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Superintendent John Casey says he'll retire next June

Original post made on Aug 20, 2009

Superintendent John Casey announced his retirement today, saying that his last day with the school district will be June 30, the end of the 2009-10 school year. He has been with the district since 2002 where he was previously superintendent at the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Watsonville.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 20, 2009, 3:24 PM

Comments (13)

Posted by Chris, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Is he going to relocate to the Brentwood OJ made famous or the Brentwood up here where he can pickup a foreclosure at a 1/3 of 2005 prices?

Posted by DJ, a resident of Hart Middle School
on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Given everything that is being cut from our kids I hope no staff time or district money will be used to acknowledge his retirement.

Posted by Run away, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Isn't is easy to run away when the going gets tough?

PUSD needs leaders who are willing to bring us through this downturn, not administrators that are here only for the good times.

Goodbye Dr. Casey.

Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

Weren't there a lot of predictions during "G" time that he would leave sooner then later?

Posted by Pleasanton Parent, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm

While I don't feel he handled the measure G issue correctly (or the budget gap) I feel it would be shortsighted to allow that to overshadow the contributions he made to our excellent schools. He should be thanked for his service over the years.

Posted by Benjamin, a resident of Gatewood
on Aug 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

Thank you to Pleasanton Parent looking at the positive. We do have excellent schools!!!

Posted by Bruce, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

I hope this time they look for an MBA rather than a public administrator. Public administrators are taught to spend a budget while MBA's are taught to look for cost efficiencies to get more with less. In these hard times we need that mindset. Not someone who wastes money on lawsuits and special elections.

Posted by Dan, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:34 am

We as a community should thank Dr. Casey for the work he has done over the years. Pleasanton has great schools and it is not Dr. Casey's fault the economy took a dive and the State raided our funds. I for one will keep politics out of this thread and simply say thank you and we wish you well.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

Stacey is a registered user.

What were his contributions?

Posted by Richard, a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm

How old is Dr. Casey? Is this another of those cases where some government administrator retires at 55 with full salary for the rest of their life and a golden parachute to boot?

Posted by Pleasanton Parent, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Richard - Unfortunately yes.

Posted by DJ, a resident of Hart Middle School
on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Good question Stacey, can anyone tell us what were Casey's contributions?

Posted by Concerned, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm

He is another of the public sector retirees that will be double dipping soon. Numerous examples among our city and school retirees. Let us try to get a new Supdt. at a much lower salary (with lower benefits)to fit the new economic reality. Maybe we should combine the position with Livermore. We can't keep paying the old ridiculous salaries and benefits.

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