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on Apr 18, 2010
In what likely was School Superintendent John Casey's last report to a Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce group last Tuesday, the veteran teacher, principal and superintendent, who is retiring June 30, said financial uncertainties facing school districts throughout California are so dire and chaotic that most, including Pleasanton's, can no longer develop long-range plans that educators need to do -- and have always done in the past. Although the district has made reductions of $11 million to its once-proposed $120 million budget in the current school year and made $2 million in cuts last year, given the current state budget crisis the district has to make additional reductions of up to $8 million for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which starts July 1. This is roughly equivalent to spending $1,400 less per pupil on programs and personnel.
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posted Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:00 AM