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

beborcott

who cares

Cowboy

Could a tax increase supporter please explain how Gunner calculated the $730 per sport fee?

On the Q&A page on the Perkins Schools website, he provided a chart that shows $454,043 in athletic department costs. This is divided by the 622 student participants for a rate of $730 per student.

However, Gunner did not take into account the revenues that are generated by the athletic department. According to Mike Strohl's (Athletic Director) response on the Q&A forum, athletics generates revenue of $142,194. Plus $5,000 per season from the PABC.

This puts Perkins Athletics at a $296,849 annual operating loss (454,043-142,194-5,000-5,000-5,000). The $296k loss divided by the 622 participants shows a $477 fee per participant would cover the operating loss of the athletic department and also pay for the AD and assistant's salary.

Why then did Gunner and board choose to use the $730. Could it be that the $730 fee would likely have a much larger negative impact and cause more parents to vote yes to avoid the fee than a $477 fee? Nah, Gunner and Board don't use scare tactics like that!

Princess87

Another bad move for Perkins... Doesn't Dr. Gunner know that he couldn't handle elementary students. He has a hard time dealing with parents in a respectful manner. To top it all off the teachers have very little respect for him. Now he is going to high school... really??? That is how disconnected the system really is. The superintendent needs to be more invovled in the everyday process of the school. More visible. Most young students have no clue who he is. Successful superintendents and principals are connected to the system and the students. Not these two. Bring Gastier back...

Bherrle

Princess,

What events (or individuals) do you refer to when you state "he couldn't handle elementary students. He has a hard time dealing with parents in a respectful manner. To top it all off the teachers have very little respect for him." ?

eriemom

She is right.

Strong Schools ...

I have friends that have children at Meadowlawn and they have been very happy with the changes. I do not feel this is a bad move at all. What teachers do not have respect for him? Some people may not agree with everything but this is the first I have heard this.

believeit

Certainly you are entitled to your opinion, but from talking to people (including teachers that I know), your opinion is a minority. Most are bummed that he is leaving Meadowlawn to join the high school. And your connection to Gunner is a reach. How many young students know who the superintendent of their district is?

Princess87

Many know..

Princess87

Believeit~ You must be taking to a small group of teachers. Stanfield has a difficult time with communicating. He is hardly ever availiable after school becasue he has appointments with his children. I certainly understand family obligations, however when you take a position such as a principal you have to expect that you will be putting in more time than a teacher and making all kinds of sacrifices. The way he handled the dismissal of the 5th grade Science teacher was aweful. She too was may childrens favorite teacher and the OAA Science scores were always advanced. Don't kid yourself not a good move.

donutshopguy

Princess,

You can't be connected to the students and parents if you don't live in the community. This is just a job to Mr. Gunner. He has no vested interest this community. Never has, never will. That is acceptable to the present school board. It's not acceptable to me.

Bherrle

DSG,

Respectfully, have you sat down and talked with Dr. Gunner? I totally disagree with your assessment that "This is just a job to Mr. Gunner. He has no vested interest this community. Never has, never will."

underthebridge

dsg has mentioned multiple times that he's met with Mr. Gunner.

Bherrle

Thank you Under. I'm glad he has, and if that's still his opinion after having done so then I respect it, although I still disagree with it.

Princess87

Well stated

Princess87

Exactly

underthebridge

I wonder who is suing the school district now. They did not renew the contract of Meadowlawn teacher recently and there is the case of the coach/teacher from Briar.

Bherrle

Anyone can sue anyone in this society, it doesn't take much to create a lawsuit. For very frivilous reasons sometimes.

Strong Schools ...

People sue for anything nowadays. Why is this being brought up on this blog?

underthebridge

It is being brought up on the blog because the article states that after the open portion of the meeting, the BOE went into executive session to discuss possible litigation.

eriemom

I don't know what happened about the coach. Anybody? The Meadowlawn science teacher was both of my kids favorite teacher. Does anyone know why they didn't renew her contract? The Meadowlawn prinicipal actually yelled at me during a meeting when trying to get the math teacher to communicate with me.

underthebridge

Coach Hiss was suspended with pay from her teaching position and relieved of her duties as Girls CC & Track Coach after she was accused of giving lidocaine (prescription) pain patches to students. She states the students stole the patches.

eriemom

This is old news, underthebridge. What happened beyond that?

underthebridge

Her coaching position was temporarily filled and then advertised presumably for next school year. As of yet, her suspension from her teaching duties has not been lifted. Where the district may have difficulty is in giving very different discipline to the male coach who admitted to offering prescription medication to a student only months earlier.

eriemom

"difficulty is in giving very different discipline"

This is exactly what I thought when I read about it last May. The district has a problem with this overall. They do tend to discriminate and play favorites so this could be why the board met with a lawyer. More cost to us.

believeit

Where does discrimination come into play? Coach Hiss has been a respected coach for many years. How could that be if playing favorites or discrimination is involved. Lawyers are involved because it is legal issue. How is that difficult to understand?

lifetimeresident

It wasnt Hartley was it?

lifetimeresident

It wasnt Hartley was it?

eriemom

"It wasnt Hartley was it?"
That did what? I have heard some negative comments about him from friends, but I don't know much first hand. I know he is the math teacher and he taught a science class for the last 2 years. Could explain the scores??

underthebridge

donutshopguy - did you have any students doing pro-levy canvassing in your neighborhood this past week?

samiam

We did. The young man tried to hand me a card promoting the levy. I handed it back to him and said he could keep it. Another of their ploys to get people to feel sorry "for the kids" and vote for the levy. Bet they send the kids to the OVH also to try to sway their votes.

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