Posted by Commuter, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood 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.
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, 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.