Edison levy passage would eliminate 'pay to participate'

District also would consider adding more teachers.
Aaron Krause
Feb 25, 2013


Edison board of education members said if the May levy passes, they would eliminate "pay to participate" and re-evaluate elementary school enrollment to determine if more teachers are needed.

"Pay to participate" refers to fees families must fork over for their youngsters to partake in sports and other extra-curricular activities.

District treasurer Anne Arnold said the district has taken in an average of $75,000 to $80,000 a year from pay-to-participate fees.

"I always felt ours as a little high," board president Carla Rospert said, referring to Edison's pay-to-participate fees.

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Truth or Fiction

Sorry - failed to address steps, benefits, and retirement.

Steps - Private sector calls it pay range or pay for skill. School districts call it STEPS but teachers must show continued education to reach those steps or "pay for skill." Your district teachers have taken a two-year freeze on any step increases!

Benefits - most private employer collective bargaining agreements have 15-25% contributiion by employees. This is comparable with district agreements.

Retirement - private employers and employees contribute portions of their pay to the Social Security Administration in return for "guaranteed" retirement. SS carries the added benefit of disability benefits meaning that if you become disabled you receive full benefits including health insurance coverage.

How's that dog running now?


Truth or Fiction,

Thank you for providing such great information. It always seems the only people who comment in the paper are those with negative comments and very few facts. Many of the "No" votes won't budge no matter what the truth is, but I know there are more people out there that support the levy and the school. Thank you for bringing facts to the comment section of both the Sandusky Register and the Norwalk Reflector. I hope more supporters log on and chime in as well. It's time to vote YES.


you say you don't have a dog in the race but you are a dog barking up the wrong tree. Enough of your jibberish. Your crap is sounding redundent. We are voting NO!

Truth or Fiction

I know how your are voting. This you have made very clear and I respect your opinion and your right to vote as you see fit. I do take exception to calling my posts "jibberish." My posts are in fact - TRUTH.

Truth or Fiction

We will agree to disagree. I respect your willingness to discuss facts rather than fiction.

swiss family

and the same to you... it is nice to disagree with someone without them resorting to name calling...

Kottage Kat

Guess these folks missed the economy going down the toliet. They expected the taxpayers to pay for them to play.