Nov 12, 2013
What's next for Perkins Schools?
With the recently levy failing, what will happen with Perkins Schools' dire financial situation? Julie in Perkins
A week ago, voters rejected a Perkins Schools tax levy for the third time this year. About 61 percent voting against it.
The district's budget is showing a bleak future, with only $23,500 in reserve cash left at the end of the current school year, according to its most recent five-year financial forecast. Its annual budget is about $21 million.
If the district doesn't secure new funds through a levy, it will likely have to make further reductions before the next school year. If a district's five-year forecasts depicts a deficit and no reserve cash, it risks "fiscal watch" through the Ohio Department of Education.
Board members are set to meet 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 805 of Perkins High School for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting's agenda has not yet been released, but district finances and the failed levy will likely be a topic of discussion. Anyone can attend and comment during the public participation portion of the meeting.
Perkins Schools superintendent Jim Gunner did not answer his cell phone on Election Day to offer any further insight.
Note: This post has been modified because of a change in Wednesday's meeting time.
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