Can local businesses help fund our schools? Schools & Kids, posted by Tony E., a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on May 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm Tony E. is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Businesses can and do donate to our school district as well as to our two educational foundations, Pleasanton Partners In Education (PPIE) Web Link and Pleasanton Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation (PSEE) Web Link
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Pleasanton will receive $4,244,533! So this in on top of the $2.5 million for special ed so so far we have $6,744,533 of federal money coming to our district. And there is more! The CDE website said this $4.25 million is for general purpose. They will release the numbers of how much more we will receive for categorical programs in June!
NO NEED FOR A PARCEL TAX THIS YEAR! The federal money more than pays for all the programs listed in the Measure G wish list.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on May 9, 2009 at 5:10 pm Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Slander is spoken. Libel is printed. They also must be false statements. It's not false that the District abandoned a goal of a 7% reserve, it's not false that a parent had to prod the District into applying for a grant they qualified for when they said they didn't, nor is it false that they've got unfunded liabilities.
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on May 9, 2009 at 5:14 pm
Enough Already, I was responding to Yes on G. The money coming from the federal government is great news (and as someone else mentioned mentioned on another thread, money we will pay back with our tax dollars), but that doesn't mean all is well or that we don't need to be vigilant. Sorry you think that is negative. It certainly isn't slander.
Should the parcel tax fail (or if the vote is canceled), I don't consider that game over. For me and many others, this gives us a much needed reprieve and an opportunity to see the district put its fiscal house in order. It also gives the community time to consider what it values in K-12 education, and to determine what it is willing to support with additional dollars, IF that is needed.
Posted by Enough Already, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Kathleen, you are so "right" about everything you post, people can't even have an opinion about your negativity. Acting like a victim (in other postings) and then turning around doing the same thing. You want people to be open to hearing what you have to say, yet you are never open to an opposing viewpoint.
This is the typical tone from anti-G posters and I can comment on it using the wrong words, Stacey- thank goodness you corrected me!- if I want to! (Just like Carl posted earlier)
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on May 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm
EA: I'm not going to let a word like slander just sit there. I didn't say you weren't entitled to your opinion, nor did I ask you to stop posting your thoughts. I've apologized on these posts when and IF I crossed a line; I've corrected any misstatements when they've been pointed out. So, I'm not claiming to be "so right." I don't believe I've been "acting like a victim," but if you point it out I'll explain my comments or correct them if called for.
As to negativity, I guess if you use the words No on G, it can't be anything less than negative. I'll admit to that much and no more.
I've stated that it was not easy to be publicly against this tax, but I am not against any tax. I worked for the first facility bond and I voted for the second as well. Sorry if that doesn't fit the picture of the villain you want me to be.