The Pleasanton school board will have some questions to address following a presentation tonight about new development in the city.
Brian Dolan, director of Community Development, will talk about the potential impact of the East Pleasanton Specific Plan. Development at the site, east of Valley Avenue and along Stanley Boulevard, could bring in 1,000 to 1,710 homes, as single-family homes, apartments or a combination.
Dolan's presentation will include questions about whether the plan should include a new elementary school, if so, where it should go, and whether the district wants to save some land for a new school there.
Also at the meeting, parents hoping to get smaller classes for second graders are likely to address the board. Smaller class sizes for first grade students was approved earlier this month with a contribution of $112,000 from the district.
So far, the grassroots effort of parents looking for a similar change for second-grade students has raised $28,445. If the cost is similar to that for first graders, parents would have to raise a total of $325,000.
The board will also hear an update in state funding that includes $2.9 billion in new spending for schools to help pay to implement new learning standards, among other things.
In addition, the board will consider reissuing some bonds to save taxpayers money. The move wouldn't cost the district, because of lower interest rates. Property owners meanwhile, could see an average annual reduction in their school-related property taxes of $1.29 per $100K of assessed valuation.
Tonight's regular public meeting will start at 7 p.m. in school district's Board Room at 4665 Bernal Ave. and will be televised on Tri-Valley Community Television's Channel 28.