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PUSD may scrap plans for 'E-10' school at Donlon site

Original post made on Nov 16, 2020

Pleasanton Unified School District is considering scrapping plans for the planned school for grades 4 and 5 at the Donlon Elementary site -- dubbed the "E-10" school -- and starting over with a newly developed alternative proposal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 15, 2020, 5:25 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Craig
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 16, 2020 at 9:32 pm

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Good. I hope they scrap it for good. It was going to create a massive traffic nightmare and I can tell you that as soon as we locals got stuck behind people blocking the road to pickup and drop-off their kids, we were going to be on our horn's making their life as miserable as possible.

Posted by Fifty Years Here
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Nov 18, 2020 at 1:20 pm

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Build the Neal School...

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

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Nobody voted for that solution. The bond proposal was for a new elementary school, not extended classrooms on an existing site.

Build it right

Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 19, 2020 at 10:56 am

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This is like a ping pong game with our kids being the ball and the PUSD holding the paddles slapping our kids back and forth, stalling on building that new school that we voted for on measure I1.
Sheikholeslami says their new plan “would take us for the next at least 4 or 5 years so we’d be in good shape in terms of capacity”??? He also assumes that the east side developers will donate land for a new school. ??? Who is this guy and what world is he living in, build that new school that was promised to us and quit stalling !
No more new monies for schools till we get what has been promised to us.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 19, 2020 at 6:34 pm

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Thank you Flightops. PUSD is doing all it can to hang onto the $35MM and still not build a school. No school; no money. Do not bond those funds. Come back when you can build a school.

Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm

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The land, the contractors, the construction material, non of these are going to get any cheaper the longer PUSD stalls, quit playing us for fools!
Who is in charge of keeping an eye on that measure I1 money?? I’m really tired of bond and measure monies that keep getting passed and we never get what we pay for!!

Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm

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The best part of the article is the quote to at a developer might cough up land if they get enough density—read “Dublin style”.

Yuck. Absolutely not.

Posted by Nina
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 8, 2020 at 8:47 am

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Great move, Its unfair to put half of Pleasanton to one school. Its a traffic nightmare for people living in Val Vista. Kids should be able to walk or bike to their home school. Slightly increasing strengths of every school and moving boundaries makes more sense.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 8, 2020 at 11:03 am

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It may be a great idea not to house students at Donlon, but it is not a great idea to hang on to $35MM until they have a site for a school. The promise was to NOT bond those funds if a school wasn’t going to be built.

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