It was a race to the finish line, but the supporters of the I Love Pleasanton Schools fundraising campaign finished Aug. 14 with $459,889 as of Monday afternoon.
While not close to meeting the group's $2.8 million goal, it will still be donated to the school district at tonight's regularly scheduled meeting to be used in the 2009-10 school year.
At 7 p.m. at the district offices, 4665 Bernal Ave., the school board will discuss how to best use the money raised by individuals and businesses in the summer-long effort that began June 15.
If the total goal had been met, the plan was to support much of what the parcel tax ballot initiative would have covered: class-size reduction at a 20:1 student-teacher ratio (instead of 25:1 that is currently budgeted for kindergarten through third grade as well as ninth grade English and math), counselors, reading specialists and music.
At tonight's meeting, the board will also be given a budget update and STAR testing results. The meeting will not be televised, as there is a conflict with the Dublin City Council meeting that is also broadcast on TV30's Channel 28. However, the meeting will be webcast and also videotsaped for rebroadcasting later on Channel 28.
For more information on the meeting, visit http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us.