School districts across the state are looking to cut millions of dollars from their budgets in face of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget outlining a $41.6 billion deficit. Pleasanton Unified School District will meet tonight for a breakdown of the major impact.
School administrators went to Sacramento Monday to discuss the $8.7 million shortfall that now plagues the district. In order to balance this year and next year's budget after losing much state funding, the board of trustees will likely have to consider eliminating some teacher and other staff positions, programs and possibly even class size reductions in kindergarten through third grades and language and mathematic classes for high school freshmen.
The initial list of proposed reductions has circulated among employees district-wide and is available to view by clicking here.
Possible cuts will be reviewed by the school board and the public over the coming weeks.
Anyone wanting to address the board can attend the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 tonight in the district's board room located at 4665 Bernal Ave. The meetings will also be reported by the Pleasanton Weekly on its daily Express email edition, its online report at www.pleasantonweekly.com and in its Friday print edition as well as televised on local community broadcasting station channel 28.
Click here to view the complete agenda packet for tonight's meeting.