The Pleasanton School Board will once again look at possible new elementary school sites at its meeting tonight.
The board will review seven alternatives that could put a new school in northwest Pleasanton to alleviate crowding at schools there, at a potential new site in the east side to coincide with growth predicted there as part of new construction, at property already owned by the district, known as the Neal site, or at district offices.
The district's goal is for each elementary school to have between 600 and 700 students, but -- Donlon, Fairlands, Walnut Grove and Valley View elementaries are already above 700 students while others, such as Vintage Hills, are well below that goal.
The demographers report suggests that the district may need to build two schools to prepare for growth.
In other actions at its meeting tonight, the board will also consider whether to make permanent some of the one-time restorations of positions that were cut during lean budget years. Those include counselors, math and English coaches, librarians, custodians and vice principals.
The board will also consider three scenarios that would cut student-teacher ratios to 24-1 by 2021, a goal set by the state.
It will also take public comment on a new round of bargaining with the California School Employee Association as the union and district reopen negotiations on modifications to the contract approved last year.
The teachers union and district also plan to begin negotiations on revisions to that union's contract, also approved last year. Among the items up for discussion are class sizes, hours, salaries and the school calendar.
The board is also expected to approve, as part of its consent calandar, spending $21,000 to hire a grant writing firm for six months.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. tonight at the district's boardroom, 4665 Bernal Ave.