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

Vote Informed

Since it seems that your home is valued higher than 100k ($20/mo), a house valued at 150k would pay an additional $25/mo., a difference of only $5.

bobshumway92

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Vote Informed

If you have any further questions, please visit http://perkinslevy.com/.

bobshumway92

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samiam

I want to know how the school district is legally allowed to pay for the latest pro-levy Pirate Pride mailing. The entire thing was in support of the levy. I don't want my tax dollars paying for it.

bobshumway92

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Vote Informed

I do see alot of vote yes signs, and I have faith in our community, and I know that we will make the right decision. It's not bandwagon. People realize what the better option is, financially. VOTE YES

bobshumway92

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Vote Informed

It's none of your business what my finances are. I know that I will save money if I vote yes, so I will. I know a lot of families feel the same way that mine does. A lot of parents care and a lot of kids care.

bobshumway92

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believeit

Same to you.

PyrkinsPyrate

I wonder if you can fathom the difference between "saving money" and sticking a whole lot of other people with higher property taxes so you do not have to directly pay for your kids to play sports.

goodtime1212

I know a few people that let them put the sign in there yard just to shut them up and are still voting no, so don't think every sign is a yes.

underthebridge

Lots of people I know are doing that. Not me.

middleclassworker

(to answer Vote informed)

The taxpayers (myself) keeping saying no to a new campus idea and they keep asking for more and threating the athletes and their parents.

Why should you give thousands, because if you believe they are so right in the way they are operating the school system then you should have no problem making up the difference for all the home owners that don't want to support this levy. Put your money where your mouth is!! Step up with your extra cash you have and I don't and support your Mr. gunner and the school board!! But don't ask or criticize me for not supporting a deceiving administration.

Vote Informed

This levy has nothing to do with this new campus idea. It is for day-to-day operations. There has also been a lack of state funding. I shouldn't have to give up thousands. That's why I'm voting yes, and by doing that, I'm "putting my money where my mouth is." Call the administration what you want, but they only want the best for our children.

middleclassworker

If the levy fails, will you still send the school your projected amount or more?

Vote Informed

If it fails, like all parents, I will end up paying more in pay-to-play fees than I will in my taxes when the levy passes. So the answer to your question would be yes.

middleclassworker

no no.....not your fees......additional cash to the school system to support something other than your personal needs!! A true supporter of the levy will pay their share to the board first and their personal needs for their kids pay to play second. that is true unselfish support!!

Vote Informed

When was the last time you contributed to the schools? I am on 3 levy committees. I have given money to the levy campaign, not that my money is any of your business. I'm not a selfish supporter. I have given much of my time and money to Perkins Schools. Now that my personal business is out of the way, can we all look at the big picture and judge our decision on the 14 jobs that could be lost?

middleclassworker

I'm sorry about those 14 jobs.....but I already contribute to welfare and other programs.....the school system doesn't need to be another one of those programs

Vote Informed

That's a shame that you think of our schools that way. Everyone should support their school system. Our children are in need and I don't want 14 teachers to lose their jobs because we can't pay an extra $25/mo. I will vote yes for the teachers, students, and families!!

middleclassworker

have you asked the school teachers and support staff, and administration for 5 - 10 % wage and benefit cuts like you ask me to support the levy? because that would save a lot of money and jobs. maybe lower the required mils too

Rosa

That is a great idea!!!

middleclassworker

I support the school system every year with my current tax bill

donutshopguy

Vote informed,

I was supporting the Perkins School System today and it didn't cost me a dime.

middleclassworker

The school system wages and benefits should mirror those that support it, the majority of people in this community do Not make anything near these wages or benefits! And most of these jobs are only at most 10 month jobs....so you could say their vacation time is 2 plus months long and their wages and benefits far exceed most in the community.

believeit

Teachers do not get 2 months vacation. They are paid by the days that they work. It is no different than factories that close down for weeks at a time. No work, no pay.

fifteenthgreen

Wrong again, believeit. It's written into their salary/comp package. Sorry! Been there!

believeit

What package? How are teachers paid other than days worked (other than supplementals, which is also spread out over contract) Don't know where you have "been".

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