The management of PUSD wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer dollars on Measure E and tainted the statistical results, thus causing the PUSD to go down the path of winning an unwinnable ballot measure.
See the following document:
A first survey was conducted in October 2010 that did not support a parcel tax.
The Management of the District/Supt. Office then in December 2010 mailed a 4 page expensive mailer city-wide to every registered voter praising the achievement of local schools. Do you remember that mailer? Oh yes.
Then, a couple of weeks later in January 2011 a repeat follow-up survey was done, after the voter survey pool had been TAINTED by the push poll mailer, which showed slim support for a parcel tax.
The second survey was not valid because the statistics in favor were "spiked" because the statistical population of those surveyed in the second poll had been tainted by the District mailer, which by the way, was funded by the taxpayers.
-- Did the Board approve the District Push Poll 4 page mailer?
-- Did the outside consultant or the Supt. recommend the Push Poll 4 page mailer be sent to all voters in December?