Everyone is talking about cutting administrators. I agree! Look at the GATE plan or the school site plans. How much money out of those plans goes to pay district office administrator's salaries? Why do we need a director of GATE at the district office? (they call it another name - coordinator - I think), why do we need two directors of curriculum? why do we need a director of assessment, maybe if the state stops testing kids so much we can save money. Look at San Ramon do they have 4 directors doing curriculum to the amount of over half a million dollars? What does the assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum do?
Lets see, if we cut even one administrative position, just think how the sites would have money to really run a GATE program. Pleasanton parents don't be fooled, we do not have a GATE program, we have a way of funneling money to administrative salaries. The board should NOT approve a GATE plan that provides money to administrative salaries, for that matter school site plans should not be approved that fund salaries of administrators. Start asking questions now, before the board approves the new GATE plan and school plans. School site councils do have a say so in spending, exercise your right. KEEP THE MONEY FOR THE KIDS AT THE SITES!!! The board meets on the 2nd (tomorrow night) and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Come to the meeting and let your voices be heard! or email a board member today! Go to this site to get the email address of board members.