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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fifteenthgreen

The whole package. Read it! Most are $99,000 and over. It's in black and white, believeit.

believeit

When talking salaries for any occupation, how many include what their benefits package include. This is another distortion used to discredit public employees. Private corporations do the same thing, but try to find out what their total compensation entails.

fifteenthgreen

Private corporations don't rely on taxpayer dollars to fund their dreams. These salaries are bloated and need to be evaluated to save the taxpayer dollars. Who works for who here? The system works for the community. We dictate who gets what...at least I thought.

Bherrle

We "dictate" 15th??

I thought we elected representatives. It seems to me that many want to "control" these elected reps. Dictate to them what they will do.

That's not the way the system is supposed to work. It's why the State needs to overhaul the funding system.

fifteenthgreen

Definition of dictate can be to impose. Impose via vote. To prescribe with authority. A guiding principle.

Rosa

So, because these teachers earn a great salary for working a part time year, why do they receive supplemental pay for coaching and such, should they not volunteer their time, maybe to prove they really care about the students??!! That would truly be "Supporting our Students". Maybe they should receive a 9 month salary, I think the economy can no longer afford to pay a 12 month salary for 9 months work... And studies have shown that the 3 month summer break is detrimental to students in the USA.

believeit

Teachers are paid a per diem (daily) salary as negotiated by contract. It is not their decision as to how many days a school year entails. It is not a 12 month salary for 9 months work. And you think they should spend numerous hours of their time just for the kids. As it is, the average salary for supplementals is about a buck an hour. There are incredible liabilities, as well as expectations, at stake and you think it should all be voluntary. I doubt that you would take on those responsibilities just for fun.

fifteenthgreen

Supplementals like Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, HS Band and vocals, Middle School Band and vocals, etc... These are all classes taught during the day in classrooms. "buck and hour" my a**!

believeit

Wrong again. While the instruction may be class time, all of the public presentations are not. Try coaching yourself and count the hours.

fifteenthgreen

Wrong again? Public presentations? You don't get it. How many public appearances does the choir or concert bands make after hours? Two or three at the most for contests. HS and MS vocal and band supplementals are not for outside services. You're wrong on this one. That being said, it's not enough to justify tens of thousands of dollars in supplementals. We can't afford it. Remember?

Rosa

I have never seen a parent get paid to volunteer assistant coaching....They do it to "support our students"

beborcott

Dumb F

fifteenthgreen

Why do the music and vocal teachers receive multiple supplementals for teaching the very same classes they're receiving a salary for? It doesn't make sense!

Perkins2060

Why does the swim coach get paid for the boys and the girls separate?

Bherrle

Because they are two separate jobs.

Gardenman

I agree if a band director is being paid as a music teacher seems like marching band is part of the job. Why be paid more for doing what you should be doing as part of your job. I see the thought its outside the school day of 8 hours so should be compensated.

fifteenthgreen

The music and vocal teachers get paid a supplemental for teaching middle school and high school, etc.. in addition to a salary. The music teachers get supplementals for MS band, HS band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Band Camp, Pep Band, Musical, Summer Band, musical set construction, etc... in addition to a $67,000 and $77,000 salary. In addition to!

It's not just the music and vocals teachers. Add them all up. Wow!

Also, $68,000 gym teachers. Come on, man!

Believe it or not, I think the administration is getting paid too little in wage/salary comparison. Who's actually running the ship here?

gramlamb

I am starting to think that a lot of you bloggers did not have a great educational experience growing up, which has lead you to a not so great job, which has lead you to be on this blog ALL the time! I feel very sorry for you! I had an excellent elementary, middle, and high school experience which lead me to an excellent college, which lead me to a great job that only allows me to comment on this blog this one time! PLEASE get informed and understand that GREAT SCHOOLS=GREAT COMMUNITIES!!!

fifteenthgreen

GREAT TAXPAYERS = GREAT SALARIES + GREAT NEW CAMPUS = "EFFECTIVE" education!!!!

Perkins2060

GRAMLAMB=TEACHER=COULDN'T MAKE IT IN THE REAL WORLD. Only a teacher would say garbage like gramlamb said.

believeit

The fact that you think teachers are not part of the real world defines where your priorities are located.

fifteenthgreen

Oh, they're part of it. Part of the high society.

believeit

Teachers "high society"? Wow!

fifteenthgreen

In Perkins Township, with those salaries....yes. I'm shocked they are up that high in an area so hard hit by loss of industry and higher paying positions. Sad when a teachers salary is high society!

believeit

For a profession that requires a Master's degree and continual advanced coursework (mostly paid for by the teachers themselves), teachers have by far the lowest salary (compare to doctors, lawyers, accountants etc.) for instance - all of whom need teachers at some point to get to where they are.

PyrkinsPyrate

What great college doesn't teach their students the difference between "Lead" and "Led"?

Suitcase Simpson

Let's get a few things straight. "Those who can, DO! Those who can't, TEACH" No truer words have ever been written.
All those Yes signs are planted in the front yards of TEACHERS along Bogart. They would never permit any signs for any other cause than to continue their bloated salaries/benefits! Never forget that we paid the wonderful old woman teacher to sleep in front of her class for years!!!!
Vote NO. Don't let that carpetbagger Gunner scare anyone. As has been noted, those parents who can't afford to 'pay to play' should transfer their kids to Sandusky schools which are better rated than Perkins! We have all had to tighten our belts. High time that the coddled teacher's union give up a little to the taxpayer!

Suitcase Simpson

Does anyone need a new high-end laptop computer? Kind of expensive aren't they? Well, we've been buying new ones for all the teachers, administrators and students every year! Can you believe it? The teachers union has no personal accountability. They can't even buy their own computers! That is costing us millions/year.
AND, the teachers refuse to take basic tests in the classes they teach because they know they can't pass them! Wake up Perkins! This waste, largesse and fraud must end. VOTE NO.

believeit

Ridiculous and completely undocumented. Just spouting stuff on a blog does not make it true. Its called trolling..

fifteenthgreen

Wrong again, believeit. It's been well documented and confirmed on several previous SR blogs, including a report from the district as to how much the school pays for the "free" laptop program.

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