"Millions of dollars for our schools." Sounds nice right about now in our district when class sizes are going up and the number of high school periods are going down?
The Oak Grove developers are busy at work spreading this message via telephone "surveys" to folks who are rightly nervous about the direction are schools are heading in. Trouble is that the "millions" the developers are talking about can't be used for anything but facilities (improvements, additional classroom space, etc), NOT teachers, class size reduction, vice principals or programs.
Still, any money will be better than nothing right? Again, it's more complicated than they want to let on. This money is NOT a one-time gift from the developer as many have been led to believe, it's a funding source that will be generated as homes are built-from the homeowners who in turn will expect facility additions to house their incoming children.
Another disturbing fact is that any money dribbling into the district would be subject to a possible payment to developer Signature Properties for the appellate court judgment against them. Boy, what irony that would be, Pleasanton Unified School District having to come up with funds to house new development students because the mitigation dollars meant for that purpose went to another litigious developer who successfully sued their way out of a commitment to build a new school.
Say NO to developers who try to bend the truth to get what they want. They don't have our best interests in mind.
Vote NO on Measure D.