December 18 Special Board Meeting Update: Board Unanimously Approves New School on Denker Drive

During the December 18 Special Board Meeting the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to move forward with a new school on Denker Drive, located on the Donlon property. In their action, the Board also directed the District to continue collaboration with the City of Pleasanton as well as investigate other means to mitigate traffic and safety concerns. Staff will return in January 2019 with a proposal for financing the project.

The presentation shared during last evening’s meeting outlines the extensive work and discussion that took place over the course of the past 14 months to reach a consensus and recommendation.  The conceptual design presented as part of the approved recommendation for the new school would create two school sites on the 18-acre Donlon property, one K-3 school in the existing facilities and a newly constructed school for grades 4 and 5.

“As we enter the design phase for the new school, there will be additional opportunities for engagement with teachers, parents, students, and the broader community to more fully flesh out what the school instructional programs will look like,” said Superintendent David Haglund. “This will be an exciting time, as staff collaborate and develop a vision for student learning to submit to the architects for guidance.”

We would like to extend our gratitude to the parents, staff and community members who have provided their input in this important discussion.   

“Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Board meeting and all who engaged as part of our enrollment discussions to share their input and questions,” said Board President Valerie Arkin. “The Board is committed to continuing to engage our community as we move forward to build capacity in our charge to do what is best for our students.”

The December 18 Special Board meeting was recorded by Tri-Valley TV. Recorded meetings are typically posted within 72 hours of the meeting date on the Tri-Valley TV website.

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