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PPIE contributes $551,000 to benefit local schools

Original post made on Apr 28, 2014

Good news came to the school board this month in the form of a giant ceremonial check from Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:46 AM

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Posted by WG Mom
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I'm so excited that kindergarten class sizes will be reduced by 2 students - great news! I wish it could be 25 to 1, but this is an improvement. Yeah!

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Posted by math guy
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

Assuming 1200 students per year in K through 12,

$551,000 / 15,600 students = $35 per student for the year

I wonder what other communities accomplish...

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Posted by Optimism
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Leave it to a PW blogger to find the grey cloud behind the silver lining. This is a great grassroots accomplishment deserving of nothing but appreciation. I can only recommend that Math Guy do something; do better. Your efforts will be greeted with appreciation from our great community.


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Posted by lll
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I heard that San Ramon receives about $350/student donation. Not sure where I heard this so it might be incorrect, or old data.

The reason that San Ramon has always received more donations as the donations go directly to the school of the donator. People will donate more if they feel it will benefit their children. They are less likely to donate to the school district which is more abstract than the school and seems like an additional level of overheard. You will find that people will donate the most to their classroom, next will be the school, followed by the district, followed by the state. Our district administration wants control of the funds and feel they can do a better job that the schools. With that thinking, you could say that we should give the money to the state and the state will do a better job. NOT.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on May 3, 2014 at 7:06 am

They should've donated to the PUSD as they'll need it for up coming legal fees

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