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Pleasanton school board weighs new elementary school options

Original post made on Sep 12, 2013

The Pleasanton school board decided not to decide whether to build new schools for an expected influx of new students in the future, but did commit to asking for land and, if possible, a building as part of expected development in East Pleasanton.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I can't imagine anybody donating land and also paying the building costs for a new school...are you crazy?

If it was my land, I would make a reasonable profit. Folks like to talk about making a profit but when it comes to a landowner wanting to make a reasonable profit, many of you morph into weasels!

If it was my land, I'd turn it into swampland and raise mosquitos.

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:36 pm

The last time a developer agreed to build the district a school, all he got for his efforts was sued! And sued personally at that! For the record, the school district lost the suits, and a lot of money in the process, and is still looking for another elementary school.

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Posted by Maggie
a resident of Valencia
on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

"decided not to decide"...who writes these articles?

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:06 am

All this effort on the elementary schools and no talk at all of the middle and high schools. What are the plans for those school levels? Those new students will move kn to the upper grades. It's a mess that all started when they didn't build the Neal school.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Sep 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)

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Posted by MrsJjhh
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

>> "decided not to decide"...who writes these articles? <<

I thought that the repetition was intentional and light-hearted. Indeed, I rather enjoyed it!

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Posted by The time is now
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 20, 2013 at 4:00 am

Has the School Board factored in the expected increase in pension costs that will soon impact the budget - doubtful. These incresed pension costs shoud NOT continue to be ignored just because the CTA and state want to defer the debt. Parents need to understand how the struggling teachers pension system will soon impact their childrens education.

There's only so much money to go around, and that includes tax increases to fund education. But the bottom line is those increased education dollars will only help to fund thr teachers retirement system. Is that bad? Not on the surface.

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