Val Vista residents Audrey and Mark Purnell sent photos of the grounds at Donlon Elementary to the Pleasanton Unified Board of Trustees and the Weekly, noting the scraggly, unkempt appearance at the school this summer and expressing the concern that Donlon was getting ignored in terms of upkeep.
PUSD spokesman Patrick Gannon told the Weekly that district staff have a rotating schedule for weed abatement at school sites, and that Donlon is scheduled for this weekend. The district is also trialing an eco-friendly weed remover as an alternate to Round Up, which functions a little slower, Gannon added.
He also said that the district tries to conserve water over the summer, especially in consideration of the state's dry conditions.
"We'll continue to do our best to meet the many needs at all of our school sites," Gannon said. "We have fewer staff over the summer, but will continue to make headway."