PUSD $1057 to file a candidate statement:
Original post made by Julie Testa, Foothill High School, on Aug 1, 2008
To file to run for school board for PUSD is free but the candidate must pay the cost of the candidate statement $1057. Without the statement a name will appear but nothing else giving a great disadvantage.
Many school districts pay the full cost of the candidate's statement Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, and Fremont districts all pay the full amount. Livermore requires a $500 deposit they then pay the remainder, Castro Valley requires the full amount of $906. The amount is dependent on the number of registered voters and rangers from $465 to Pleasanton at $1057 which is the highest.
The City of Pleasanton requires $25 to file, $255 for the candidate statement to run for council or mayor.
It cost more than four times as much to run for School Trustee than to run for Mayor.