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Pleasanton school board approves 4.5% pay raise for classified workers

Original post made on Dec 15, 2021

Pleasanton Unified School District's classified staff members received a 4.5% salary increase for the 2021-22 school year, after the Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement with the California School Employees Association.

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Posted by Truth
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 15, 2021 at 10:06 am

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Any cuts in staff should start with Julio Hernandez and David Haglund. Their toxic leadership must be addressed.

Posted by Ennis
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 15, 2021 at 10:54 am

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Amazing -provide a 'me-too' raise and instantly raise the threat of lay-offs (which Julio will use as a negotiating threat for the next round of negotiations). How about this Cabinet -a.) those same people are a key part of the customer service face of the district, you aren't, b.) many of them are grossly underpaid, unlike you, and c.) inflation is running, based on various reporting, at 6-10% currently and as such, this 'raise' is merely running in place from a cost of living standpoint. What kind of layoffs will be threatened when the take a serious run at including medical as part of compensation as was commented on by Dr. Hagelund?

Truth above is right. Cabinet, and through association the Board, could have approached these negotiations with both unions honestly, fairly, with recognition of the difficulties faced in the schools and instead chose to get their noses in the compensation trough before anyone else and then take a hard line on any compensation changes for the rank and file. And, while a great attempt at positioning the dire straits that PUSD finds itself in, it doesn't do much for making PUSD a destination district out in the job marketplace. Unprofessional, incompetent, and clearly lacking in any understanding of the HR/motivation/how to treat employees approach to managing a workforce. Oh yea, that's right, Julio is HR...

All I'll say is the next round of negotiations should be a real humdinger...

Posted by KathleenRuegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 15, 2021 at 11:43 am

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Just a second to Truth’s and Ennis’s posts.

Posted by Jimmy The Jet
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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The staff has increased at the DO under this leadership. Maybe those newly created jobs could be the first to go.

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