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Measure G or Measure N?

Original post made by tax revolt 2, Country Fair, on Jun 1, 2009

Suppose there were two Measures on the ballot on June 2.

The first is Measure G which if approved would cut the current $10M PUSD deficit by 45%. The remaining 55% deficit would be resolved with teacher layoffs, service reductions, reductions in classified hours, elimination of Vice-Principals at all schools, and more.

The second is Measure N which if approved would save all teacher jobs, save all classified jobs, keep all school and student-facing staff (counselors, vice principals, technology specialists, librarians), save all teacher in-service days, and require no reduction in total student days. The current $10M PUSD deficit would be covered by an across the board 8% reduction in salary for all PUSD employees and implementation of currently proposed reductions in administration positions.

Which one would you vote for?

I would vote for Measure N so that all teacher jobs would be saved. And 20:1 CSR would absolutely be guaranteed for K-3 and 9th grade.

Vote NO on Measure G, so PUSD can implement "Measure N".


And many thanks to all the contributors to the parcel tax debate over the last few months. Special thanks to the private citizens who rolled up their sleeve and did their best to dig into the hidden PUSD financial details and brought forth additional cost savings, and pointed out better solutions than what Measure G proposes.

Have a great election day and thanks to all the voters who will participate in the real and final debate at the ballot box.

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Posted by NO ON G
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:41 am

A measure that would save all teacher and classified positions and actually spell out the all the programs and staffing it would save instead of the vague promises of G?
I'd support that even at a higher cost.

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Posted by PTowner
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:08 am

I agree, I would support a Measure N over Measure G. My wife would too.

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Posted by Sam Nair
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Teachers of PUSD do not get health care benefits. Just thought I should point that out. They have to buy their own.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Sam, They do get benefits. The cost, $10,000 at the time, was rolled on the salary schedule to improve their retirement calculations years ago, and I believe the figure is that 60% do not buy the benefits because a spouse provides. I'm not arguing against this, just stating the facts.

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Posted by Bottom Line
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Web Link

Please look here for actual data. More money = better performance as long as there are not issues of poverty or language involved.

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Posted by Privitize
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm


I'm arguing against it. Why do we need public schools. They do more harm than good.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Privitize, I'm missing something here; don't see a previous post. Can only say I'm not against vouchers.

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