A story in the May 30 issue reported that the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) will be in better fiscal shape, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May budget revision.

The story said that the PUSD budget will be improved because more money will come to the district for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). PERS is the retirement system used by many non-certificated employees, for example, administrative assistants and custodians.

However, PERS does not send money to the district. The district has an obligation to contribute to PERS. The district will have more money, thanks to the May Revise, because it will not have to contribute as much money as the January budget said would be the case. However, with budget trailer bills still alive, the final legislation is not known.


A letter in last week's Independent stated that Assembly Representative Rebecca Bauer-Kahan voted NO on HR 22. That is incorrect. According to her staff, she did not vote no.