Letter requests plan to address projected Edison deficit

State wants answers from Edison school officials.
Aaron Krause
Nov 30, 2012

The state has sent a letter to the Edison Local School District requesting that officials put together a plan to correct the projected $891,000 deficit in fiscal year 2014.

"Your district's current five-year forecast projects a negative unreserved fund balance exceeding 2 percent of revenue beginning in Fiscal Year 2014," the letter from the state reads. "The Ohio Department of Education is required, under Section 5705.391 of the Ohio Revised Code, to immediately notify the district and the Auditor of State of the potential deficit."

A story about how the district plans to respond, and other financial matters, was published in the Reflector.

Comments

Whiskey Tango F...

Dear State,
We have tried everything to pry these taxpayers out of their money. We made sports pay to play. We made band a pay to play. We threatened them with eliminating bussing. None of it worked. We even fired our brilliant leader Snookie. Next we plan to make the teachers strike. This should work. If not we will have to take drastic measures, like: Budget reform, living within our means, not having more teachers aides than teachers, and god forbid... doing our actual jobs.
Meanwhile we want you to lend us more money to build a new school so we can have new offices and new leather chairs. I know we can't afford the stuff we already have and we don't appreciate the facilities that we inherited from other great leaders, but when the levy passes we will have tons of money to pay everyone!

hugs and kisses XO XO,
Edison Schools

Whiskey Tango F...

I can summarize why the area schools are struggling...
Our community has failed to provide a place for our best and brightest to thrive in. The top graduates that go off to college have nothing to come back to. No one wants to manage a retail store, steakhouse, or a water park. The best jobs are a hospital, a school (see above HA HA), or the local government. Where would an engineer, architect, chemist, computer genius, go to work in our area to make 100k a year? We have failed our graduates and all that remain are the ones that are too lazy to get up and get a degree or learn a trade. The best job in erie county is having three kids out of wedlock and eating gubbamint cheese!

tiredofthecrap

well said. the ones who are left making 100 k a year are the teachers and they want more. NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

Get Facts Straight

You know what tired? We are sick of YOUR crap and misinformation. No Edison teacher is making 100K per year. Get over yourself. Instead of being part of the problem, why don't you use your energy to write to the State of Ohio and ask them why they continue to take more and more money away from the schools of this state? THEY are the reason that the burden of funding the school districts has been shifted to the local communities, NOT the teacher's fault.

Whiskey Tango F...

Re: Facts... Never said they were over paid, actually meant that they are on the endangered species job list in the area. Soon no one will make a living wage and we will all be on government assistance. The only people "entitled" to government assistance are the senior citizens who worked and paid in for thirty+ years. As far as the first comment that is the truth and has really tarnished the image of the school. Just ask the retirees of milan.

tiredofthecrap

Well get the fact straight we are pretty sick of you as well. If you cant do the math then maybe you shouldnt teach. With your retirement, pay, and all of your perks and benefits you are either over or close to 100k per year. I am not part of the problem. I am not wearing stupid shirts and buttons to school and telling our kids that unless a levy is passed they will not have a school. Now...instead of me writing to the state, how about you wrting to your union and telling them concessions have to be made if you want to keep your job. Have a great Day!

Get Facts Straight

And as usual, there is never any REAL conversation with you. As usual, you have no idea what it takes to be an educator in this day and age. Reading your posts, I wouldn't expect you to. Education professionals in this district work hard. Their experience, training, and expertise is unmatched. If you doubt this, take your children to another district and see how spoiled you've been. I refuse to be an economic pawn in the political BS that is going on in this state. This is more about the STATE stealing funds away from local school districts. They have brainwashed you into thinking your schools don't deserve the money it takes to educate a child in a 21st century environment. I challenge you to come in and do the job yourself...you will quickly see what it takes. All I ask is that you walk a mile in a teacher's shoes before you make the comments you make about a teacher's pay. I won't hold my breath for a cordial or meaningful response though.

Get Facts Straight

And by the way, the shirts and buttons were necessary to demand the board sit back down at the bargaining table for some REAL bargaining instead of shutting down and declaring ultimate impasse. The teachers wanted to continue to bargain in good faith with the board and have always wanted to work together with them to find a solution that both parties could live with. The teachers felt insulted and disrespected when the board walked away from the table very early in negotiations. The teachers have continued to work very hard for many years in the midst of budget cuts, pay freezes, cost increases, school consolidation/changes, changes in core curriculum and mandates from the state all while continuing to earn 7 "Excellent" ratings in a row from the State of Ohio.

Mr Bean

Get the facts straight---needs to get the facts straight. Funding has NOT been cut by the state.---REPEAT, HAS NOT BEEN CUT!!!---any statement saying otherwise, is just not true---
Whether the teachers and administrators are overpaid, is moot---there is no money, we cannot afford you any more---anyone who wants to check it out, can find the truth. By 2015 at the present rate, 100% of the school budget will be required for your salary and benefits--while you are not even paying your share of your health care or retirement contributions---there will be nothing left for ANYTHING else---those are the FACTS----