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SCHOOLS & KIDS

500 jam Valley Community Church for pro-parcel tax rally

More than 500 joined a rally Sunday sponsored by the newly-formed Save Pleasanton Schools organization to support the $233-a-year...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Kiko, on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm | 487 comments | 7347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G in the lead, but currently doesn't have necessary two-thirds majority

Early results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has the parcel tax measure in the lead with 58.4 percent (6,199...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by No was the right vote, on Jun 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 332 comments | 4954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton teachers agree to pay cut to reportedly save district nearly $4.6M

In a statement released by the Association of Pleasanton Teachers, president Trevor Knaggs announced that teachers made a...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by What about our kids?, on Feb 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 313 comments | 42946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget on Jan. 5 town hall agenda

Millions of dollars in cuts made last year to the Pleasanton Unified School District budget are now being felt and parents...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | 261 comments | 3988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax opponents speak out at board meeting

For the first time, opponents of Measure E, the parcel tax to benefit Pleasanton schools, have spoken out against it at a...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Voting no, on Apr 2, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 241 comments | 6985 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to place $233 parcel tax on June 2 ballot

The Pleasanton school board agreed tonight to ask voters to approve a $233 a year parcel tax in a special election June 2....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm | 233 comments | 3513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Illegal cash-out bond refunding

At the 3/22 PUSD school board meeting, a citizen raised concerns about trusting PUSD with more taxpayer funds (via Measure...

Original post made by PEVC on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by Arnold, on Apr 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm | 220 comments | 6523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax Citizens' Group?

The following letter to the editor was printed 11/27/09 in the PW. Does anyone know what the "concerned citizens' group"...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Dec 20, 2009 at 7:14 am | 199 comments | 3648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax 2

I received a leaflet from the PUSD talking about a new local school funding measure saying that: "After consequtive years...

Original post made by parent on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Jan 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 197 comments | 5696 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays cuts, for now

While no reductions were made at Tuesday night's school board meeting, the deadline to make cuts and put a parcel tax on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 28, 2009 at 10:09 am | 188 comments | 11392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board meets tonight on teachers' salary cut offer

The Pleasanton school board is expected to vote during its regular meeting tonight on a tentative agreement announced last...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Maggog, on Apr 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm | 183 comments | 4986 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Controversy continues over Obama's 10 a.m. video talk to students today

Controversy over President Obama's scheduled 10 a.m. address this morning to the nation's school children continued over...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Patriot Liberal, on Sep 19, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 178 comments | 6949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vote Yes on Measure E

The sample ballot and voter information pamphlet on Measure E, the school district' proposed $98 a year parcel tax, has been...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Really?, on Apr 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm | 175 comments | 4687 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Documents detail Walnut Grove principal's ouster

Jon Vranesh left his office at Walnut Grove Elementary School so quietly on Oct. 25, 2013, that not even the people closest...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by AP, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:30 am | 174 comments | 17779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board trustees, backers of pro and con sides sound off on Measure G defeat

Voters defeated a potential funding source for the school district Tuesday, and now members the Pleasanton Unified School...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Wadsworth, on Jun 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 172 comments | 2623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves modified 'lite' calendar

After last night's two-hour report and discussion on the approval of a modified calendar option, the school board approved...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Twilight Zone, on Jul 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 169 comments | 13117 Views

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Two school district employees refute investigation details

Two school district employees are asking for a public apology from the Pleasanton School District, alleging their reputations...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 165 comments | 14925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton considering eliminating class-size reductions, teaching and administrative positions

Pleasanton School Supt. John Casey warned yesterday that the state's growing deficit problems could force the district...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2009
Last comment by concerned parent, on Jan 23, 2009 at 7:26 am | 164 comments | 3574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board's Moment of Truth

Now is a Moment of Truth for the PUSD Board. Will the Board fight for the children? Fight to maintain the current level...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Feb 9, 2011 at 6:42 am | 159 comments | 3945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Teachers View of Salary Concessions: Just Say No

This email was sent to me as a cut/paste from a friend. I believe it is important that all sides get their points of view...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by kfs, on Jul 4, 2010 at 11:47 am | 154 comments | 4944 Views
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