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Pleasanton: School board to talk bond measures

Original post made on Aug 12, 2019

The PUSD board's first meeting of the new school year will cover a range of topics including updates on the Measure I1 bond, a possible new bond measure and appointment of a Harvest Park Middle School vice principal.

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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 12, 2019 at 11:14 am

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"Community polling will take place between Aug. 23 and Sept. 6"
How is the polling going to be conducted? Phone, mail, online? The Pleasanton community or just the school community?

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 12, 2019 at 11:38 am

Anybody know how those middle school chromebooks are holding up, used with capital improvement bond money?

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 12, 2019 at 11:57 am

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JM, traditionally it’s a number of calls—400, 500, 600–representative of the community’s demographics. While stated the phone calls would be statistically accurate within some margin of error, like most polls, I think the calls are not the best method with a community our size. It’s easy enough to poll everyone online who is interested. Besides, who picks up anonymous calls anymore.

I am against this bond, and in particular, the false marketing of this tax as an extension rather than a new tax. The old bonds will be paid off. This is a new bond. Don’t insult me with the, “Hey, you are used to paying this money to us; how about you just keep paying it.”

For another 30 years;
with not one new classroom yet for additional capacity;
on top of the $270MM—plus interest.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 12, 2019 at 6:07 pm

$6,500 a month to hire additional consultants for bond strategy and flyers to convince us taxpayers to approve a “NEW BOND”, another great idea by PUSD to waste our money. No new bonds, no more money, where is our new school??

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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 12, 2019 at 7:37 pm

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Ya, I pretty much knew that it would be a phone poll, but I was hoping for something better. ... "who picks up anonymous calls anymore"...nobody that I know. And that's probably why they got 2016 so very wrong. So it will wind up on the ballot because of the hired consultants, it will lose and they will all be scratching their heads. Then they will wait until the state changes Prop 13 from 66% to 55% and they will try again with a new parcel tax.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 12, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Do they think we have the memories of goldfish?!
They blatantly marketed the last bond as funds for a new school, we got nothing close.

The boldness of this speaks volumes to their incompetence or their view of the intelligence of our community.....or both. And you know what, if they get it, shame on us for being sheep led to slaughter.

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