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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Discovery Program Being Eliminated-W/O Any Discussion

Can someone explain to me why the Discovery Program at Walnut Grove was just eliminated, yet parents just got a matter of...

Original post made by WG on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Bird Parent, on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:21 am | 37 comments | 21632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Can The School Board Violate The Brown Act?

Editor's Note: To clarify, this post is from a recipient of the email, not from Bowser, and is only a portion of the email....

Original post made by I Was There on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Leadership at $2.31/hour?, on Nov 16, 2013 at 10:53 am | 63 comments | 19153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board meets tonight on class size cuts

The Pleasanton School Board at its meeting tonight will consider three alternatives to reducing class sizes for early elementary...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by hmmm, on Nov 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 36 comments | 13826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Presenting the class of 2008

Bayley Adams Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=4087 posted Friday, June 6, 2008,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 12925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 12858 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 | 11601 Views

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Low income housing here isn't really all that 'low'

While city officials await final approval from Alameda County Superior Court, the Urban Habitat affordable housing coalition...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Pete , on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 10960 Views

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Pleasanton school board to look at restoring programs, new savings from union, management concessions

At tonight's Pleasanton school board meeting, members will be looking at possible programs to restore, made possible by concessions...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by i've had enough , on May 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 71 comments | 9664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Star Baseball in Pleasanton is a joke

Has anyone else experience the "Has Been Dad" factor when it comes to All Stars in this town? The Board picks the All Star...

Original post made by Dan on Jun. 27, 2010
Last comment by Russ, on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:27 am | 84 comments | 9360 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school sports face funding challenge

For years the biggest problem facing high school coaches in Pleasanton has been determining who will be the key players and...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Lucia Holman, President Foothill Athletic Boosters, on May 24, 2012 at 9:44 am | 32 comments | 8994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plesanton's Centerpointe preschool, former employee sued by parents of bound child

The parents of a 2-year-old who was bound with tape while in the care of Centerpointe Christian Preschool in Pleasanton have...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 8832 Views

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Missing 17-year-old Foothill student found at friend's residence

Morgan Stanton, a Pleasanton 17-year-old who was reported missing, has been found at a friend's residence, Pleasanton police...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by intheknow, on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 8038 Views

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Bowser to announce bid for county office

Pleasanton School Board President Jeff Bowser will announce his candidacy for the office of Alameda County Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Bowser is Bad, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 7966 Views

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Pleasanton school board to hear latest state funding estimates at tonight's meeting

The Pleasanton School board will get an update on the latest financial news from the state at its meeting tonight. The update...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:50 am | 31 comments | 7894 Views

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School board finds 'merit' to complaints, will replace Walnut Grove principal

In a marathon closed session that lasted more than seven hours, the Pleasanton School Board decided to replace Jon Vranesh...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 20, 2013 at 7:22 am | 22 comments | 7714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug Sniffing Dogs at Amador Valley?

Today I received this message from the PTSA at Amador Valley High School: "A special PTSA General Meeting will take place...

Original post made by A Neighbor on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Parent , on Dec 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 61 comments | 7649 Views

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What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 7435 Views

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School board postpones discussion on principal

Three people spoke in support of ousted Principal Jon Vranesh before the Pleasanton school board Tuesday night, although...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Will, on Dec 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm | 45 comments | 6890 Views

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Pleasanton board's action leaves principal's status unclear

The employment status of former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh still isn't clear in spite of a 3-2 vote taken in closed...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 33 comments | 6622 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Secret PUSD Lawsuits: Zangle v. Pleasanton Unified School District

I am wondering why lawsuits are filed against Pleasanton Unified School District that never seem to appear on the PUSD agendas....

Original post made by Yet Another Lawsuit on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by A concerned parent, on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 43 comments | 6590 Views
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