Oct 24, 2013

How can I get a "vote no" Perkins Schools sign?

Where can I get a "vote no" sign for Perkins Schools? Susan in Sandusky

Call committee member Steven Pullano at 419-627-8688 or Mary Bakewell at 419-627-8321, and the Citizens for Accountable Schools committee will arrange a time for you to pick up a sign.

The committee wants to ensure people that a vote against the district's upcoming levy this November isn't a vote against Perkins.

Rather, committee members are opposed to how school board officials and superintendent Jim Gunner has conducted business in the recent past.

Perkins Schools is proposing a 10-year, 6.73-mill levy on the November ballot — its third attempt this year to collect additional funds for operating expenses.

If approved, the levy would generate about $2.8 million a year, stabilizing the district's budget and possibly restoring some programming and staffing reductions approved this summer.

It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $236 per year. Residents in the school district pay $998 a year in school-related taxes today.

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Comments

fifteenthgreen

Police Levy. Ehove Levy. Perkins Schools Levy. What's next?

VOTENO

In case you haven't heard. I will be voting no.

NO in NOvember!

TellTheTruth

Vote no until Perkins Schools administrators understand what NO means.

oldpirate

Not sure why the Register feels a need to give all you negative people a venue to spew your garbage. always the same stuff but never the real reasons.

VOTENO

NOvember!

Good 2 B Me

Same reason that they give you YES people a forum to complain too!

middleclassworker

If the Perkins schools can go to the ballot THREE times in one year, I think people should be able to voice their opinion on a local newspaper's blog.

Tribester

Because the Register's agenda is to continue to push the Sandusky-Perkins consolidation/merger theme. Keep voting no Perkins voters, and your kids will all be Blue Streaks sooner than you think!

Colonel Angus

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Perkins2060

Please vote no.

red white and blue

Now that perkins football is 7 and 0 I'm sure that will push the yes votes along with all the renters that have nothing to lose.as far as perkins being blue streaks I think the blue streaks will be pirates

Hawkeye

Rumor has it if this levy passes it is backdated to January 2013 so you will pay for this year regardless if you agreed with it.

queenjhb

Vote no.

red white and blue

It does hawkeye and I have a bad feeling it will pass this time this board seems to confident

samiam

I think Gunner wrote his "Open Letter" because they are seriously afraid the levy is going to get shot down yet again. The fact that some folks got together and ordered signs against the levy and that people are putting them in their yards is telling the community that we are not going to be silent about it any longer.

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Alissa Widman Neese

Samiam, to clarify, Jim Gunner sent me the letter as a response to my request for comments to be included in the story that printed in today's preview tab regarding the Nov. 5 election.

He requested none of it be edited or redacted, so we posted the entire letter online, since it obviously wouldn't fit in our print edition entirely. 

I hope that helps.

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