The Pleasanton Unified School District board will face two hot issues tonight: budget cuts and a parcel tax.
Starting at 6 p.m. at Amador Valley High School, it will identify at least $8.7 million in reductions and decide whether to go forward with a parcel tax initiative.
The evening opens with a budget workshop and will be followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. Both of the sessions will allow for public comment.
Both sessions also will be videotaped by Tri-Valley Community Television for later broadcast on Channel 28. The publically-supported TV system said it will not broadcast the school board meeting live and has so far provided no schedule for when the meetings will be broadcast.
Anticipating a large audience, the district decided to hold the meeting in the AVHS multipurpose room, which is located near the parking lot on Del Valle Parkway.
In order to have a balanced budget, the district must cut at least $8.7 million from its budget. (See the cabinet-identified reductions list.) This must be done at tonight's board meeting, in order for potential layoff notices to be delivered by March 15.
Another deadline facing the board is submitting language for a parcel tax by March 6 for the June 2 special election.