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

fifteenthgreen

In the system. You?

believeit

If you have been in the system, then your lack of support for a former employer I would have thought you had pride in working for, and understands how difficult school funding is from an inside perspective, is even more disturbing (I guess unless that didn't go so well for you).

middleclassworker

If this levy passes....it will be the first step towards securing the plans for a new campus! That has been the plan from day one of Gunner and his administration. If you don't believe that ...pull some more wool over your eyes. This idea you have of the school system will work as well as the windmills did next to the parking lot.

Vote Informed

The money from the levy will go to day-to-day operations. Not new facilities. Read this Q&A from http://perkinslevy.com/.

Question: New Facility
I’ve heard from quite a few reliable people that Mr. Gunner said he will build the new school with or without the support of the community. I think that is wrong. If we vote YES, will some of the money be used for a new school behind our backs?
Answer:
No. This levy is an operational levy to support the day-to-day operations of the school district. None of this money will be used for a new facility.
The Board of Education had previously set aside the “Inside Millage” for facility renovations and/or new construction. They have announced numerous times they will not move forward with a major construction project unless the following criteria is met:
1. They will wait until after the November election of new Board members. Dr. Printy and Mr. Chapman are running for reelection. Should the community feel strongly enough about reversing course on the facility issue, the Board election in November will give the community an opportunity to elect new board members who support this view.
2. The financial forecast must show that no new operating levies will be needed for the next three years.
3. The Board elected in November will reexamine the facility needs of the district and make a decision on how to move forward.
As far as any comments attributed to Mr. Gunner regarding the construction of a new facility, Mr. Gunner has stated the following repeatedly:
1. First, the Board makes the decision on whether to move forward with construction of new facilities, not Mr. Gunner. He can recommend, but does not have the authority to proceed without a formal Board resolution and public vote of the Board.
2. He has repeatedly made the comment that the facilities in Perkins need to be addressed soon; the structural integrity, safety and health issues inherent in especially the high school cannot be ignored.
3. He has never indicated he would build a facility with or without the support of the community. While he believes strongly in the need for new facilities, the final decision is not his. Again, he does not have the authority to build a new facility, only the Board of Education has this authority.

bobshumway92

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middleclassworker

if they have the money from this election....their re-evaluation in November is a given....it has been the goal from day one to establish a new campus.....don't be so naïve

Vote Informed

I'm not naïve. This levy is for day-to-day funding and when it passes, it will save 14 teaching positions. Nothing to do with new facilities.

middleclassworker

I wish I could go thru life wearing blinders like you, I would see school systems and government systems as trust worthy too.

But yet again.....I wouldn't ask someone to carry my burden either.

So I guess I'm not you.....and we will not agree on this topic

bobshumway92

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Vote Informed

Like I said before, Its NONE of your business what my finances are. I'm not asking you to pay my pay to play fees. I'm asking you to vote yes for the families, the students, and the 14 teachers that could potentially lose their jobs. There's a big picture here.

bobshumway92

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Vote Informed

It is a fact that it is cheaper for my family to vote yes. No one can afford to pay $730 a sport and $220 an activity. I have added up the expenses for these fees and made my choice to vote yes. Its none of your business what I can and can't afford.

bobshumway92

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Vote Informed

I realize that I can save money by voting yes. Not only do I save money, but I also help save 14 teaching positions. My finances have nothing to do with you so please stop bullying me about them.

Perkins2060

Funny!

Perkins2060

Haha BobShumway! You walked her right into putting that in writing! Good job Bob!

Gardenman

We have close friends of ours who have three kids in the schools. He and his wife were absolutely against the increased taxes. Well that was till they went to pay to play fees. He was before not a huge supporter of the levy but given pay to play he now works on the campaign to pass the levy.

I asked why the change. He said well I hate paying more taxes and I really doubt Perkins needs what they are asking in taxes BUT if it passes then Pay to Play is gone and I will pay more in taxes but far less in Pay to Play for 3 kids.

I said oh so you are just fine with the elderly lady next door who is on Social Security and she will be forced to pay a portion of your kids fees to play in sports. You know it kinda spreads around the cost in the community so you do not pay as much. He said you got that right if I can get my neighbors to pay some of the cost for my 3 kids fees in sports thats great for me. So he is out there husling the levy passage thats its about our kids future but the real reason is he will save oney out of his pocket to pay for his kids sports desires. Personally, my thought he could save a bundle stop providing a car for each of his kids so they can ride home in style from their latest sports practice. For him nothing about saving 14 teaching jobs its all about saving money out of his pocket on the backs of the rest of us.

Bherrle

Names please. Yours and his.

Edwin Ison

Wow!
That is inappropriate.

Bherrle

Middleclass,

So if we do that, pay for it ourselves, can I assume that anyone who doesn't pay anything will forfeit any property value increase they see from here forward?

Perkins2060

I will. Devalue mine to $0. No taxes! I'm not moving!

believeit

You may not be moving now, but assuming your home is likely one of your major assets, someday the value will be important. Its like hoping your investment portfolio goes down to avoid paying those pesky capital gains.

bobshumway92

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Perkins2060

Hooray for Gunner having no plans to move here!

PyrkinsPyrate

I do not want Gunner to move here. That great big fat slob will personally put Ryan's and the Chinese Buffet out of business in a week and my teenage boys love those feeding troughs.

believeit

Nice

Perkins2060

The fake wanna be soccer moms out here in the Township crack me up every time I see them. They have their SOS (Save Our Salaries) signs in their yards, names of their kids on the back of their mini vans or suv's and are maxed out on all their credit. BobShumway nailed it!

2cents

I have a question. I was reviewing the pdf attachments and found it odd that the (first three) line items are associated with operating the school, teachers and other. I also noticed that (following four) are all associated with sports. Is that ratio a little wacky? Like normal in today’s society somehow sports seem to overshadow the three R’s. I was always taught that sports in school help round out youths a study, why now is that reversed?

Just saying!

fifteenthgreen

Most of these teaching positions are approaching the six figure salary mark with wages plus supplemental contracts, etc... For nine months of work plus every holiday off, etc...!!! There's part of your answer!

Plus, their job performance on test scores, state rankings, etc. doesn't justify these wage levels regardless of how much education they have. I could care less if you have a Masters Plus when my child is getting simply an "effective" education based on the Ohio grading system.

believeit

Approaching six figures. Are you kidding (no, just exaggerating for effect, as usual)

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