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