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

Edwin Ison

Vote yes for a new Perkins School Campus.

Edwin Ison

Ok, let us try a different tact.

If this levy is not for a new building, then after this levy has passed, another NEW additional levy will be needed to build a new campus.

Right Bherrle?

Edwin Ison

Bherrle makes frantic calls about how to answer above question.

sugar

hahahahaha, need a good laugh!

Bherrle

Bherrle had stepped away from his computer, and home, for a few hours. He called no one, but nice try.

citizen

No, no, no, no, no.

Don't you listen to our Savior, Dr. James Gunner?

Just this $6 million tax increase will:

1. Save our School District from financial ruin. Without this tax increase, Gunner will be forced to "dismantle the district"

AND

2. Build Gunner's new Academy buildings and facilities

Save the entire District's operations and new buildings and facilities. All with one $6 million tax increase.

If you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you.

Centauri

http://public-school-districts.f...
Perkins Schools information

http://www.perkinsschools.org/Do...
BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

http://www.perkinsschools.org/Do...
FIVE-YEAR FORECAST

http://www.perkinsschools.org/Do...
GENERAL FUND: YEAR TO DATE FY2013 COMPARED TO YTD FY2012

http://www.perkinsschools.org/Do...
PI CASH FLOW PROJECTIONS

http://www.perkins.k12.oh.us/Tre...

sugar

wow, this Bherrle person is most certainly a BOE troll, he has a retort to every post here. Wonder what bonus he was promised for a passing levy? Or perhaps he'll get a big plaque or a paving stone at the new school. lol

Bherrle

Nope, just a taxpaying citizen. I will get nothing personally if this levy. I speak because I want too.

Edwin Ison

Nah, he'll be the next transportation supervisor for the school district. He's just "networking".

Bherrle

LOL. Keep it up Edwin, keep making comments about me. If you have to make snide comments about me, then you must be lacking in the fact department.

Centauri

http://news.google.com/newspaper...
PERKINS HIGH SCHOOL 1961

http://news.google.com/newspaper...
PERKINS STADIUM 1961

Centauri

http://www.perkinsschools.org/Do...
Perkins District Boundaries (MAP)

sugar

You know that sign on Milan Rd. that reads Little Italy, in Sandusky? I think we can have a follow up to that. At the intersection of Perkins Ave. and Columbus Ave. at the used car dealer I am going to petition we erect a sign that reads Little Detroit as you enter the Hamptons...oops I mean Perkins Township. LMAO

EZOB

Bherrle,
The real reason? We keep saying no and you will not accept a no vote from the voters. That's the main reason. Every months you spend money to "throw" it at us again. How are children suppose to understand "NO" when you people don't know the definition.
Another: Gunner and the board continually go against the taxpayers. I don't see anything changing in the near future as in Washington D.C. You can't seem to understand what "Broke" really is. I'm guessing that voting "NO" on maybe the next half dozen levies "YOU PEOPLE" will start to realize what "YOU" have caused. Maybe, just maybe, it will be worth coming to a meeting where we are heard instaed of just counted in attendance. Yes, many of have attended but you haven't listened to us so I'll continue to vote "NO".

EZOB

I posted again without reading and corresting!
Sugar,
I want to smile but it hurts that a minority of people have put us in this whole. You know what hurts more? It has been done by an outsider brought in to bankrupt us. Brilliant people with all the education money can buy and not an ounce of "good ole common sense".

sugar

So true.

samiam

In the last 20 yrs my property taxes have gone up 276% while the value of my home has only gone up 146% in the last 25 yrs. That doesn't include the increase in utilities, home insurance, health insurance, fuel, sales taxes, etc. The federal government has increased the access charge and universal service fee on my phone bill this month without notice so I can provide for the "telecommunication needs of schools", among others. I voted NO. This well has run dry.

PyrkinsPyrate

whatever

donutshopguy

I get paid with gratification in the knowledge that I have offered different opinions that other people can ponder prior to making a decision that will effect them their whole lives while they live in this school district.

I don't have the ability to spend tax dollars for a special election to promote my agenda. I don't have the ability to spend tax dollars to print and mail propaganda pieces to community members to promote my agenda. So I question those with the agendas in this blog.

There is nothing wrong with questioning your government institutions.

Vote on Tuesday.

Bherrle

I agree Donut, there is nothing wrong with questioning. But what I see going on here is an attempt to control. Those are two different things.

donutshopguy

Hey, I was the 700th comment. I think I will buy myself lunch tomorrow to celebrate.

samiam

Wouldn't you buy yourself lunch anyway? Enjoy.

donutshopguy

Not if I could talk someone else into paying.

Resident51

Careful...you almost sound like a parent not wanting to pay to play. :)

Centauri

I only posted a small fraction of information for the Perkins School voters. After poring over all information that I was able to bring up, the moving of the inside millage, questions being evaded or tap danced around, the state of the economy, wasteful spending by the school, the $3.5 million loan, the ridiculous low valuations of most properties while some properties are over-valued and a list of other things.

I would advise a strong NO vote. The taxpayers are tapped out. More levies on the way in the future.

Mark your calendars and write some reminder notes to vote on AUGUST 6 this coming TUESDAY.

fifteenthgreen

Thank you for your research and hard work, Centauri.

Edwin Ison

I think Bherrle missed this previously.

Ok, let us try a different tact.

If this levy is not for a new building, then after this levy has passed, another NEW additional levy will be needed to build a new campus.

Right Bherrle?

believeit

On and on - the same dozen people making the same points. The only truth is that if this levy fails, it will cost you more money, regardless of who you get in to "fix the system". DSG himself could be the superintendent and he would still have to find a way to cover the cost of the states funding problems. Even he would eventually have to get a levy passed (there is no way around it, including when the state tells him it is necessary), and it will be more expensive for the same funds. Meanwhile, watch what happens to the programs of the schools, the facilities themselves, and the community as a whole. Enjoy your conspiracy theories, personal hate for individuals you do not know (or have probably never even tried to engage in conversation) and pride in bringing down a school district in the name of constitutional rights (really?). You may have the solutions (though we never hear those), but it will be years before a recovery can occur for the sake of a relatively small tax increase (comparative to what it will be) if you want to maintain the district at all.

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