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Pleasanton Unified board votes to increase salary to principals, other admin

Original post made on Jul 13, 2022

The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved salary increases, additional salary steps and health insurance options to management and classified staff during its last meeting of the fiscal year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:27 AM

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Posted by Frustrated Voter
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 13, 2022 at 9:38 am

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So teachers will now be trained (probably one time) to troubleshoot tech problems? This is in addition to teaching content and social/emotional skills, and instead of having a tech person at each site. Hmmm. Once again, management and the school board have approved putting fancy money downtown and not in classrooms.

Posted by Teacher
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 13, 2022 at 10:02 am

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As a teacher, I'm glad our district is finally recognizing that there is too much administrative turnover and we need to be more competitive to keep good administrators. At the same time, I'm frustrated by comments like "The increases in the salary come after what assistant superintendent of human resources Julio Hernandez said were flaws in the district where some of the positions like principals made more than a high district office employee."

I've seen a number of principals leave schools for a better paying 9-5 job in the district office. That is part of the problem - they have less work for more pay, so why not jump to some district office desk. Part of the problem with retaining good administrators is the belief our district seems to hold that principals are less valuable to students (and teachers) than another employee at the district office.

Posted by Pton Resident
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jul 13, 2022 at 9:21 pm

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More than $125K to for a grading equity contract. No homework. Retaking quizzes and tests. What a monumental waste of taxpayer money and what a massive disservice to students. Schools need to get back to teaching kids how to learn and be successful in life. All of this other stuff is pure BS. What a scam.

Posted by Truth
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 16, 2022 at 7:57 pm

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So the justification for raising management salaries yet AGAIN is to match the raise recently given to teachers, but teachers don’t get to receive a match of the same full family medical coverage management gets. But yes, they’re all about equity.

An alarming number of teachers are leaving PUSD in the midst of a teacher shortage - more this summer than ever before. The district stands to make around $10-15 million by moving the district office to the new W. Las Positas site and selling a portion of their downtown property. It should be invested in full health care coverage for teachers, like every surrounding district our teachers are fleeing to. They can’t claim they won’t have the funds, and they can’t claim they are anything close to competitive with surrounding districts without it. Speak up to the board if you care about having enough quality teachers to support our students.

If it’s good enough for management, it’s good enough for our teachers.

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