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Dr. Casey Resigning?

Original post made by Anyone know, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 9, 2009

It was stated on another thread that the day after Measure G failed, Dr. Casey put his house on the market.

Does anyone know why?

I'm sure, as another poster said, he waited so as not to be accused of asking for a parcel tax but then not paying for it by owning a home here.

It seems pretty shady that he has run us into the ground and now he might be leaving?

Does anyone know the terms of his home loan, if we'll get any money back?

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Posted by Pleasanton home for sale
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 9, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Dr. Casey's contract is on the PUSD website.
His contract expires June 2010.
His interest free loan of 200K is due 18 months after his employment with PUSD terminates. He has paid $10K of the loan amount leaving a balance of $190K due to PUSD.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 9, 2009 at 7:36 pm

We can only hope that he takes the loss on measure G as a no confidence vote. When he leaves (firing would be better but no one in this town has the cajones to do that) he should also have to repay the $300,000 extra for the special election. And however many thousands of dollars were spent for the PR firm to try to cram G down our throats. Casey is a loser whose time is over. Do the right thing and leave, you are not wanted here.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jun 9, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I would love to move-in and watch the house while it's on the market.

I better not, I might be tempted to steal something valuable.


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Posted by justwondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm


Here's a link to the listing for Dr. Casey's home. Note that it says the home was listed on June 1st. Guess perhaps he anticipated that Measure G would lose.


Web Link


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:28 pm

"Here's a link to the listing for Dr. Casey's home"

According to public records, 1063 HOPKINS Way was bought on 8/16/2002 for 950K, loan from Washington Mutual for 560K variable


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Posted by BackTheBadge
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:03 am

Please READ up on the LAW as it applied to harrasement, threats and stalking on the internet. Your walking a fine line here folks. All posters identity and location can be traced via web logs.


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Posted by Memory of an elephant
a resident of California Somerset
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:04 am

And don't forget the Neal School / Signature Properties mess. We ended up paying multiple millions of dollars (in taxpayer funds) for that fiasco. Thank you Dr. Casey and Pat Kernan, Esq.


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Posted by SO?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:05 am

BTB,




As we discuss our dislike of our Superintendent as a community, and as we discuss public information, your point is?




No one has threatened, harassed, or stalked anyone on this forum. To the contrary...we don't want anything to do with him and can't wait for him to go! He is our employee afterall...


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Posted by Facts First
a resident of Avila
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:11 am

BTB,the good Dr. negotiated an employment contract calling for special residence financing the we, the TAXPAYERS, payed for. It's all part of the PUBLIC RECORD.


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Posted by BackTheBadge
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:14 am

Read up on the Law as it pertains to the internet. Read the related forum posts. Law is subjective and open to interpretation. Harm is subjective and open to interpretation. Fine line here people.


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Posted by BackTheBadge
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:22 am

The Code of Civil Procedure law on Civil Harassment Orders (Section 527.6) defines harassment as:

unlawful violence;
a credible threat of violence; or
a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, or harasses the person, and that serves no legitimate purpose.


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Posted by Rob
a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 2:07 am

A little clarification - having measure G a part of the May 19th election or on the 1st Tues in Nov would of cost $225,000.

By having the election no a separate day such as June 2 was an additional $75,000.

"No" people like to say by having the special election on June 2 cost the district $300,000. That is incorrect - it cost an extra $75,000 to have it on June 2nd.

As for John Casey - in spite of the haters out there - he has done an overall solid job.

Did the district error in suing the developer - yes - but, it is always easy to play monday morning quarterback after the fact. The District and John Casey were advised to file suit against the developer by a highly regarded attny and that the district would win their case.

As for not building Neal School - that alone has saved the PUSD millions of dollars. That Neal School if it had been built would be on the chopping block. There is no way PUSD could afford the operating cost of a 10th elementary school.

Our PUSD has been a Great School District - it is sad to see people who have personal / petty vendetta's against the District Admin try their best to bring the overall PUSD down.

Hardcore No people do not like education. Hardcore No people do not like or care about their home values. Hardcore No people do not like or care about the education of current Pleasanton children. Hardcore No people do not like teachers.

Hardcire NO people - go ahead and keep second guessing everything the district does after the fact.

The FACT is that the STATE of California education has never seen a financial crisis like we have today.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jun 10, 2009 at 6:38 am

Rob, This has been solely about fiscal mismanagement; no personal vendettas or hate or desire to bring the district down. The whole harcore no stuff is just another emotional attack with no basis in fact. We have kids or grandkids in the schools, family and friends in education, have served on the school board, and care deeply enough about education to want to see it's future secured. We talked to board members about concerns prior to their vote to put the tax on the ballot; they chose to move forward.

Has the district ever openly admitted it couldn't afford to run Neal? At one time they had set aside money (now gone?) for the first year of operation (operating costs would have been something to consider for a parcel tax, if the community wants a tenth elementary school). Someone told Signature they would sue, so Signature beat PUSD to the court. Not good planning.

As to the cost of the election, the figures quoted were given by the registrar at $150,000 for May and $300,000 for June. If it has changed and it is only $75,000--well, that is still someone's job.

Yes, the state does have a problem. Districts do their best to prepare for the economic downturns that have come before and will occur again. This district didn't do that.

I'll say this again, as taxpayers we are all the customers of this district. They don't get to raise the price of their product $18 million without expecting questions and due diligence.


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Posted by Johnny
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 10, 2009 at 7:06 am

My point is that if education and funding is as important as the bloggers state then like any entity we need to look at methods of funding other than a parcel tax as that is dead for now and look at disposal of non essential assets to fund our current needs. In my book that means selling off real estate holdings if necessary. I mean we are going to starve now so why reserve food for the future.


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Posted by mac
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 8:45 am

I find it interesting that BTB has caused me to feel threatened and intimidated...now not wanting to say what I actually feel about this topic. So now freedom of speech is compromised by someone issuing a passive aggressive warning.

hmmm.........


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Posted by Who wears the badge
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jun 10, 2009 at 8:55 am

Those who wear the badge are proud to wear it. If BTB is really a police officer concerned about violations of civil code, then s/he should post his/her name.


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Posted by Rob
a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:02 am



You are nothing more than a "monday morning quarterback" doing your best to try bring down the PUSD because of a personal axe to kind.

The FACT is that this state has never seen or had this bad of a financial hardship hit schools in Calif ever except for maybe during the depression.

You mentioned that when you were on the board in the early 90's you and the board had to make hard financial decisions. The early 90's were no where close to what all districts are seeing in terms of lack of funding from the State right now.

You said your boards big cut back then was getting rid of the school buses - give me a break - how much would all school districts love to be able to cut a "non-educational" item like simple transportation. You call that a "tough decision." Are you kidding me.

Also, quit comparing Pleasanton to Palo Alto - we are not Palo Alto.

Keep on being negative on everything this board and Admin say and do.

I do give you credit for volunteering your time and serving the school board in the early 90's. A school board member's job is a tough job - escpecially now more than ever.

And yes - thankfully from a financial standpoint the school district is very fortunate that Neal School was not built.






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Posted by FYI
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:04 am

BTB - Nobody is going to harm anyone. If they didn't take out Henry Germain they aren't going to throw their lives away for you being bad at your job Doc. Don't pay it any mind and let people vent. Better than calling you on the phone in the middle of the night right? Public figures get ridiculed by the public.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:06 am

From BTB -- Law is subjective and open to interpretation. Harm is subjective and open to interpretation. Fine line here people.

No kidding! Ask Jeb and Gina how they interpreted the law when Jeb violated the PW written policy of never, ever, revealing the actual name of posters who are registered. Kathleen is the one who has every right to pursue the legal aspect of that huge screwup. I am still hoping that she does. That was not just a mistake, it was a deliberate action that could have caused major harm to someone.
FYI BTB -- when you mean to say "you are" it is "you're" not "your". Makes "your" argument sound even weaker than it is already. Oops, sorry, have I threatened you?


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Posted by Johnny
a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:07 am

Somebody ask Barney Fife to go ask Andy to give him his bullet :O)


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Posted by Give me a break
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:58 am

Nothing written on this post is a threat or harm or anything like BTB talks about.

by the way, the laws for private citizens are not the same as for public figures. Look it up, BTB.


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Posted by Thanks, Stacey
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, 3 hours ago
Stacey is a member (registered user) of Pleasanton Weekly

What BTB isn't telling us... Just go look up the code he's poorly paraphrasing from: Web Link




(3) "Course of conduct" is a pattern of conduct composed of a


series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a


continuity of purpose, including following or stalking an individual,


making harassing telephone calls to an individual, or sending


harassing correspondence to an individual by any means, including,


but not limited to, the use of public or private mails, interoffice


mail, fax, or computer e-mail. Constitutionally protected activity is


not included within the meaning of "course of conduct."






Note the last line, "Constitutionally protected activity is not included..."




Note also that this is Code of Civil Procedure. It defines procedure in the courts. So the code cited above is applied only after it has been found in a court of law that someone is being harassed.




It seems to me that BTB doesn't know how to tell the difference between true harassment and a bunch of people expressing their opinions on an Internet forum.


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Posted by margarita
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

It's 'cojones', not 'cajones'. Cajones are cinnamon buns.


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Posted by LOL
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

LOL, Margarita...

I guess that is what comes from people living in CA who took Spanish in college, but got to take their final exam at El Torito!

That is seriously what happened to me. We took our Espanol final exam at the restaurant. Our "exam" was to order in front of our class and professor completely in Spanish, then during the meal tell a joke in Spanish and we got an A on the Exam. The Final was 50% of our grade. Everyone got an A in the class...but we don't speak Spanish!

Guess our Spanish teacher didn't have cojones.


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm

With the lack of support and personal attacks he has received, why would he want to stay around? Again, when are the no on G people going to come and save the district? We need you now more then ever because you said there was fat to be trimmed and that our kids didn't need to be affected- not looking that way at the moment but I'm sure you have a plan to save us all!


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Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Parent, good point. However, is it not true that the District forgoing raises for next year would have been enough to keep 20:1 K-3? At the very least, wouldn't it have been preferable to layoffs? Why is this never addressed? I would have been happy to pay the extra $233 but it rubs me the wrong way that no one else wants to sacrifice, so just dump it on the homeowners.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Parent, your argument is circular. Many, many people have posted recommendations for the administration and trustees to act upon.
Once again, just a few ideas here:
Cut all administrator salaries 10%. For those administrators making a base salary of more than $200,000, cut the salary 20%.
Eliminate all admin. perks.
Cut all classified employee salaries 10%.
Cut all teacher salaries 10%.
These cuts will save every single teacher position AND keep CSR at 20:1.
Trim the fat, and it really is there. For example, do not charter expensive buses for East Bay Athletic League activities, including use of charter buses between Foothill and Amador Valley.




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Posted by stupid is as stupid does
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Parent says: "I'm sure you have a plan to save us all!"

It would be the same plan if your family was in a budget crisis.....

Hopefully, you would quit spending.

But then, perhaps that's not what you would do. Instead you would look for someone else to "save" you and then blame them for not bailing you out.


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Posted by bequietrob
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:54 am


"And yes - thankfully from a financial standpoint the school district is very fortunate that Neal School was not built"

From who's financial standpoint Rob?
Forgive those of us who contributed to the district via developer fee payments-and never saw a neighborhood school-for not agreeing with your wizened logic.

Gee, perhaps we should close Hearst and Hart to save additional operating dollars. I'm sure those families wouldn't mind.



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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Watch the board meeting of June 9. It is online on the PUSD website.


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm

As I understand it the buses will no longer be driving students. Welcome to the world of "pay to play"- fair?
How many parents supported the senior cut days held recently that cost the district thousands of dollars in ADA?
Parents need to start sending in checks every time they decide to have a vacation day outside of the school year- that is one way to save money.


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Posted by Johnny
a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Parent,

senior cut days have been around since I attended Amador back in 1974 and all of my kids cut the day as did their peers. Parents have a right to take their kids out of school without paying to take them on a family vacation afterall not all of us get to take the summer off. Who and what school needs a bus to get the kids to school?


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm

No they don't. Take them during the months of the year when the school is closed- stop taking money from the school district! No buses for sports.


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Posted by parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Speaking of buses for sports, isn't it a waste to have buses when Amador plays at Foothill or visa-versa? They actually have buses for games in our same city.


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