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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big decisions to be made at tonight's board meeting

The Pleasanton Unified School District board will face two hot issues tonight: budget cuts and a parcel tax. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 20 comments | 1469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suggestions for PUSD School Board to consider tonight

I cannot attend tonight's school board meeting. However, I've read many comments for and against support of the parcel tax....

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm | 35 comments | 1712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

what I heard at the Feb. 24th school board meeting

I stayed all the way to the end. There were some important decisions made tonight. First, the board is going forward...

Original post made by Sandy on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 53 comments | 3794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An Idea for a Different Use of Parcel Taxes

I posted this on another thread, but it was suggested I try this. I have had this thought knocking around of how to look...

Original post made by Disagree w/B on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 11 comments | 1570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board slashes $9 million from budget

Despite pleas to save positions and programs, the school board officially identified millions of dollars in cuts to balance...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 114 comments | 2339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to hold two parcel tax meetings next week

Pleasanton Unified School District announced they will meet Thursday, in addition to the public hearing Wednesday, to vote...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:58 pm | 28 comments | 1575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

Pleasanton is told that we live in a "bubble" that bears little resemblance to the rest of the state. This should be taken...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 22 comments | 1570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

parcel tax

Although our children are out of school, I am more than willing to pay a parcel tax to maintain excellence in our schools....

Original post made by anne on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 39 comments | 2392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The numbers being proposed for teacher cuts does not look correct!

Has anyone really looked at the number being proposed for actual cuts? I have. These numbers do not make sense. Example:...

Original post made by Chad on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 14 comments | 1548 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD has substantially more dollars but San Ramon outperforms PUSD.

ED-Data, http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us Compare San Ramon to PUSD. PUSD has substantially more dollars but San Ramon outperforms...

Original post made by Liz on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 45 comments | 2130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rallying for schools

School activists have joined to form Save Pleasanton Schools and will hold a rally Sunday to kick off a campaign to bring...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm | 35 comments | 2033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PTA involved in Parcel Tax politics?

A story was published by Emily West of the weekly about the rally being hosted by the Save our Pleasanton Schools Committee....

Original post made by raven on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 39 comments | 2154 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 | 3404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the Traditional Bobblehead Trustee

One of our newest Board Members has taken her role beyond the traditional bobblehead Trustee that only nods yes to the Superintendent...

Original post made by Liz on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 17 comments | 1739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton PTA Council drives this Parcel Tax Campaign?

Pleasanton PTA Council web site states that PTA's can take an active roles in campaign. Does that mean that PTA Council...

Original post made by old crow on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 11 comments | 1595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can the topics surrounding the Parcel Tax be posted separately?

I'm one of the Pleasanton parents on the fence about the parcel tax. Before the vote, I'm trying to learn as much as I can...

Original post made by On the Fence on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm | 16 comments | 1633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Honesty in the Dollars for Parcel Tax

I would like all of the school parent organizations in Pleasanton to disclose on this thread how much money was donated to...

Original post made by paula on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm | 42 comments | 2172 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Parcel tax measure is a go

Registered voters, mark your calendars for another special election June 2. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5321...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 17 comments | 1295 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Editorial

Save Pleasanton Schools Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5327 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 19 comments | 1486 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pink Slip Friday

Hundreds of teachers, faculty, administrators, students and parents today showed their support for a school parcel tax on...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 22 comments | 1701 Views
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