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Will PUSD Cut CSR?

Original post made by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Jun 3, 2009

The ball is in the School Board Trustees' court now.

The State has given them flexibility in CSR rules and other categorical funding so CSR is not an "all or nothing" program. They still have other options to pursue that are negotiable.

Will the Trustees risk losing $6MM in State funding for the $2MM it costs them? Will they cut off their noses to spite their faces and then somehow blame the community for turning down Measure G?

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Posted by Chatty Chad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:00 am

PUSD proposing to cut CSR and risking to lose $6M in funding from the state was the deal breaker for me and led me to vote NO on G. Any competent administrator and board members would cut that as the last resort, not the first. If it costs us just $2M, we can make cuts elsewhere to compensate. No efforts were made by the district nor the board members to make that happen.


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Posted by Agree with Chatty Chad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:06 am

CSR may mean instead of 20 kids in a class, there will be 22 or 25, but anyone who believed that CSR would be completely eliminated without a parcel tax bought into the emotional hype perpetuated by PUSD and SPS.

Looks like Trustee Arkin was right to recommend the school district spend $30K on a parcel tax survey to figure out whether the tax would get the necessary support.

How much did PUSD spend on this special election? Estimates were that it would cost the school district and the taxpayers up to $300K.


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