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...

OK Bob! It's been fun!!! no go back to work!!

bobshumway92

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lovingmysoccerm...

Yep! You nailed it Bob! Your to smart for me!!! Cheers!!!!

bobshumway92

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lovingmysoccerm...

cheers!!!

goodtime1212

I am with you Bob, its my job to raise my own kids.

Strong Schools ...

Are you kidding! It is important for our children to get a well rounded education and that includes academics, arts, and athletics. I am totally willing to pay $25 a month if that means our children can get a quality education and have multiple opportunities. We need to come together as a community and teach these students that eduction is important and a priority. Vot yes and support the students!

DLK

Blah blah blah

goodtime1212

I am not kidding. my first priority is to take care of MY family. I don't need to pay 25 a month to teach my kids that education is, working hard and having respect for others is important. The fact that you are able to help pay for other kids to learn this in school and not home is awesome for you. Also I don't care if its 10 cents a month I would vote NO until there is a new board and Mr. Gunner is gone

goodtime1212

The communication guy makes over 65 thousand a year holy crap, I think that's more then the Fire chief makes.

EZOB

Just goes to show that we thought it couldn't get any worse than Sheeri Bucceri or Bush and along comes O'Bama and Gunner. Gunner has to go. When is the next election? What, we didn't get to vote him in? Wow, we have to make sure there are no retired teachers involved with the financials of the school. The degrees in sports and teaching chinese along with several other almost worthless subjects have brought the negativity. Perkins has "Dumbed Down" and it is very evident. You'll always have people who achieve on their own no matter but the emphasis put on sports causes negativity.

Bherrle

15th Green,

Teacher pay info you asked for based on my comment that Perkins teachers are not the highest paid.

Starting Teacher Salary – Bachelor’s Degree, 0 Years Experience

Source of Information – State Employment Relations Board Web Site (www.serb.state.oh.us)

School
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14

Clyde
$33,570
Unavailable
Unavailable

Danbury
$37,791
$38,547
Unavailable

Edison
Unavailable
$31,174
$34,043

Huron
$34,278
$34,620
$34,967

Margaretta
$33,335
$33,335
Unavailable

Oak Harbor
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable

Perkins
$36,094
$36,094
$36,094

Port Clinton
$33,788
$34,463
Unavailable

Sandusky
$34,820
$35,516
Unavailable

Vermilion
$31,710
$31,710
Unavailable

Question: Teacher Average Salaries

Can you compare the “average” salary for all teachers within a school system to those other schools?

Answer:

Average Teacher Salary (2011-12)

Source of Information – CUPP Report, Ohio Department of Education (education.ohio.gov)

School
Average Salary

Clyde
$57,762

Danbury
$68,826

Edison
$58,665

Huron
$58,855

Margaretta
$54,318

Oak Harbor
$62,686

Perkins
$60,209

Port Clinton
$56,826

Sandusky
$61,860

Vermilion
$56,316

bobshumway92

B Hurl go away. No one cares.

Strong Schools ...

We all care! These are our children we are talking about. The teachers have taken a pay freeze for the last three years and sacrificed a lot on their insurance. I am proud that the teachers that educate my children are supportive and believe in the educational process. Support the students!

Pirate Mom

Bob...of course we care! Your claims that our teachers are making obscene amounts in their pay just isn't true. We pay them in line with surrounding districts but haven't stepped up to fund it. As more retire the average will come down. Now is the time! Vote yes on August 6.

fifteenthgreen

Thanks. Now what are the state testing rankings for all of these schools in comparison?

Bherrle

Go ahead 15th, I'll let you provide that info.

fifteenthgreen

Just did!

Strong Schools ...

Where?

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%

Pirate Mom

Bob...of course we care! Your claims that our teachers are making obscene amounts in their pay just isn't true. We pay them in line with surrounding districts but haven't stepped up to fund it. As more retire the average will come down. Now is the time! Vote yes on August 6.

Suitcase Simpson

I find it amazing that when I post about teachers refusing to take competency exams in the subjects they teach, we continually have a couple of the overpaid teachers explain that they took a general apptitude test when they were hired! BUT they and their union refuse to allow teachers to take any exam in the subjects they teach! Obviously, they couldn't pass such an exam and that is why Perkins is now one of the most poorly rated districts in the midwest! They really should be ashamed of themselves.

bobshumway92

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believeit

Continue to state incorrect comments. To get certification to even teach at all requires multiple exams in their subject area (Praxis exams). And Perkins is far from one of the most poorly rated districts. If they were, why would they be the only district in the county to have a waiting list for students to want to enroll (although all have open enrollment)? I'll give you credit for your trolling skills, but your statements are way too over the top to be credible.

Strong Schools ...

The teachers need to take state certified exams called the Praxis in order to get their license. The exams are in the specific area in which they teach. They are not allowed to set foot in a classroom until they take and pass the exam. Also, the teachers have to constantly go back to school to stay certified or else they loose their license. Our teacher are very educated and highly qualified. And, a great majority of their continuing education is paid out of their pocket.

Suitcase Simpson

Bherrle,
Thank you so much for proving our point. Perkins teachers are vastly overpaid. All those other schools are higher rated than Perkins and their teachers properly educated their students for lower salaries! VOTE NO with a cherry on top!

Bherrle

Please provide the information you are basing this statement on.

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%

Here is a brief explanation of the Value-Added Measure.
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 Effective
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
04-05 Effective
05-06 Continuous Improvement
06-07 Continuous Improvement
07-08 Effective
08-09 Effective
09-10 Excellent
10-11 Effective
11-12 Effective

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 ...

Perkins missed an excellent rating in two areas. It's not like the school district did a poor job educating our children. I am proud of the Perkins education. Vote yes and support the students!

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