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Pleasanton: School Board to Vote on Bond Measure Wish List

July 2, 2016

PLEASANTON-- The Pleasanton Unified School District will get one step closer this week to placing a $200 million-plus bond measure on the November ballot.

School board members are expected to vote Thursday on a project list for the potential bond measure, which could include 42 new classrooms, repairing old facilities and upgrading campus safety equipment such as adding video surveillance to main areas to all the schools, according to a district report.

Board members will have to decide how much of a bond measure the district should go for --$312 million, $281 million or $234 million.

A $312 million measure would cost voters $60 per $100,000 of assessed value while the $234 million measure would cost $45 million per $100,000 of assessed value.

The potential project list also includes dedicating funds to energy and water efficiencies, including installing solar panels to the schools or adding water-efficient toilets to facilities. This could cost between $7.9 million to $15.8 million. Other perks of the higher bond measure would mean adding or upgrading synthetic turf, which could cost $13 million.

The board meets Thursday 7 p.m. at 4665 Bernal Ave. for potential approval of the project list, and July 30 if it decides to place a measure on the November ballot.

Contact Angela Ruggiero at 510-293-2469 or twitter.com/aeruggie