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Original post made by Easy money for PUSD on Aug 29, 2009

Here's an easy way everyone can help raise $180K for PUSD.
Tell everyone you know that Dr. Casey's house is on the market.
Once it sells, Dr. Casey is legally obligated to re-pay $180K to PUSD (the amount outstanding on his interest free $200K loan).

$180K won't bail out the school district, but it can help re-hire PUSD staff, or even help cover the costs of removing the mold at Hearst.

So spread the word. The sooner Dr. Casey's home is sold, the sooner PUSD gets its $180K.

Comments (3)

Posted by Pleasanton Parent, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I would imagine the district will just roll that $200k interest free loan over to his replacement. It won't help our schools out at all.

Posted by Commuter, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm

To Pleasanton Parent,
Let's hope the Board of Trustees doesn't offer another interest free loan to a superintendent. That won't go over well with taxpayers! There's no requirement that the Superintendent live in Pleasanton and there are plenty of people who work in Pleasanton, even for the School District, who commute an hour or more each way.
Many of us in the private sector have jobs that require commuting and never expected our employers to help us buy homes closer to our jobs.
Let the next superintendent do the same.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Commuter, Most districts like to have their supt in town, particularly if s/he has kids of school age (skin in the game or supposition of support for the schools). I would agree it shouldn't be mandatory. I certainly think we have provided a sufficient wage for the superintendent to live here. However, when someone wants to buy beyond what can be afforded because of a lack of equity on a previous home, I don't see how that becomes the new community's responsibility.

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