Read more about the meeting in Thursday's Sandusky Register.
As always, Jason, great pictures, including the ability to see the slide presentation that was given. Nice work!!!!! Was there a question and answer period from the small crowd gathered?
Nobody cares. It's not gonna pass. The majority of the taxpayers think you all are nuts for even thinking either levy would
pass. What a joke!
Something stinks here....
If you look at what the cost is for a $150,000 house it is $261.45 a year. Is that on TOP of what you normally pay in taxes already? If so....WOW.
That is a chunck of change for someone already paying the high cost of taxes in Perkins Twp. Then add on the cost of the new fire levy and a possible levy for Police? WHEW. I would vote for a police levy, but you would have to be NUTS to add an almost $300 per year addition to your taxes over 10 years to your taxes for a new school. That is a LOT of money to pay. We were looking at houses out there. Your taxes are not cheap.
Why not try and raise some money in other ways BEFORE asking for the taxpayers to pony up this kind of cash? This is excessive if you ask me....which no one did....but wow, that is a lot of cash to pay out.
Granted its $130.73 a half, but that is still a great deal of money. What about those who have houses with a higher tax ratio than $150,000 on their property. What about those who's property is worth $190 to $200,000 out there? I would hate to see what THEIR cost is going to be.
This isn't being thought through very well. I would have thought the board would have brought up ways of raising money BEFORE asking the taxpayers to assume the lions share of the cost. This just doesn't make much sense. Not at all. And they want new "digs" too? Why? Give them room in the old school building to save money. Don't take it all down. Be conservative on some of this. Why do they need anything better than that?
Nope, this isn't going to fly no matter how much honey they drop on it. No way. Not in this economy.
If renovation is started, then the entire building must be brought up to current code: all asbestos tiles removed and replaced, all outside pipes holding electrical wiring would have to be moved in side, any other items (plumbing, etc.) would have to be brought up to code. That is why the cost to build new would more sense than trying to renovate and having to fix all the other code issues.
that may be, but can all the people in Perkins afford to pay this much per year on their taxes? Really? Just wondering. I have no special interest in Perkins as I do not live there, but I was just wondering. It seems excessive at 10 years. Can they stretch this to 20 years to make it less expensive?
Dont forget the open enrollment kids. We have to pay for the new school for them, oh and all the renters.
Renters don't mean a thing....the people who own the house still pay the property tax. Didn't you know that? Renters may not pay it, but the property owners still must pay it. I don't know where people think that because a property is rented out no tax is paid, because that simply isn't true. The OWNER of that property STILL must pay it. They own it.
Open enrollment kids, their taxes come to you.
WIREDMAMA222, Guess I said that wrong that wrong, I knew the renters didnt pay tax.
Thought there would be no open enrollment?
Do you realize how much money oe kids bring to the district? Apparently not!
I didn't attend the meeting but there's no way I'm going to vote yes. They expect me to pay an extra $650/yr? Think again! We have already been forced to give up our Plum Brook CC membership in favor of Briarcrest. My family has taken steps to make the best of it, I suggest Perkins schools do the same.
My taxes are already $3,300. $275 a month! We can't sell because of the high taxes.
I want to know if the teachers get a kick back if the levy passes. Teacher's were knocking at my door and calling me all the time trying to convince me to vote for the Levy. VERY pushy, was a huge turn off.
Their kickback comes when the next collective bargaining agreement is made.
I don't get the "can't sell because of the high taxes". Perkins has the second lowest tax burden for schools in the Erie County, and the tax burden is well below the state average for school tax burden. Additionally, a majority of the property tax in Perkins is paid by commercial property owners, not residential as in most other communities. In ten years (timing of the emergency levy) the TIFF arrangement for Kalahari and Lake Crest expire at which time the district will receive the property tax dollars now being use to pay for infrastructure along 250. But, the district has to get thru the next ten years without gutting the school system and its programs.
Teachers do not get a kickback, probably the dumbest question I've heard!
Is it possible to have a vote of no confidence and remove Gunner?
I had a Perkins teacher call and ask me to support the levy. I told her I would if she gave me an extra $400 to help me pay my new taxes. That got her off the phone in a hurry! Vote no 'til Gunner goes.
The SR allows an article by Alex Kinsel that is way, way over the 300 word maximum. He lives in California which is really a beauty of a state to be giving financial advice to anyone. I just wonder where his parents happen to be employed. Could it be they are teachers? The mother making over 67,000 and the Father 82,000. Come on SR, why do the readers and bloggers almost continually have to do the Homework.
Build the new school with the walking path so the kids can walk. The roads will soon deteriorate. Let the kids arm themselves because there won't be any police to protect them on the paths but they'll have a nice new school.
SR allowed Kinsel to go over 300 I can only imagine, because they recently lost their columnist and were looking for something to fill the page. It doesn't matter that Kinsel is the son of teachers. The writing had very little to do with education or money. It was about civic responsibility.
But man, his parents sure are loaded. Loaded teachers. No wonder he's always posting pictures of boat rides online.
Just kidding. I only know him in passing (played tennis for opposite schools) but he's articulate and funny. Guessing that's why the Register went with it.
Maybe if you spent a little less time doing homework about people writing to the editor parents (which was 1 yahoo seach. 2 mins, tops) you'd have time to do the actual homework abt what's happening in your community.
This just shows local government is not the only one drinking the "raise taxes" flavored kool aid. Local school boards and government councils always find ways to squander tax dollars---always easier to spend someone elses money.
It saddens me to see so many Perkins residence agains the Perkin's School Levy. I can't believe that families are not supporting their own kids. A poor school district only leads to a poor community-including lower property values. How can people of this community attend the school events and pretend to be such proud PIRATE FANS, and then turn around and ignore the needs of the school. I attend many school events in numerous SBC schools, and I am ashamed to say that Perkins has some of the poorest facilities in the area. Perkins has many outstanding academic programs and a beautiful new stadium. Now let's bring our schools up to standards too. In the end you will all benefit from a yes vote!
You've got a lot of nerve, I'll give you that. How dare you ask the average homeowner to contribute an extra $22/month towards Gunner's folly. With that money I could feed a family of 4 dinner at Wendy's or fill up 6 gallon gas can. Maybe you have that kind of money to throw around, but kindly remove your hand from my wallet!
22 a month, it's called managing your money!
Does anyone remember the amount of tax collections the school appropriated from its funds for the new football stadium?
Suerat - I don't think people don't support their schools just because they are against a facilities levy. I do think they are saying the district needs to get its house in order before they ask for more money.
Hey Suerat, maybe Perkins should have thought about the schools before building that "beautiful new stadium". Priorities. Something Perkins obviously doesn't have.
I believe education is the easiest and least expensive way to improve your lot in life. I believe in personal responsibility to use the resources available provided by the community.
I don't believe bricks and mortar have significant effect on that education. If the community believes the facilities are adequate to provide students the resources needed to educate than that's it. It's the voting public's opinion not the board of education or the superintendent's.
Put it out to vote for a new building and let the chips fall as they may. Isn't that the ideals our country was founded on?
Didn't they just put it out for the people to vote on and we said no?
YOU are correct DONUTSHOPGUY.
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