I'm one of the Pleasanton parents on the fence about the parcel tax. Before the vote, I'm trying to learn as much as I can about the facts of what is going to happen with or without the additional $233.
I believe there's alot of good & bad information out there on the specific child-related programs the parcel tax will and will not save.
There's also alot of good & bad information on what the district and teachers have conceeded already and what they are willing to conceed going forward.
I know my education on this issue would be better if, rather than posting among the long responses already on the PW site, someone would be willing to post a topic in a neutral language and then let those in the know fill in the blanks with the facts and opinions on that item.
What specifically is happening in regards to John Casey's compensation package compared to 2 years ago, 1 year ago, and today?
What perks to District Staff enjoy from the past that have been discontinued or remain? (Mileage, cellphones, conferences & travel, etc)
What schools will lose their band programs without a parcel tax? I believe the high schools will not lose their programs, so is this middle school? Elementary school music?
What concessions are the teachers making in regards to their pay? Cutbacks? Frozen increases?
By breaking up these concerns and issues, we can continue to help each other be educated voters on this tax.
Thanks for your help.