Posted by Karen, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Aug 12, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Boy I hope this is a rumor. Folks are having real trouble paying their mortgage + their taxes and just can't afford another expense. It is clear to me that the school district HQ needs to look closer at making their own cuts. Is it possible that the school district is in too tight with the elected school board - so much so that the board won't make the extra cuts it needs to?
I went to Foothill's Fall Athletic night and for the team we were looking into and for most sports, NO buses to other school events - some sports have a $400+ check each parent must write out for their kid to play, and the coaches stipend is gone. Meanwhile the district cuts are too few and far between IMHO.
Posted by resident, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Of course they are planning another election. Makes you wonder where all the donations are from those thousands of people who voted yes on this G for greed measure. Guess those employees with their tenure and raises have not ponied up any money yet. Or ever.
Posted by Kathleen, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm Kathleen is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Sandy, Staff certainly can plan and are from what I've heard. And because I take so much flack for fact vs opinion, it isn't either; it's reliable hearsay at this point. They don't need Board approval until they are ready to place it on a ballot. I actually would be glad if they are making other changes so they can get the needed support.
Posted by Johnny, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm
I sure hope they do not because if nothing else the recession has deepened and I do not believe it would have a chance of passing especially based on the scenanigans they have pulled since the last try and the cost of doing it is to much.
Posted by It is about Obama, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm
This is all about Obama. He is not a legitimate president. It has been proven that he was born in Kenya. He was trained as a terrorist in Pakistan. He will not say the pledge of allegiance. He is a Marxist and he hates America.
This is not what made America great. We did not vote for change, and any tax is just an endorsement of Obama.
Posted by impeach Obama now!, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm
We need to get impeachment proceedings going as soon as possible before more damage is done. If you hate Obama and everything he stands for as much as I do, you'll do the right thing and oppose all taxes.
Posted by PTA Mom, a member of the Mohr Elementary School community, on Aug 13, 2009 at 10:33 am
I have heard from several PTA leaders that the School Board is planning on putting a parcel tax measure on the ballot next spring. The only board member name they mentioned was Chris Grant so I don't know if it is just him talking, or if it is all the board members.
I don't think the community will approve the tax. Too many people have lost jobs or gotten pay cuts. They have had to cut all the extra stuff out of their lives and concentrate on the basics and believe the school district should do the same.
Posted by Exactly, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm
"I don't think the community will approve the tax."
We can't stand Obama, or any of his taxes. This is a way to overturn the disastrous 2008 presidential and congressional elections -- The Marxist attempt to steal the elections and steal our country. Voting no will be saying enough is enough.
Posted by Jim, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:21 am
I have watched every board meeting and there has not been any talk of a parcel tax again. Why don't you ask Chris Grant if it was him that is talking up a parcel tax? He is probably talking to people about this to see if there is support if it is him talking about it. Chris Grant alone cannot call for the parcel tax - it takes 3 votes before any action can take place.