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PUSD board approves pay bump for classified staff, postpones vote on cabinet raises

Original post made on May 27, 2020

Pleasanton Unified School District staff will see a 2.75% pay raise after the trustees finalized a labor contract last week, but they tabled the matter of salary increases for executive cabinet members until next month.

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Posted by Ornithology
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm

I am glad the district did NOT approve any pay increases for the district cabinet members. With so many parents hurting from job loss, this is not the time for leadership raises. They are doing just fine --- having jobs with existing contract values.

Posted by PapaDan
a resident of Danbury Park
on May 27, 2020 at 4:15 pm

Any increase in pay for school district employees, both certificates and classified, is an important investment in our community. We need to support the schools in this and other ways at every opportunity. Looks like hard times are ahead and we need to find ways to support our schools.

Posted by Concerned Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 28, 2020 at 9:29 am

Just clarifying that the Board of Trustees did not approve an increase for themselves (a very noble gesture); however, the vote for a 2.75% raise for the 5 District Executive Cabinet Members (Superintendent David Haglund and Assistant Superintendents Janelle Woodward, Julio Hernandez, Ed Diolazo, and Ahmed Sheikholeslami) has been postponed. The current total salary of the 5 District Executive Cabinet Members is over $1.3M, so the proposed raise is $36,000. Approving a raise for the District Executive Cabinet Members at this time, would be irresponsible and insensitive to the Pleasanton community in light of the Covid-19 impacts, such as job loss and small business closures. The $36,000 should be used for budget shortfalls, much needed money for classroom related expenses, or money needed to modify teaching methods due to Covid 19. If the Board of Trustees can vote No to a stipend increase for themselves, why can't the District Executive Cabinet Members rescind their own recommendation for a raise? Better yet, I hope the Board of Trustees vote No!

Posted by Ptown parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Oh you should be watching this executive cabinet closely, lots going on while we are all away...that vote came right at the end of the board meeting, when no one was watching. BUT the same executive cabinet felt paying teachers for training for remote learning needed to be cut? There's a lot this community should be questioning about this leadership, it's happening right under our noses.

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