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Pleasanton Unified to consider approval of Facilities Master Plan, 2022-23 budget

Original post made on Jun 22, 2022

The Pleasanton school board will be reviewing several key items for approval at Thursday's board meeting, including the final adoption of the Facilities Master Plan.

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Posted by Richard Michael
a resident of another community
on Jun 22, 2022 at 9:38 pm

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This is the same district, that with its last bond, diverted $19 million to pay off prior debt (COPS - certificates of participation). As a result, the operating budget was relieved of a huge operating expense. It was done very slickly -- avoiding the pay-off going through the county treasurer's office, where it might have been flagged.

Does anyone see "paying off prior debt" as a permitted use of Proposition 39 bond funds in the California Constitution? In fact, using Prop 39 bond funds for operating expenses is expressly prohibited.

Misuse of public funds is a violation of Penal Code 424(a)(2).

Now you can all go back to sleep again.

Posted by Pton Resident
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:03 am

Pton Resident is a registered user.

Right-sizing? Please. Use real words. The district plans to cut staff through attrition and/or layoffs. Reporters should not buy into these meaningless BS terms made up by bureaucrats.

How in the world can the district be tight on funds? Our federal gov't was throwing piles of cash at gov't entities. Where did all that cash go? Masks? A zillion covid tests? Ridiculous DEI studies? If businesses were run as poorly as public schools are run, we would have no businesses in this country.

Posted by Frustrated Voter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm

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I’m concerned about “right-sizing.” Many teachers and staff retired or resigned this year, for myriad reasons, yet the district office has added many, MANY new positions or increased department size over the past few years. For example, look at the past and current staffing of the Assessment and HR departments, while the award-winning TV-TiP program, which supported new teachers, was dismantled. Noticeably, support to classrooms has not increased, but the number of folks analyzing or directing classroom activities has exploded. Let’s “right-size” overhead downtown instead of PUSD’s classroom support, which is where the focus of this “business plan” should be.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 25, 2022 at 7:11 am

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Laid off and retired teachers are rehired in most instances by PUSD as substitute teachers.

PUSD mailed a flyer to registered voters this week highlighting I1 money they spent on upgrades, none of which went to a new school. The flyer announces a potential bond this November general election.

The flyer provides a link to PUSD on the bottom of the page asking recipients to provide their opinion for that possible bond this November.

That link is no good. It does not link to any PUSD voter survey for opinion.

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