If the parcel tax passes, the money will go towards maintaining smaller class sizes in K-3, ninth-grade math, music and language arts programs, counselors, maintaining safe clean schools, and much more. I think the key question that Pleasanton residents need to ask themselves is what do you want your community to look like in five-10 years?
Pam Jetter with sons Nolan and Charlie
I hope it passes because it would maintain our small class sizes and it would allow us to keep the great teachers that have made Pleasanton schools so excellent throughout the years. I think it would also keep our property values up. We've lived here since 1995 and the school system was a key reason why we decided to move here.
Jeff Kersh with daughter Riley
We would have a better school district, which would ultimately result in a better community that everybody lives in and benefits from. Our children are the future of our community, which is why we need to put money into our district. If it doesn't pass, there will be a good number of teachers who will lose their jobs which will result in a decline in the quality of our children's education.
The biggest benefit is that we won't have to increase class sizes for K-3 grades. If the parcel tax doesn't pass, those classes will almost double in size. Data in the statewide tests have proven that smaller class sizes in these grades is vital to the learning patterns amongst children. Property values have also stayed high in Pleasanton because the outstanding schools are what draw people to live here.
Susane Head with daughter Sydney and son Sander
I think it's a win-win for everybody because it will maintain good quality schools and it will keep our home values up. Pleasanton is a wonderful place to live because of the community it's founded upon, which includes great schools and great families.
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