The Pleasanton school board is expected to approve the final draft of its facilities master plan tonight, including nearly a half-billion dollars in suggested improvements.
Among those improvements is a new elementary school estimated to cost $37 million, not including the cost of land and improvements, according to the final draft.
That, or an expansion of two schools at about the same price, will be needed to handle an influx of students by 2016 as a result of transit-oriented housing projects in the area around the Hacienda Business Park.
While the board will consider how to fund the projects at some point in the future, the facilities plan offers the option of doing the most needed and most cost effective first. That would cost $92 million if all the improvements were done as recommended.
A second level, medium cost, short range priorities includes new classrooms at the district's four oldest elementary schools and the new elementary school. That would cost an estimated $210 million.
A third level of high-cost and long range projects would cost more than $188 million and would include classrooms, landscape and field improvements.
The board will also discuss the latest information about Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget. It includes, among other things, an extra $19 daily per student, about $276,000 in extra money for the 2013-14 school year.
It would also allocate $1.8 billion to eliminate short-term borrowing by districts, increase cost of living payments and shift adult education to community colleges.
Also on the agenda is a discussion of the initial bargaining proposals to be included in upcoming negotiations between the district and its teachers' union, the Association of Pleasanton Teachers.