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No major changes in school funding expected -- for now

Original post made on Aug 19, 2011

It's too early to tell what will happen with the state's budget, but the Pleasanton school district is gearing up for some possible worst-case scenarios. At its first official meeting of the 2011-12 school year, on Tuesday, the board heard that, for now, no major changes are anticipated in state funding.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 18, 2011, 12:50 PM

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Posted by Greg
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Aug 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm

It doesn't sound like many expenses have been cut. Poor job


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Posted by JT
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

For now? I liken the PUSD efforts to that of a person that doesn't provide maintenance on their vehicle in the hopes that everything will be alright. That person probably can't afford the maintenance because they've become accustom to spending the money they do have on things that make everyone happy. Eventually, the innevitable major issue rears its ugly head and the predictable result is an extended hand.


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Posted by Mellow Fellow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2011 at 12:04 am

This incompetence and greed in the school district is getting beyond reproach. It's not rocket science to see what's happening. Yet, we're all riding on an endless merry-go-round as the concept of balanced budget escapes the parading clowns prancing down the street. We'll soon hear, "But we need the money at the top for the kids." Yep, sure, uh uh.


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Posted by Pat
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

"This incompetence and greed in the school district is getting beyond reproach."

Can someone provide examples? I thought PUSD was one of the best school districts in California? Isn't that true? I've heard that the administrators get free cell phones through the district. Is that what you are talking about? That doesn't seem so bad.


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Posted by Teacher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

"This incompetence and greed in the school district is getting beyond reproach."

My manners are beyond reproach. My ways of thinking through problems are beyond reproach. My ability to recognize and identify idiocy is beyond reproach.

Incompetence and greed are not phenomena that can be "beyond reproach," unless that is, you are holding up incompetence and greed as desirable items. Mellow Fellow needs to go back to school, as does Pat.


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Posted by Loafer
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Aug 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

"It's not rocket science...."

That is correct, Mellow Fellow, but it does require one's ability to think in coherent ways.


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Posted by Pat
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Teacher,

I was quoting "Mellow Fellow." Can you please tell me why you think I need to "go back to school"?


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Teacher,

One of the useful lessons I learned back in the army was that before you tell a subordinate to button his unbuttoned uniform shirt button, it is best to make sure that your uniform shirt button is not unbuttoned.

Another useful lesson I learned is that prefacing or following a comment with a derogatory remark serves only to create anger and resentment.


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Posted by Teacher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 21, 2011 at 12:28 am

I find such responses utterly irreproachable. I hereby announce I am retiring after one of the most irreproachable days I've ever had. I attempted to button my shirt collar, but it was irreproachable. I would dwell upon what I have learned in the Army, but the lessons I experienced were irreproachable.


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