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School costs per pupil here below average of county, state: In both the Liberty Union School and the Brentwood Union Elementary school districts average costs per pupil were below the averages for the other county high school districts and elementary districts, and these in turn were below the state average. This was disclosed in figures released from the office of B.O. Wilson, county superintendent. Wilson reported the cost per elementary pupil in the county was $222.66 as compared with the statewide figure of $233.60, while the cost in the Brentwood Elementary District was $201.63. Average cost per pupil in the six high schools outside unified districts was $354.96, compared with a state average of $377.67. In Liberty Union District the cost reported is $354.96.

In the three unified districts, Mt. Diablo, Pittsburg and Antioch-Live Oak, in which all grades from kindergarten through high school are included, the average per pupil was $276.45, as compared to the state average of $295.47.

Auction to help grant fund: Hal Porter Homes will auction off a variety of home furnishings and miscellaneous items Saturday in conjunction with a grand opening of its model homes at Quail Valley Estates on Laurel Road in Oakley.

Money raised from the auction will go into the Hal and Sherri Porter scholarship Fund, according to Bill McMurray, the company's vice president of marketing and sales. The endowment scholarship, to which the Porters have already donated $21,00, will benefit Liberty Union High School seniors, said Phil White, district superintendent.


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Interest accumulated by the fund will be used for at least two scholarships each year, White said. According to McMurray, the furnishings and other items to be auctioned off have accumulated from various Hal Porter developments, including ones in Gilroy and Scotts Valley. Prior to the auction, a viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m. The Liberty High Jazz Band will be on hand at 11 a.m., and the auction is slated to get under way at 12:15 p.m.

It will be a "cash and carry setup," McMurray said.

-- Brentwood News and Daily Ledger Post Dispatch news files