Posted by Parent, a resident of the Laguna Vista neighborhood, on Jun 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm
I looked at the bell schedule for the 2012/2013 school year and don't see a change at my daugher's school. She is going into 3rd grade at Lydiksen. Is the new schedule for ALL schools?? Did we miss a notice that went home??
Posted by Fuzzy Math, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jun 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm
The District has told a false statement to the Pleasanton Weekly. I guess they have no problem telling lies to reporters.
There have never been 56,030 minutes of Instructional Time for Grades 1 through 3 at PUSD. What a fantasy! Is that a misquote or did PUSD say that? YIKES!
When there are 180 calendar days of Instruction, the Actual Instructional Minutes are 55,915 instructional minutes for Grades 1 through 3. When there are 177 calendar days on Instruction (for instance for furloughs in School Year 2010-2011), there are 54,895 Actual Minutes of instruction at PUSD for Grades 1 - 3.
Reducing the day 45 minutes for 4 days a week will not meet State minimum requirements of 50,400 minutes for the first through third grades. Also when you put minimum days on top of that, they will miss it by a longshot.
The Pleasanton Weekly needs to Google the audit reports for PUSD that are prepared by Christy White. There are exhibits that show "Schedule of Instructional Time" in each report toward the end.
Ronald Reagan said "Trust, but Verify." With PUSD, better re-check everything they tell you before you print anything. With PUSD, the motto should be "Never Trust, Always Verify."
Posted by steven, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Jun 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Let the people decide who's numbers are accurate. The so--called experts cant add numbers up because they are all incompitants schooled in public schools where socialism is more important then accuricy. Fuzzy math is far better then bias expert math.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jun 16, 2012 at 12:33 am
Kathleen, yes, but the students by grade are posted on Ed-Data. The State's additional funding of $2.7 million was more than adequate to pay for the additional Grade 1, 2 and 3 21 teachers needed to have a 1:25 ratio for those 3 grades.
Students 25 students 30 students
1 1001 41 34
2 1055 43 36
3 1083 44 37
Teachers 128 107
A simple break even analysis shows that as long as the 21 teachers made less than $129,000, the State funding was more than adequate to cover the costs of the additional 21 Grade 1 through 3 teachers needed to have CSE.
21 teachers ($2.7 M for this if salary is less than avg $129,000)