Last week teachers, students and parents donned pink to in a statewide showing of support for schools. Today, Pleasanton mom Steffanie Gamecho is hoping they will do the same, this time with red.
The mother of three, with two enrolled at Donlon Elementary School, hoped that spreading the word throughout the district via email could show appreciation to teachers and raise awareness of Measure G, the parcel tax initiative.
"In addition to wearing red, [Donlon students are also each giving a flower to their teacher as a show of support and appreciation," Gamecho said.
While the red movement isn't affiliated with the Save Pleasanton Schools organization that supports Measure G, the mom says she is in line with the group's mission.
According to SPS's website, they have raised $13,000 of their $30,000 goal, which is said to support printed materials, postage, phones and office space.
School board, city council hold joint meeting Monday
Members of the city council will cross over the Main Street divide to the school district board room Monday night for the annual joint meeting. Starting at 7 p.m., the groups will recognize the participants of Youth In Government Day, look over city and school district finances, and discuss other items of mutual interest.
The public is invited to attend this open meeting, located at 4665 Bernal Ave. While it is unconfirmed at this time that the meeting will be televised live, it will be recorded.