I agree with another post that said the same people keep donating over and over.....I am one of those. I donate because I have 3 kids in schools in Pleasanton and feel it is my duty.
I would like PUSD to set up a fund similiar to other districts where your donation goes to your school at registration. The same amount is asked of every family. My neice and nephew go to school in Danville and my sisters pays $400.00 per child at registration PLUS a parcel tax. She has no problem doing this because she wants her kids to get a good education. She knows the amount and plans for it. It is her children..........she finds a away to tuck the money away and does it.....no fit....just does it.
I think the problem with donating to this all district CORE fund only is that it's the same people over and over........let's look around and do what other districts are doing... I get that some families cannot afford that but many can and choose not do it. If we want our kids to get services then maybe the parents need to step up instead of asking hte community at large since clearly it is not a priority to them.