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Pleasanton school district awaits Tuesday's election results to learn about funding

Original post made on Nov 1, 2012

The Pleasanton school district is ready for the potential loss of $7 million in state funding should both funding proposals on next week's ballot fail.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:39 AM

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2012 at 8:20 am

They're not going to pass. Better get ready to slash. We ought to be asking Jerry Brown and the majority Democrat legislature why prison guard salaries, prison costs, benefits for illegal aliens and state employee pensions never get cut, but school funding is always first on the chopping block.


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Posted by Arroyo Lass
a resident of Avignon
on Nov 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

Who cares as long as they don't pass I'll not have to fork over more money to the incompitents.


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Posted by Larry
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

I agree they will not pass. Which means the schools will not be getting money they were not scheduled to get anyway. So they better hunker down and figure out what to do, maybe cut pensions and increase class sizes.
It's funny, my income went down, the government didn't come in and help me pay for gas, make my car payment, or help with my house payment did they. I had to hunker down and cut every expense that didn't pass muster. That is what the schools have to do, and they should get used to it. We don't have any extra money to help them, we are tapped out. Both props deserve a shellacking so it is understood they have a long road ahead without being bailed out by the taxpayers. Maybe they should cancel the 8 billion dollar choo choo train that isn't needed or wanted. Use that money for the schools. Plus take the empty buses off the road, that would give some extra money. Before asking for more money, you have to have a plan to cut costs.


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Posted by Don
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Nov 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Hey, all you guys,

The school district has already cut their budgets, planning for the measures not to pass. Why are you ranting about hunkering down, when they have already?


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Posted by No more !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

William Told it very well. Brown had his chance to make changes to CURRENT unions, like prison guards, prisons, illegal benefits, pensions, etc. etc. PRIORITIES.So they toyed with the edges, making changes for 30 yrs from now. Guess you need to let the Governor, lousy Dem Legislature,& Unions know what you think. THey always get theirs, and threaten schools.. They steal from our highway propositions to keep their list above going, just keep feeding the beast. We're through. They just cowardly threaten the VISIBLE....schools !!
They are addicts ! Like other addicts, they have to hit bottom to get the messsage. So be it. We'll send the message. They get enough and I've had enough ! NO more.


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Posted by Daniel Bradford
a resident of Foothill High School
on Nov 2, 2012 at 9:16 am

Actually, Prop 30 has a decent chance of passing. Prop 38 has none.

"The latest Field Poll, which was released Thursday, shows 48 percent of a sample of likely voters in favor of the measure, 38 percent against and 14 percent undecided."

If only 20% of the undecideds swing in favor of Prop 30, it will pass (by the barest of margins). So those of you claiming it will fail are betting that more than 80% of the undecideds will swing against Prop 30. That would be extraordinary, since historically undecideds split 60-40 against/for propositions.

I have been campaigning for Prop 30 to pass, because if it doesn't, public education at all levels will be wrecked in California. But I won't waste my time arguing with people hiding behind pseudonyms whose opinions are informed by right-wing ideology and not an analysis of the data.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2012 at 9:58 am

Actually you do spend quite a bit of time arguing with people on this board.

It is telling that you do not support 38, when the folks who support 38 are saying vote for both. Is that because 38 will only support education at a very local level and supports more teachers in the classroom, but not higher salaries, which the union doesn't like? Interesting. This measure would provide tremendous funding for the kids, who are supposed to be the focus of our educational system, right??


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Posted by Daniel Bradford
a resident of Foothill High School
on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Show me a driver's license that lists your name as "Hmmm" and then we can have a dialogue.

Or better yet, a birth certificate!


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I have zero interest in a dialogue with you Daniel.


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Posted by Who do they interview?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

""The latest Field Poll, which was released Thursday, shows 48 percent of a sample of likely voters in favor of the measure, 38 percent against and 14 percent undecided.""

My spouse was called about this issue, he was undecided. He thought the money would go to colleges (universities); once he found out that is not the case, he decided to vote no.

Whose poll is this anyway? And who do they interview? We have received calls on pretty much every issue, how do they decide who to call? And how reliable is this? (interviewing 1000 people is not that scientific)


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