Informative meetings about the budget crisis and its impact to the school district have been scheduled for Jan. 26 and Feb. 4. Superintendent John Casey and senior staff will discuss the current budget proposal from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to district spokeswoman Myla Grasso.
These forums are an attempt to educate the community on the issues facing the district, which was a goal brought up at last Tuesday's school board meeting. Casey had referenced comments by readers on the Pleasanton Weekly's website, saying there is "a disconnect from what they're saying to reality."
Both forums will begin at 7 p.m., with the first meeting in Amador Valley High School's multipurpose room, 1155 Santa Rita Road. The second will be held in Foothill High School's multipurpose room, 4375 Foothill Road.
In addition to the forums, the budget will be discussed at the following school board meetings, which meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at the district board room, 4665 Bernal Ave. By the end of February, the board will need to make decisions on the impact to staff, so pink slips can be sent by March 15.
For more information on these forums, call 426-4304 or visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us.
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