Even as it's hiring counselors, custodians and assistant principals, the Pleasanton School Board will consider laying off the equivalent of more than 11 classified employees at its meeting tonight.
That includes instructional assistants, a library specialist and the equivalent of more than three special needs assistants.
The board will also hear an update on budget projections as it awaits final word in May.
The budget update is set to run five minutes, with little new information expected to be available before Governor Jerry Brown revision of the budget next month. Some reports are saying much of the money that was to be directed to education could be eaten up by paying down the state's debt to CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System).
Also at its meeting tonight, the board will hear a report on possible state money from the Education Protection Account; The district stands to receive $17.6 million, with the bulk, more than $16.1 million, slated to be spend on instruction and more than $500,000 set for guidance and counseling services.
The school board will also hear about transitional kindergarten, which began this school year at three elementary schools: Hearst, Valley View and Lydiksen, with a 30-1 student to teacher ratio, and one instructional aide for each class, and a total of 83 students.
The district plans to add transitional kindergarten classes at Mohr and Alisal elementary schools next year.
Also at its meeting tonight, the board will hear about fundraising efforts for the Wheelchair Foundation, which brought in more than $10,000 in donations.
The school board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the district's board room, 4665 Bernal Avenue.