PUSD opts to add additional one-time rehires
Approved on split vote by school board
The Pleasanton school board, on a split vote, chose to add $102,500 for new one-time rehiring, on top of approving more than $2.8 million to restore other positions.
All five members voted in favor of the plan to restore the equivalent of more than 38 employees, including counselors and custodians in elementary, middle and high schools, and vice principals at elementary and middle schools.
On a motion by Valerie Arkin, she, Chris Grant and Jamie Hintzke voted to add one additional literacy coordinator and the equivalent of a half-time library assistant, with the time divided between the district's three middle schools.
That's in addition to adding two library assistants at the district's high schools and the equivalent of four literacy coaches, which was requested at the board's Feb. 12 meeting.
Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi and Deputy Superintendent Luz Cazares originally proposed bringing back the equivalent of 37 employees.
The board also voted to make Management Assistant Nicole Steward a fulltime employee. Arkin opposed the move.