Jul 30, 2013

What are the financial particulars of Perkins Schools?

Can you obtain financial information for Perkins Schools? This would help myself and others make an educated decision for the Aug. 6 levy vote. Doug in Perkins Township.

The question sought to answer exactly how much each Perkins Schools official — including teachers, administrators, staff members, and elected school board members — makes in addition to inquiries about the athletics budget.

Perkins Schools treasurer Lisa Crescimano provided the Register with numerous documents detailing this. To view the information, click any one of the files attached.

The district is proposing a 10-year, 6.73 mill emergency levy to taxpayers a week from today. If approved, the levy would generate $2.88 million per year to fund day-to-day operations for Perkins Schools, including employee salaries and benefits.
 
If approved in a week, the levy will cost the owners of a $100,000 home an additional $206 per year. That same homeowner currently pays $998 a year in school taxes.
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Comments

Bherrle

Cowboy,

Funding his meals? How so? Also, how can you guarantee a levy will pass when Dr. Gunner is gone?

fifteenthgreen

I can't believe the administration and Gunner are making nearly the equivalent to most of the teachers. Unbelievable! I think we may have found another problem area.

Be Positive-Vote Yes

Cowboy, you need to understand that Gunner should not be factored into the August voters decision. That vote on him and the BOE can be made in November, HOWEVER the vote on the levy this August CANNOT be put on hold. It will cost all of us way more money after this August to pass a levy since the state is not reimbursing schools for levies after November this year.That means we have one more chance people to get this thing passed before it hurts not only our pocket book but our student's education. Perkins cannot continue to be an effective and excellent school district if students are not provided we'll rounded opportunities to learn. If aug. fails and you take away the arts, ex curriculars, if student have to pay to play, and the number of students keep heavily outweighing the number of teachers, Perkins will in fact not hold its value anymore- and guess what that means- neither will your home. That means that this levy affects EVERYONE living in the district. Not just parents of students. People pay more to live here because of Perkins continuing excellence throughout our past-lets not change this for our Future. Have PRIDE in your community! Vote FOR a BETTER COMMUNITY, a better school, for the future that will one day take care of you, and if your that selfish, you even have the reasons to vote YES for yourself! VOTE YES! Make the difference!

bobshumway92

What a joke!

beborcott

Hmmmm. I wonder what that levy will do to the property taxes in that development. Could you shed any light on that?

Cowboy

Do the math... It will cost the owners of a $100,000 home an additional $206 per year. How much are the houses back there $900,000? So that would increase their taxes $1,854 a year. That in addition to the additional taxes for the police levy that was recently passed. WOW!

BooBeeDo

I went to the Erie County Auditors website and did a search for Autumn Ridge Lane.They all pay at least 5k a year in real estate tax.
A 400k home would have it's taxes RISE by about $800 per year.

bobshumway92

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underthebridge

Small suggestion to the pro-levy supporters who want us to believe these funds will not go for building facilities: TAKE DOWN THE SIGN BY THE STADIUM THAT SAYS FUTURE SITE BLAH BLAH BLAH! (And by the way, we get that the facility issue will eventually need to be addressed.)

Bherrle

UAB,

If you get that the facility issue will need to be addressed, then what's your point?

beborcott

VOTE NO!!!!

Bherrle

Vote Yes.

madeline10

VOTE NO FOR PERKINS SCHOOLS!

Bherrle

A no vote is not a vote "for the schools." Vote Yes for Perkins Schools, to continue the strong programs this community has come to expect.

bobshumway92

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True Blue

There will be wage increases starting in 2014 for Perkins schools. I wonder if KBI will get any raises. Oh, they won't. They're going to close in 2014. Until this area stops losing jobs, I won't vote for any school levy.

Cowboy

If this levy passes KBI will close up for sure! Not good for the economy!

believeit

Not related.

fifteenthgreen

If they don't pass this thing before that happens, it will NEVER pass! The entire community might as well pack up or find a way to get the industry and jobs lost...back!

Bherrle

I don't see the connection, please explain.

Cowboy

You wouldn't because you are drinking the Kool-aid!

Bherrle

Please connect the dots for me, how are those two related?

KBI is in trouble because companies are buying what they make cheaper elsewhere.

How is does the school levy vote affect KBI?

bobshumway92

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registerer

I do not live in this district but just throwing this out there. From what I have read if the levy fails the "pay to play" for sports will be around $700 is that correct? If so wouldn't it be cheaper to vote for the levy? Just curious about the thoughts on this.

Cowboy

Actually don't believe everything the BOE tells you, that's what got us in this situation in the first place. The $700 figure is a scare tactic. And if they do actually implement this, every dollar will be scrutinized by us! And if we find that they are overcharging us then we will call them on the carpet in a law suit! You can bet we will hold the school accountable for every dollar if we have to pay $700 a sport per kid! I would not want to be the treasurer!

Bherrle

Cowboy,

With due respect, it is sounding like you do want to be the treasurer.

"every dollar will be scrutinized by us!"

This BOE has the best interests of the entire Perkins community in mind. Hard decisions had to made, and continue to have to be made. Please detail for us, what you would have done differently, and would do in the future, that addresses all the issues?

Bherrle

Registerer,

From a pure math standpoint, for a parent with a child who plays one sport, unless that parent owns a home over $350,000, then yes, it would be cheaper to vote yes, for that parent.

However, the larger issue is that Perkins has not passed a levy in 13 years, and state funding continues to drop. Facility issues need to be addressed, and we need to maintain the strong programs that Perkins offers now.

senioritis

And how many of you either in the KBI parking lot (working there) or on here complaining about the fear of KBI closing have American-made cars?

goodtime1212

My American made truck has more parts made over seas then my wife's Not American Made S.U.V. But my truck is assembled in United Sates.

believeit

Honda Accords and most Acuras are the most "American-made" cars in the country (not to mention Ohio - ask anyone who lives in Columbus)

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