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SCHOOLS & KIDS

An Idea for a Different Use of Parcel Taxes

I posted this on another thread, but it was suggested I try this. I have had this thought knocking around of how to look...

Original post made by Disagree w/B on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 11 comments | 1617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board slashes $9 million from budget

Despite pleas to save positions and programs, the school board officially identified millions of dollars in cuts to balance...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 114 comments | 2420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to hold two parcel tax meetings next week

Pleasanton Unified School District announced they will meet Thursday, in addition to the public hearing Wednesday, to vote...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:58 pm | 28 comments | 1637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

Pleasanton is told that we live in a "bubble" that bears little resemblance to the rest of the state. This should be taken...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 22 comments | 1636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

parcel tax

Although our children are out of school, I am more than willing to pay a parcel tax to maintain excellence in our schools....

Original post made by anne on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 39 comments | 2450 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The numbers being proposed for teacher cuts does not look correct!

Has anyone really looked at the number being proposed for actual cuts? I have. These numbers do not make sense. Example:...

Original post made by Chad on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 14 comments | 1600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD has substantially more dollars but San Ramon outperforms PUSD.

ED-Data, http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us Compare San Ramon to PUSD. PUSD has substantially more dollars but San Ramon outperforms...

Original post made by Liz on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 45 comments | 2208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rallying for schools

School activists have joined to form Save Pleasanton Schools and will hold a rally Sunday to kick off a campaign to bring...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm | 35 comments | 2108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PTA involved in Parcel Tax politics?

A story was published by Emily West of the weekly about the rally being hosted by the Save our Pleasanton Schools Committee....

Original post made by raven on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 39 comments | 2221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to place $233 parcel tax on June 2 ballot

The Pleasanton school board agreed tonight to ask voters to approve a $233 a year parcel tax in a special election June 2....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm | 233 comments | 3577 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the Traditional Bobblehead Trustee

One of our newest Board Members has taken her role beyond the traditional bobblehead Trustee that only nods yes to the Superintendent...

Original post made by Liz on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 17 comments | 1803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton PTA Council drives this Parcel Tax Campaign?

Pleasanton PTA Council web site states that PTA's can take an active roles in campaign. Does that mean that PTA Council...

Original post made by old crow on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 11 comments | 1654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can the topics surrounding the Parcel Tax be posted separately?

I'm one of the Pleasanton parents on the fence about the parcel tax. Before the vote, I'm trying to learn as much as I can...

Original post made by On the Fence on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm | 16 comments | 1688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Honesty in the Dollars for Parcel Tax

I would like all of the school parent organizations in Pleasanton to disclose on this thread how much money was donated to...

Original post made by paula on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm | 42 comments | 2224 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Parcel tax measure is a go

Registered voters, mark your calendars for another special election June 2. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5321...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 17 comments | 1346 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Editorial

Save Pleasanton Schools Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5327 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 19 comments | 1545 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pink Slip Friday

Hundreds of teachers, faculty, administrators, students and parents today showed their support for a school parcel tax on...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 22 comments | 1780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

WEAR GREEN TO SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION TO RAISING TAXES

If you oppose raising taxes, wear green on Tuesday, March 17. GREEN: the color of YOUR money....

Original post made by John Adams on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 25 comments | 1901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Bringing Pink Slip Issues Into the Classroom

Just out of curiosity, would you find it inappropriate if your child's teacher constantly talked about losing their job to...

Original post made by Concerned About Teacher Behavior on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm | 148 comments | 3993 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Depth of the California Budget Shortfall And Its Effect On Us

As each day passes and tax collections continue to nosedive, the new announcements of state governmental budget shortfalls...

Original post made by frank on Mar. 14, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Mar 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1369 Views
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