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Ex-principal sues PUSD alleging harassment, retaliation over disability

Original post made on Apr 20, 2023

A former school administrator is suing the Pleasanton Unified School District and Village High School principal Heather Pereira alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation due to a disability during her time working at Village.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 20, 2023, 5:41 AM

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Posted by Teacher
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 20, 2023 at 9:28 am

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She was "demoted" to a teaching position .... When administrators feel that teaching is "below" them, perhaps it is time to look for other work.

Posted by Joe V
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm

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It appears from her own statements that Terry Conde needed to take some time off and collect disability until she could return to her job. If you can't function at work because you have medical issues, compounded by the drugs that have been prescribed, what is the school district suppose to do?

Posted by Susana Lopez-Krulevitch
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 20, 2023 at 1:11 pm

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I had the privilege to work under the leadership of Heather Pereira and can tell you that this article totally misrepresents her character. As a former employment law attorney, I can tell you that employers can not talk about personnel issues because of of confidentiality requirements that protect employees. This unfortunately leads attorneys representing the employee to say what they want to help their case whether it is true or not knowing that the district can not publicly dispute it. Ms. Pereira's work at PUSD in her role as a teacher and now Vice Principal has always been of the highest standards. Her focus is and has always been to provide ALL our students the best opportunity to succeed in their academic endeavors. She has always been professional, fair and has led by example when working with her colleagues. I am confident that when this goes to court the facts will show that Ms. Pereira did not harass and discriminate against Ms. Conde. I am willing to bet that it was probably the contrary, that she was accommodating and thoughtful and followed protocol to be able to continue to provide what was best for her students. Anyone who has had her as a teacher or has worked with her will agree with me. So Pleasanton Weekly, I challenge you to write the article when these allegations are refuted in court!

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