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Guest Opinion: The responsibility of local control

Original post made on Jan 16, 2023

At its December council meeting, Pleasanton relinquished another chance for local control by voting against a compromise solution that would put PUSD on an economically viable path to achieve teacher workforce housing...

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Posted by H
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Jan 16, 2023 at 9:32 am

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This is one of the stupidest things I have ever read. What other local school district has built housing dormitories for teachers and staff? I can't think of any. How many California Distinguished Schools did PUSD have this year? Zero. Unlike Dublin and San Ramon - both of which spend more time on looking at educating and supporting staff rather than this delusion.

Maybe Balch should be asking why other school local districts are succeeding where his is failing. I'm sure part of the reason is the other district aren't wasting their time making politically convenient excuses for failure.


Posted by Ron Bevaqua
a resident of another community
on Jan 16, 2023 at 10:50 am

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It is the responsibility and obligation of a community to provide or offer affordable housing options for its public school teachers.

Either that, or find other teachers willing to commute from far away places


Posted by H
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Jan 16, 2023 at 11:59 am

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Ron Bevaqua you are wrong. It’s absolutely not the responsibility of these locations to house these people. How many Oakland or Peninsula teachers and firefighters live in the trivalley by choice? Many. How many successful trivalley schools have built housing dormitories for teachers and staff? Zero.

Hijacking education to meet political demands of progressive extremism doesn’t work. Stop predicating successful education on the enactment of outlandish progressive demands.


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