With the hope the community will be behind a schools facility bond measure, Pleasanton's school board will hear the results of a survey tonight that was taken to evaluate public opinion about a district-wide bond measure.
The Pleasanton Unified School District board hired a firm to do a poll to see whether Pleasanton would support a bond measure and under what circumstances.
The phone-based poll will be integral in deciding when to put the bond measure on a district-wide ballot and what tax rate to pursue, district officials had noted at prior meetings.
The district is pursuing a bond measure, which could be presented as early as the Nov. 8 election, to fund renovations and technology upgrades at various schools, among other projects. The specific project list hasn't been established by the district.
The board will also hear a report on a recent district-wide demographics report, which noted the district will not need a new school in the next 10 years. Enrollment is expected to increase until 2018 and then start to decline through 2025 until it is lower than the current enrollment levels, according to the report that will be presented Tuesday.
The expected decrease is largely due to declining birth rates and a "saturated" housing market, the report noted.
The board is also expected to rehire 12 instructional coaches who were expected to be laid off because of a lack of funding for those positions. Four of the positions will be funded by donations from the Pleasanton Partners in Education (PPIE) Foundation. All of the positions will be funded with one-time dollars.
In other school news:
-Retiring Amador Valley coach Rick Sira will be honored by the board for his contribution to the school's football program over the past 30 years.
-The board will also honor school employees who recently earned their U.S. citizenship
-The board will vote whether to give temporary, non-regular and substitute employees paid sick leave. The vote will be the second reading of the resolution, and the board previously gave its support for the measure.
-The board will discuss how it could set up regular community meetings for the public to talk one-on-one with board members.