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PUSD to poll community this month on new bond measure

Original post made on Aug 15, 2019

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees took the next step toward pursuing a new $120 million school facilities bond measure at their first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday night.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 10:49 AM

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Posted by Disheartened
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

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PUSD needs to prioritize re-instating a bus program for getting its students to and from elementary schools. Faced with a unavoidable veterinary appointment at Bishop Ranch at 8:40 this morning, I nearly missed it because I couldn't get out of my own Vintage Hills neighborhood. Cars were parked on both sides of Touriga Drive from Concord all the way down past Reisling. Concord, too has far more parked cars than it can handle during pick-up/drop/off hours. Residents have resorted to placing cones in their driveways to try to prevent parents from impinging on their private property, and the traffic delay continued all the way down Bernal until the library intersection.
I usually avoid travel during those hours, and a stop sign has been added on Concord at the intersection of Kottinger, which is beneficial for accident prevention, but once past it, SUVs often barrel it the rest of the way toward Palomino.
If Measure I1 has $145.5 million not yet allocated, how about allocating it toward signing a viable transportation contract for the elementary and middle school students to give residents of neighborhoods surrounding those elementary and middle schools a fighting chance at reclaiming their streets? It is downright shameful that a city and school district of this size and quality won't provide school buses to transport its children, to the benefit of the entire community.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 15, 2019 at 1:44 pm

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Disheartened, you could maybe buy the buses with bond money, but you couldn’t hire drivers with those funds. Maybe a call to the city to see if tickets are needed? What incentive can we create for carpooling?

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 15, 2019 at 3:39 pm

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This basically the same story from 3 days ago...sheesh. So that thread is dead and we need a new one. Yes, KR, car pooling is the answer, better and cheaper than busses, and should be easily achievable in the computer age. But its been my experience that its usually one person who carries most of the burden.
As for the bond measure polling, if its by phone most of us won't be included. Mail or an online poll would work better for those who care enough.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 15, 2019 at 4:35 pm

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JM, Agreed.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm

Disheartened, want bond money spent on bussing? How about we solve the bigger problem of overcrowded schools and neighborhood student displacement by building a new school with that money?
I promise that will help ensure you make your future veterinary appts on time as well. Unless traffic from construction of a new school inconveniences you in this as well. Maybe a special clause for you to bypass in the event you’re inconvenienced.
School district lied on the last bond, absolutely not supporting a new one. What’s the phone number to call them, I’ll make the call so they don’t have to call me

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