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on Aug 14, 2009
We applaud the summertime efforts of Pleasanton school supporters for their enthusiasm and some success in raising money for the school district following last June's defeat of a proposed four-year, $233-a-year parcel tax proposal. Merchants and restaurants especially deserve congratulations for stepping up to the plate to help with a Save Our Schools carnival that attracted hundreds to an otherwise usually less crowded Saturday night downtown. Many of them also donated 5 percent of their sales during the four hours stores were opened. The night brought in $15,000 to the fundraising efforts of the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) and the Pleasanton Schools Educational Enrichment (PSEE) foundations. That brought the total of the I Love Pleasanton Schools fundraising campaign to $380,000 as of Wednesday, a sizeable amount considering the campaign started June 15, but still a major disappointment given the group's goal of $2.8 million. The campaign officially ends today and it's unlikely that much more funding will trickle in by tonight's deadline.
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posted Friday, August 14, 2009, 12:00 AM