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San Ramon Valley parents contribute $14 million per year?

Original post made by Wow, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 5, 2009

Today, Tri Valley Herald reporter Tim Hunt states here: Web Link

"In my last column, I misstated the parental contribution to the San Ramon Valley school district. Parents invest $14 million per year directly into school programs and classrooms by donation (not including parcel and property taxes paid)."

Wow. If this is true, 26,000 San Ramon Unified students get avg. $538 per pupil in donations.

Pleasanton's revenue limit per student is $6,347.

San Ramon at $5,725 per student PLUS $538 in donations would be $6,263. This doesn't include revenue from their parcel tax.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm

San Ramon: $14 million in donations
Pleasanton: $187,000

San Ramon: parcel tax passes with 72% of the vote
Pleasanton: doesn't pass

I know some have posted on here that this means we are a superior community because we force our district to be fiscally responsible. I think that's nonsense. I am so disappointed in this community. We need to support our schools!

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Posted by Privatize
a resident of another community
on Jul 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Pleasanton people prefer common sense to "schools". Street smarts are better than book smarts any day. I have no formal education at all and I'm doing fine.

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Posted by Just say NO
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jul 6, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I grew up going to SR Schools and now raise my kids in Pleasanton Schools. I still have friends who's kids still attend SR Schools. I see no difference in content and/or quality. I wonder what they do with the extra $$. It's certainly not spent on the kids. I expect their Administration is gobbling the $$ up themselves, as Pleasanton's School District would if given the $$. Good for Pleasanton residents. There's little, if any, accountability in Schooling these days, why pay more into it? If parents really have issue with the lessor $$, they can move across the valley. The Housing is similarly priced and in the end, we'd all be happier!

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Posted by Privatize
a resident of another community
on Jul 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm

To "Just say NO"

Give up on your love affair with taxes. Of course the schools aren't any better. Public schools are all equally bad. Why is it my responsibility to raise your brats?

Start being responsible and take your "kids" out of legalized child abuse, and raise them yourself for a change.


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