional 6-8 mills for the high school, then in 25-30 years (or sooner) another bond levy of 6-8 mills for the next building and so on (plus operational levies as needed)? I do not want to pay more for something that can be accomplished for less. It is already a higher cost at 6.73 mills vs. 4.98 mills just a few months ago, and that after having gone through a second round of layoffs and program cuts and increase to participate in extracurriculars. It will only get more expensive the longer we delay; I cannot support that.

Wald

I didn't read your post, as I'm sure it's the same old propaganda. As I said, we'll have to agree to disagree.

ohioredbabe

So what are your solutions?

DLK

I'll make it simple for ya....don't build.

ohioredbabe

I really don't need simple answers. I am an educated person and I like to make informed decisions. What are your solutions for the 18 teachers that are going to be unemployed? How do we prevent them from becoming unemployed?

Resident51

Oh oh, I have an answer for that one. Move inside millage back where it belongs....and use it to "operate" as it was intended.

If you want to blame someone for 18 people losing their jobs, programs being cut, pay to play fees....blame the board for their lofty ideas (stadium, laptop, inside millage, new school) before their employees.

I'll make myself clear, I do not want anyone to lose their job.

ohioredbabe

You have not given a solution. I am not looking for anyone to blame. Decisions that have been made are the past. We need to move forward with benefical ideas and solutions.

Vote4Perkins

Don't build...and then what? What would you do with the deteriorating buildings? What happens when you can't afford to keep patching?

RMyer

Wald: I am sorry you feel that way. I try to present my stance based on facts, evidence, and what makes the most sense to me given the situation. Reasoned debate/disagreement is healthy and should be encouraged; innuendo, name-calling, false accusations, character attacks, and purposeful misinformation should be discouraged (unfortunately, anonymous commenting encourages those), and we should work to eliminate those from our discussions at all levels.

Resident51

**sigh** RMyer, you spend too much time debating here, but you're not going to change the no vote. I hope Gunner pats you on the back for a job well done...but let's face it, he cares more about facilities than he does his people. Step away from the computer. Go enjoy the sunshine today. Visit your local amusement park. Go on a date. Do SOMEthing.

Vote4Perkins

Resident 51...you are on here a lot too.

ohioredbabe

It is called passion. Passion for our children passion for our education system passion for our community. WE are not here to change the minds of the vote no people. WE are here to help encourage real solutions. WE are tired to your cynical voices being the only ones heard in this forum. And WE are not looking for pats on the back from the super or the board. WE are here to encourage a positive future for the Perkins Community. WE do not want the Perkins School System and Community to cease to exist.

DLK

Yawn.

Stop drinking the Koolaid.

Strong Schools ...

I appreciate that RMeyer is on this blog stating the facts and keeping the public informed. Keep up the great work RMyer!

Bherrle

I agree Strong Schools, RMyer is doing a great job laying out the facts.

Strong Schools ...

I bet it is hard to read the truth because you can't argue with it. Don't be stubborn and stop holding grudges. Vote Yes!

44870 South

Don't be bullied into passing this levy. Vote "NO".

Tool Box

Fact: Voting NO especially since I just learned yesterday at the Fun Flop that Gunner is tacking on an additional 2mill to the August levy! I did not drink the Kool-aid yesterday like the rest of the robots!

ohioredbabe

Are you referring to the Perkins Fun Fest? I don't believe you that you were there. There was not a Kool-aid stand set up. And there definately were not any robots. Oh wait. You are trying to make a funny. You are trying to compare our community and school system with Jonestown. That terrible event where hundreds of people died by committing suicide. I do not find you humorous. That was a horrific event in history. Your sarcasim and attempts at humorous are not helping our community or our future.

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