For schools in Pleasanton, along with those in the rest of California, 2009 bodes to be a year of great challenge. Given the economic climate and status of the state budget, Pleasanton Unified School District is bracing for a hard hit. Through careful and conservative money management, we have been able to keep our students from feeling the impact of the $2 million in cuts made this year. This will change. An anticipated second year of no cost-of-living adjustment means that, at a minimum, our board would have to make spending reductions of another $2 million. However, it is likely that our state funding will be reduced further, requiring deeper and more damaging cuts. As a result, the board will be forced to consider drastic reductions in services.
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