Stand with Perkins students

Mar 13, 2013

Excerpt from the editorial in Tuesday's Register: Perkins High School students learning French have been united in their interest in saving the program.

“If the only class left is Spanish, where does that leave me?” Junior Karla Camargo said. “Academics should always come first.”

We agree.

While the school board says it is inevitable some cuts will need to be made regardless of May’s levies, we stand with Camargo and all of the other foreign language supporters in defense of those vital academic programs.

Read the rest of this editorial plus Chuck Hoefert on today's editorial page. Get the e*Paper or buy a Register at a newsstand near you.


Tool Box

I'll stand with the students and VOTE NO!


You want to learn spanish go to norwalk and hang out at the taco joint, Thats easy.

Truth or Fiction

To the students of Perkins, you are entitled to your opinion and I commend you on your active participation. Please do not take negative statements by some on this thread as the mood of the entire community. Many understand the severity of the problem and will vote yes on May 7.


I am not trying to take them as the mood of the entire community. I am simply just asking how it would be with us? Haha, not trying to start a fight!


For the sake of the community, VOTE NO!

nosey rosey

Until you are old enough to vote and pay property taxes, you have no right to an opinion. Maybe study civics in your spare time because school funding in this state has been proven unconstitutional twice. It's everyone's duty to vote no on all school levies put before them. If parents can't bring themselves to tell their kids no, I certainly can.


I like you.


Ohh.... I have no opinion about my future..... Ok.....


You have an opinion, you just don't have any say so just yet.

In the USA we have these laws that have age requirements. I don't and never have always agreed with them, but they are still there and we basically have to listen to them or have problems with those who govern us.

What is your proposition and where is your thesis? Do you have any experience in program management or did you just come to voice your understated and under aged opinion?


You're joking, right? I haven't heard anything remotely like a "thesis" on these comment boards. Of course the student has a right to an opinion. This decision affects him. And, in fact, even if the decision DIDN'T affect him, he is still allowed to have an opinion. That's what's great about this country. So don't act like that. It doesn't mean that his opinion will amount to much, as he doesn't pay taxes and isn't old enough to vote (the 2nd is an assumption that he is under 18, though some kids are 18 in high school)... But seriously. Calm down the antagonistic tone, would ya?


Why so SERIOUS!? lol Just because we want something, doesn't mean we get it. That was my point and my opinion.


VOTE YES! Invest in your schools and community.


VOTE NO! Invest in your schools and community.

Tool Box

VOTE NO! invest in stocks and bonds instead!


Stand with the students' parents! VOTE NO! Protect home budgets. Parents educate your children to not allow themselves to be used as tools for the propaganda machine of the school board.

Students certainly have a right to their opinion, but have NO SAY in the vote for ravishment of our wallets unless they are 18 or older and have the right to vote.

I wish articles using children as such tool would quit. Trying to make voters that do not support the shanghiing of our family incomes look like the "bad" guys is incongruous. Even family courts don't allow putting kids in the middle!



oldpirate, look at your county auditor page or your tax bill to see how much of your property taxes already GO TO THE SCHOOLS! We ALREADY ARE INVESTING! AND WE ALREADY SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS! I don't know about you, but volunteering school projects & boosters, paying for school supplies for my kids classrooms, paying for events, fundraisers, volunteering and attending community events and committees makes me a pretty good supporter and "investor."

Kottage Kat

Please check voting laws on regard to age
18 yr olds can vote issues only???


You got me to look, KK, Thanks, I could not find anything regarding "issues only." Anybody else?
To vote in Ohio, you must meet the following requirements:[1]

You are a citizen of the United States;
You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general election. (If you will be 18 on or before November 6, you may vote in the primary election to nominate candidates, but you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18);
You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States;
You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws.

Kottage Kat

Thanks for the info.
I am on a phone
No internet



You are very short sighted. Do you think you financially hurt Gunner or any board member by voting no. They won't be affected. You only yourself if you have kids in school. The levy will pass at some point.The only thing in question is how much damage the naysayer's wish to impose. You anger is misdirected. If you are upset about taxation direct your anger to the state level.


Actually I am INSIGHTED, oldpirate... and have researched fiscal reports etc. I have seen where my district has made their cuts and why. During construction and remodeling of several schools, cuts were made in education re: instructional supplies-textbooks, workbooks, bus fuel etc not to mention an increase in the electric bill due to new buildings and air conditioning etc. 'So much' for putting education first (before real estate.)

So who is "standing with the students?" Moms and Dads are the only ones that have their backs. Vote no to protect yours and their pocketbooks and the kids' future taxes!

Go Figure

The SR continues to amaze me by using children as a propaganda tool to win over a few votes. Parents, if education comes first, try St. Mary’s.


The teachers and school are on another brain washing campaign! If your child comes home and advises you that you should vote yes just tell them. Okay, now you are going to pay for the levy. I'm spending 300 dolars less on school clothes and activities that I pay. You need to get a part time job and pay the difference in my taxes the rest of my life "OR" shut up and don't tell your parents how they should run their house. When you are supporting yourself and maybe family, vote however you choose.



Are you willing to have people in your community lose their homes so you can have what you want?

Are you willing to have people in your community not be able to purchase their medication or needed food so you can have what you want?

As an adult you must think of all these possible ramifications when you enter a voting booth.

I am interested in your thoughts in regards to these two questions


vote yes


Vote no