School Budget Cuts - an alternative
Original post made by Simple Solution, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 31, 2012
There is going to be a huge impact on our schools because of school budget uncertainty in CA.
Current Proposed Reductions: 75 jobs lost for $5,356,148 in budget cuts.
A Different Proposal: 0 jobs lost or pink slipped in March. Virtually no cuts to kid's programs:
Agree to cut the school year by two weeks ONLY if the Nov taxes do not come through - 4.5 million, approx $400,000 donations via PPIE/PSEE (we received 446k from these two last year, this is realistic), car allowance reductions (as per district proposal) 64k, defer 50% OPEB contribution 337k, reduce categorical programs using tier 3 flexibility 50k = $5,351,000.
Let's work around the pink slips and the cuts to programs with last minute saves. It's hard on everyone and it would be good to have a year off from the fighting for favorite programs.