"Though much of the state budget remains undecided, school officials say they must prepare for a worst-case scenario — a potential $7 million to $8 million hit to its $116 million budget and staff of 1,300 full-time and part-time employees."
One of the things PUSD has been telling us is that our neighboring districts including Livermore and Dublin are in better shape than we are going into this budget crisis because they already have parcel taxes in place. They have made it sound like we need a parcel tax in order to "keep up with the Joneses."
Recent news reports that Dublin is increasing class sizes and moving elementary music to a fee based after school program.
Livermore is still facing cuts of the same magnitude that PUSD is facing.
The reason for this is that PUSD receives significantly more funding than other comparable districts even when those parcel tax monies are included! Go to look up info here. Comparatively, Pleasanton should NOT need a parcel tax!