The Pleasanton school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to revert back to the traditional calendar starting the 2015-16 school year.
In addition, the board directed staff to go back to district bargaining units to re-do the process of looking at an alternative calendar.
"If we want to have a good process, then we need to take the time to do this right," said Pleasanton schools superintendent Parvin Ahmadi.
The board did not provide an implementation timeline, therefore, if there has been no decision on an alternative calendar for the 2016-17 school year -- the school district will continue with a traditional calendar until one is made.
Trustees agreed that the new process for an alternative calendar needs to include more input from parents, teachers and students.
More than 25 people spoke about the calendar change, with more than half of the speakers asking the board to rescind June's approval of the modified lite calendar -- adding that there was no community involvement.
Former Pleasanton councilwoman Sharrel Michelotti said, "Pleasanton has been hurt by this process. We cannot ignore the public."
Pleasanton parent Delia Cooper said the approved calendar would make students lose enrichment opportunities, as well as family time -- which all student speakers agreed with.
Tina Amber, whose six daughters attended Pleasanton schools, agreed with Cooper's statement about the loss of opportunities by asking: "Where would my chemical engineer be without her summer internship at Clorox?"
Many speakers echoed Trustee Jamie Hintzke's concern about being presented five calendar options but only two were being considered at June's board meeting.
"One of the things we were shocked to hear was what some of the trustees mentioned," said Pleasanton parent Patti Coonce. "There was really only two options, modified lite and traditional."
Other arguments against the modified lite calendar included how Pleasanton schools will not be aligned with other neighboring districts and the difficulty of finding child care during the October break.
However, Ahmadi said that other school districts are looking at alternative calendars -- adding that Sunol Glen Unified School District was looking at the topic during their school board meeting last night as well.
After over an hour of community input, the board agreed that the district needed to revisit the issue.
"I do feel we can go through a better process that builds trust and confidence," said trustee Chris Grant.
In other business:
* During closed session, the board voted unanimously to appoint Shay Galletti as Fairlands Elementary interim principal effective Feb. 1.
Galletti is currently vice principal at Fairlands and Vintage Hills elementary schools -- appointed by the school board in June.
She will be succeeding Kim Michels, who has decided to retire due to health issues.
According to Ahmadi, Michels will be working with Galletti until the end of January.
* The board recognized Pleasanton teachers that have now received permanent status within the district.
Bill Faraghan, assistant superintendent of human resources, said there are around 30 certificated teachers. However, only eight teachers were able to make it to Tuesday's meeting.
The next school board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the district's boardroom, 4665 Bernal Avenue.