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OPINION: 'Vote Yes on Measure G'

Original post made on Jun 1, 2009

Vote "yes" on Measure G to provide the local control we need to protect vital education programs, including counseling services, library services, reading and math intervention programs, music and technology programs and small class sizes that have led to our students and schools academic success.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 1, 2009, 5:43 AM

Comments (29)

Posted by Sandy, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 1, 2009 at 7:54 am

With Measure G and further cost cutting, we can balance the school district budget. Cuts will still be significant. Working together as a community, we can find ways to move forward and preserve the best of what our schools provide for our children.

Posted by tax revolt 2, a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 1, 2009 at 8:46 am

tax revolt 2 is a registered user.

Sandy - There is no need for any cuts. Let's all vote for "Measure N". Web Link

Posted by A Concerned Parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

MANDATORY 'GAY' DAY for K-5 in Alameda Country Schools?

I would love to vote yes on G, but I am deeply concerned about the way the parties involved choose to spend the money received.

Case in point, this link to an article that sheds light on a recent decision by the Alameda County Board of Education regarding instituting "LGBT" education into K-5 classrooms. Web Link

If I thought the money my parcel tax brought in would be spent wisely, I would be happy to give it. But giving more money to the same people who helped get us into this situation just doesn't make sense to me.

Posted by Jesus hates liars, a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:04 am

A Concerned Parent- WND is a site that is notoriously inaccurate and is only a propaganda tool for the religious right. Look at their home page where they offer a link to 'Darwin led to Hitler'. This 'Gay Education' story is an out and out lie. You may be fooled but most are not.

Posted by It's just wrong, a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

A Concerned Parent- If you are truly a No on G supporter you are hurting your cause by sighting illegitimate sources with inaccurate information. It shows ignorance and desperation. If you are yes on G, dirty tactics, but well played.

Posted by PA-LEASE, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:14 am

Sight next time, at least they are funny and not maliciously inaccurate.

Posted by A Concerned Parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:22 am

Please see Hot Topic at this web link Web Link.

Oh, btw, since you didn't like the first source, this link is to the AUSD's own home page.

Posted by A Concerned Parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

And here's another link that provides further information on the subject Web Link.

Posted by PA-LEASE, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:36 am

First this site was "created for Alameda Unified School District by Technology Services." Not the PUSD. Next under Hot topics there is no link just a reference to "Information and Public Hearing on the Proposed Supplemental Adoption of Safe Schools Curriculum Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity." No "MANDATORY 'GAY' DAY for K-5 in Alameda Country Schools" I assume you mean County not country. This is for the city of Alameda (you know next to Oakland?) not our county. I hope this clears up your ignorance. Please reply so I can correct you again.

Posted by Try listening, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:36 am

For all those who desire "tolerance", where is your tolerance for reading the information and not calling others haters, homophobes, etc?

Try listening to the message that is TRUE.

Web Link

Posted by Not Right Now, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:38 am

A Concerned Parent,

I have been following this information for the past few weeks and it's really a topic for another thread. It's important to note that the approved LGTB-anti bullying curriculum for K-5 is for the (City of Alameda) Alameda Unified School District.

This new program is NOT part of the PUSD K-12 Curriculum.

Posted by Oh no, here we go, a resident of Mariposa Ranch
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:44 am

Who used 'haters, homophobes'? This is as 'Not Right Now' stated not relevant to PUSD. Unfortunate people don't know the difference between the City of Alameda and the County of Alameda. READ A MAP! READ THE WEBSITES YOU POST! Hate gays, love gays, be indifferent, this is not even close to being something relating to PUSD.

Posted by NO ON G, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

Measure G provides vague promises, but no guarantees. A measure that guaranteed the community that the specific programs it values would remain is a measure I would support. That's not measure G.

Posted by Blah, blah, blah, a resident of Lund Ranch II
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

Bad Information = Bad Decisions
Inaccurate Information = Inaccurate Opinions.
R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H before sharing.

Posted by Rick, a resident of Parkside
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:01 am

Some facts can't be dismissed:

1. The May ballot initiatives went down and, whether you wanted them to pass or not, the fact is that more cuts are coming.

2. If G does not pass - the same thing will occur here locally for our schools. More cuts will be required as the source of funding (the state) will not be sending more money…but less.

Schools are not a business - they can't raise more revenues (i.e.: price increase on their product), and they can't refuse 'service' to the kids that show up, or just close their doors or adjust business hours ……The kids are still here.

This state is impacted, and the kids in Pleasanton will be hurt even more, if G does not pass.

If you are upset with the way things have been handled to date, then please take that up at board meetings and have your voices heard and require accountability from those in charge.

But, to vote no to G at this time - there is no question in my mind that education will take a 'hit'…..and our children - here in Pleasanton - will be the target of that hit.

I urge a Yes vote on G.

Posted by Jesus hates liars, a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:08 am

A Concerned Parent - Silence now from you that you realize your mistake? Ashamed? In a way I'm glad, in another way I'm disappointed no apology or self correction.

Posted by Nosy Neighbors, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:44 am

Jesus, (the one that hates liars that is) do not hate the messenger in this case. While I admit bringing up the mandatory LGBT tolerance training to relate it to district spending on "questionable" issues is kind of a stretch, it is nonetheless going to happen & the fact that a conservative website was cited was only because every other press, web & news portal in the Bay Area has either not reported this or is in total & complete cahoots with the LGBT folks & their cause.

While I see NO real connection between Measure G's stated goals & the ACBE's district wide mandates it does illustrate the divide between the district's & the parents perspectives.

LGBT training or not I'm still voting NO ON G.

Posted by home school, a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm

They are also teaching the theory of relativity by Albert Einstein. That says it is all relative. If you think it is OK to do something then it is up to you. Parents don't want relativity taught to our children. The earth is not just one "frame of reference, equal to all others". It is the center of creation.

This is what led to Columbine. It is a thought bomb. Read Henry Morris.

Posted by KGM, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm


Let's keep this to a discussion regarding Pleasanton Unified School District and tomorrow's vote regarding Measure G, a parcel tax to provide support to our schools in the face of cuts to education funding at the state level.

Yes on G!

Posted by NO ON G, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I agree with KGM - let's keep the discussion on this thread limited to Measure G.


Posted by Jesus hates liars, a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Jun 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Nosy Neighbors -
I don't hate the messenger, I wanted to tell the messenger that we are not the ones that should be getting this message, and you have the wrong address. Wrong as in wrong city, wrong school district. I have not even given an opinion on the initiative mainly because it's none of my business unless I move to the city of Alameda.
Are we choosing to ignore the fact that this was posted as an Alameda County affair that applied to Pleasanton?
"it does illustrate the divide between the district's & the parents perspectives." This might or might not be true. You and I don't know what the perspectives of parents in the city of Alameda are. The majority may or may not support the idea, but I'm sure there are some on both sides. My point was that this was being passed off as a PUSD issue. It's not. Vote no on G that's fine, but please don't proliferate the idea that it's relevant to G, Pleasanton, Pleasantonian children, or PUSD. This is a classic straw man fallacy of reasoning.

Posted by julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm

julie is a registered user.

Sorry if this is off topic, but I am only responding to something written in this thread.

I would be fine with a curriculum teaching tolerance - to me that is money well spent. During our Prop 8 debates at this website people were afraid that if Prop 8 didn't pass that LGBT curriculum would be taught in schools. I always said that if it *did* pass that teaching tolerance would be all the more important and likely included in the curriculum. And so it goes.......

I am mostly against Measure G because according to people at this site (though I will confirm before voting) because it does not spell out where the money really goes. I think this is an example of getting scr--ed either way!

Posted by Nope...not me, a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on Jun 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

No...not this time. These gimmick propositions and hidden agendas are what got us here in the first time. A NO vote means there will have to be real solutions no more band-aids.

Posted by Teacher, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm

As a teacher I have yet to teach anything about any kind of marriage. Even opposite marriage (homage to Miss California). Yes this is off topic.

Posted by True that, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Measure G problem solved, or at least all the postings on it.
Web Link

Posted by wanda, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm


I say DE-REGULATE the public schools in Pleasanton!!! Release them from government control and funds...and eliminate the taxes from Pleasanton residents that pay for schools. Let's let private schools develop and compete with one another ... just like other private businesses ... and let the parents decide which schools would be best for their kids. Give parents REAL choice!!!

Posted by good, a resident of Kolb Ranch Estates
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Works where there is money. Where there is not, say Oakland, it makes criminals. Don't worry though, they are way over on the other side of the hill. How could they possibly bother us? Impossible right? Cool than yeah let's do it, they won't bother us. I mean come on, a big ole' hill.

Posted by julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 3:41 pm

julie is a registered user.

Only *some* parents would have a REAL choice in your scenario, wanda (those with enough money that they could choose any school they want). And would those private schools be required to have programs for disabled children? Currently the law provides for a free public education for all children, including those with disabilities.

Posted by Chatty Chad, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I'll pull my children out of public schools in a heart beat if they start mandating G&L topics in the classroom.

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