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

lovingmysoccerm...

Sure, sounds great to me! but no bonus for weekends and holidays please!!!

sugar

Must be a Democrat. lol

lovingmysoccerm...

must be uneducated. lol!

bobshumway92

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believeit

Any day care center in the country charges per child. The illustration holds. Assuming a waitress does a good job, she would be paid by each patron. Nurses are paid their salary based on their contract, as are teachers. The point was that you were comparing teachers to babysitters (ones required to have master's degrees). Finland, a country often rated as having the best education system in world, puts their teachers on par with other professionals such as doctors and lawyers, with similar pay and prestige.

Strong Schools ...

I have a few teacher friends and none of them consider themselves "babysitters"! They go to school everyday and provide a qualirt education. My friends have been to trainings this summer so they can provide the best pracicies for their upcoming students. Also, they spend a lot of their summer getting materials ready for the new year. Teaching is NOT a 9-5 job. They work before and after school and come in on the weekends. They take their work home and sacrifice family time so other people's children can get a high quality education. AND they work throughout the summer. They continue their education because they are required to by the state and I want educated people teaching my children. The teachers have taken a pay freeze for the past three years and have given more on their insurance plans. Vote Yes!

Centauri

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.g...
1991 Att’y Gen. Op. No. 91-064

OAG 91-064 Pages 304-311

That took a long time to download. Try this instead:
http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.g...

Click on Opinions (pdf)

In the left column, you will see a list of opinions. Go down to no. 91-064. It is near the bottom of the left column.

sugar

I am glad I no longer live in Perkins, a bunch of phoney people acting like they are bucks deluxe Perkinites, hahaha the jobs to support your big tax hikes are not there, there is NO GM, there is NO Ford here anymore. What selfishness, some people will lose their homes so your kid can play sports. SMH

Strong Schools ...

No one will lose their home for $25 a month (if you live in a $150,000 home). It is all about priorities. My family is totally willing to give up a pizza night or a Starbuck coffee in order to provide a quaklity education for their kids. Sounds like you are not being fiscally responsible if $20-$25 a month is going to hurt you that bad. Vote yes!

samiam

That last sentence was totally uncalled for. Many people have already given up their Starbucks and pizzas. And even for fiscally responsible people there comes a breaking point. And sometimes $20-25 more a month could very well be that breaking point.

God Of Thunder

The school systems should start looking into high deductible insurance plans, and incorporate a health savings plan. Monthly premiums are much lower, the schools save money, and the poor teachers, making the wildly high salaries could start paying a fair share...

I've heard of the whining because they have to pay more than $20 as their share of the premium cost..Cry me a river..

Pirate Mom

Good suggestions that I believe have already been put into place. Again, as the Register to publish all county salaries. Or look here http://www.tos.ohio.gov/teacher_.... Being able to compare here and comment would be easier, though. Wildly high, I don't think so.

lovingmysoccerm...

wow! no comments on this yet! I bet the haters are surprised to see all the other districts salaries! Great site Pirate Mom!!!

fifteenthgreen

Lets see all the other district scores.

Bherrle

Go ahead 15th, please provide them?

fifteenthgreen

Ok.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/

Here is a brief overview of how Perkins has faired on the ODE District Report cards from the previous ODE link.

Furry
08-09 Effectiive
09-10 Excellent
10-11 Effective
11-12 Effective
Meadowlawn
08-09 Effective
09-10 Excellent w/Distinction
10-11 Effective
11-12 Effective
Briar
08-09 Excellent
09-10 Effective
10-11 Effective
11-12 Effective
HS
08-09 Excellent
09-10 Excellent
10-11 Excellent
11-12 Excellent
District (with additional years)
03-04 Effective (Buccieri)
04-05 Effective
05-06 Continuous Improvement
06-07 Continuous Improvement
07-08 Effective (Rechtenwald/Gunner)
08-09 Effective
09-10 Excellent
10-11 Effective
11-12 Effective

fifteenthgreen

http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/

District OH Rank Rating 11-12 10-11 Per.Ind Value Low Inc.

Edison Local Erie 247 A A 100.8 Met 33%
Huron City Erie 124 A A 103.7 Met 30%
Margaretta Erie 412 B A 97.6 Met 37%
Perkins Local Erie 391 B B 98 Below 33%
Vermilion Local Erie 371 A B 98.4 Met 41%
Port Clinton Ottawa 430 B B 97.2 Met 47%
Put-In-Bay Ottawa 21 A A 108.7 Met n/a
Danbury Local Ottawa 241 A A 101 Met 45%
Oak Harbor Ottawa 240 A+ A 101 Above 34%
Norwalk City Huron 332 B A 99.3 Met 49%
Sandusky City Erie 585 C C 86.5 Met 78%

fifteenthgreen

Ohio gives public schools and districts one of six ratings. The state does not award schools letter grades, but the official ratings can be roughly translated as follows:

Excellent With Distinction = A+
Excellent = A
Effective = B
Continuous Improvement = C
Academic Watch = D
Academic Emergency = F

Those grades are based on:
The percentage of students passing state tests;
How well students score on state tests;
For elementary and middle schools, a calculation showing how much progress students made in a particular school year;
Attendance rates;
High school graduation rates; and
Whether or not the school or district meets federal standards. (Those federal standards are called Adequate Yearly Progress and include reading and math test passing rates and test participation, attendance and graduation rates.)

Bherrle

15th,

It has been previously explained in other article blogs why one shouldn't hang their hat on the above information. You choose to continue to use this information as being black and white, which is misleading.

Strong Schools ...

Your suggestions are reality and everyone across the board has made these concessions. Everyone inluding teachers, staff, and adminsatrators have sacrificed. Check your facts before you post. Vote yes!

lovingmysoccerm...

oh "dear" sugar! you are a smart one! I lOVE to play games and I can afford for my kids to play games! Perkins is glad you no longer live here my dear!!!

sugar

Good then you'll have no problem when the people of Perkins defeat your tax hike.

lovingmysoccerm...

thanks for the entertainment sugar!!! Maybe, sugar daddy?

sugar

Awww, truth always befuddles the less fortunate, of mind that is.

lovingmysoccerm...

lol!!!

bobshumway92

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lovingmysoccerm...

bhaahaaaa! dont believe in credit cards and only 13 years left on my mortgage! BTW, I like a nice cold beer!!!! cheers!!!

bobshumway92

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lovingmysoccerm...

if that is the way it turns out tuesday, I am prepared to pay BUT i have faith in the educated, well informed citizen of Perkins! VOTE YES!! and CHEERS again Bob!!

bobshumway92

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