The Perry Local School District announced at the November Board of Education Meeting its plan for a bond issue on the March 17, 2020, ballot. The bond will address the district’s aging elementary, middle and high school buildings. The bond issue, if passed, will fund phase 1 of the project which will construct four new elementary schools. This phase is part of the White Option (click here) for the Building Advisory Committee worked through as options. Through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), Perry Local would receive an additional $80 million to construct a new middle school and to renovate Perry High School. This second phase would come at no additional cost to the community. The Perry Local School District decided to move forward with this new facilities plan because of its eligibility to receive state-contributed funds. The plan was based on recommendations from the Building Advisory Committee, which met 12 times to discuss the issue, as well as input from the community. The district held four focus groups and received more than 1,300 online survey responses.
Please join us for Edison’s 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00-10:00am in the Edison cafeteria. This is a free breakfast for all. Donations are welcome and will go to our CARE Team which provides food, clothing, and holiday help for our families. Our staff will be cooking and serving and we hope to see you there!
Please join us for a Parent Input Focus Group on the future of Perry Schools facilities this Wednesday at 6:30pm. The community attendance has been fantastic and helpful in giving the Board of Education feedback on moving the District forward. In the event there is a large turnout, this focus group may be relocated to a larger venue.
Perry Local Schools, lead by PHS Student Council has been taking on an initiative to bring clean water to the Bahamas. The island has seen its water supply depleted by the damage done by Hurricane Dorian. The District is assisting Bahama Native and area Pastor, Cedric Beckles in conjunction with other entities to deliver clean water to the people of the Bahamas. Due to the high demand, a resource we take for granted day to day has come at a premium for the island especially in the immediate area. The District has secured nearly 8,100 gallons of water from Sand Rock and over 400 additional empty containers have been donated. There have been many other donations including the Major Sponsorship of Aqua Ohio. Most of the expense lies in the logistics of getting the water to the island. Please help us Friday Night in supporting this wonderful cause and bringing hope to the Bahama Islands.
The Perry Local School District has been presented with an opportunity to address its aging school buildings. The district is seeking the community’s input to determine how to move forward regarding this issue. The Perry Local School District and its Building Advisory Committee have determined that renovating all of the buildings would be cost prohibitive. As such, after extensive work with local community advisory groups, they have established three overall facility plan options for consideration. The community is being asked to participate in upcoming focus groups or an online survey to help the district on its plan for a potential 2020 ballot initiative. Click here to read the entire press release and click here to take the online survey.
Please be advised that $4 Student & Senior Citizen (age 65+) tickets for Friday’s October 18th Perry vs Lake Varsity Football game will go on sale starting Tuesday, October 15th, at the Ticket Office. As there are no reserved seats on the visitor’s side, $7 General Admission tickets, along with the above tickets, may be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/events/54275 (which will include a convenience fee) or at the gate which opens at 5:30 PM. Be sure to join the Jungle for the White-Out theme!
Ticket Office hours are:
7:30am – 3:00pm Tuesday-Thursday
7:30am – Noon-Friday
Thank you for your support and Go Panthers!