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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Services planned for Dr. Bill James, former Pleasanton schools superintendent

A memorial service for Dr. Bill James, former long-serving superintendent of Pleasanton schools who died earlier this month,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Robin Neal, on Oct 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm | 2 comments | 2049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Head of the Class: Gates working to make Donlon 'feel like home'

Janet Gates, who most recently worked as a vice principal at Lydiksen Elementary for three years, replaced Sebastian Bull...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Lori, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Head of the Class: Villaseñor settling in at Valley View

Soraya Villaseñor was not planning on education as a profession. Read the full story here https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2017/10/04/head-of-the-class-villaseor-settling-in-...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Calvin, on Oct 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 1673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Positas College on lockdown amid 'suspicious occurrence'

Las Positas College in Livermore has been on lockdown with a shelter-in-place ordered on campus since around 11 a.m. today...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent , on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm | 12 comments | 2719 Views

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School board to compare enrollment projections to actual turnouts

A comparison of enrollment projections to actual numbers, a bond-funded laptop purchase proposal and a report on the 2017...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by FalseNews & AlternativeFacts, on Sep 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm | 30 comments | 2186 Views

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Editorial: PUSD should reveal superintendent finalist before appointment

The school board was expected to select its top choice for the new superintendent this week -- PUSD's fifth leader since...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by Wilson Gary, on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:51 am | 47 comments | 3329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Overcrowding Today and in Future, 9/12/17 Meeting

Pleasanton School Board Workshop School Overcrowding Today and in Future September 12, at 7:00 p.m. 4665 Bernal Avenue Tuesday...

Original post made by Julie Testa on Sep. 10, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 11, 2017 at 8:31 am | 4 comments | 515 Views

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Community celebrates new turf field at Amador Stadium

Pleasanton students, educators, city and school district leaders and community members turned out at Amador Valley High School...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 8, 2017 at 9:22 am | 2 comments | 1599 Views

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AVHS Sold Out Parking Lot Debacle

Anybody else concerned 'about the parking permit situation at AVHS? Well I am. The administration's decision to assign...

Original post made by AVHS parent on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Wilma, on Sep 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm | 32 comments | 2515 Views

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PUSD legal fees - $1,065,468 YTD

I was wondering if the Pleasanton Weekly could find out why on earth PUSD has spend over $ 1 million on lawyers since the...

Original post made by curious on Jun. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jtjh, on Sep 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm | 19 comments | 5528 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD spends over $300,000 more in legal fees in June and July

The wasting of tax dollars continues as the current school board agenda shows PUSD paid law firms a number of payments split...

Original post made by Shocked (but not surprised really) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Warrants, on Sep 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm | 8 comments | 1494 Views

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Near record-breaking temperatures expected this weekend

With triple digit temperatures forecast for the Tri-Valley this holiday weekend, the city of Pleasanton is activating two...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2017
Last comment by Julia Reis, on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 1691 Views

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School board speaks out against discrimination in wake of Charlottesville violence

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night reemphasized PUSD’s commitment to nondiscrimination in light of deadly violence...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 17 comments | 2320 Views

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PUSD updates enrollment figures, cites error

Pleasanton Unified School District officials have released revised enrollment figures for this school year, saying a previous...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2017
Last comment by Scott Hale, on Aug 25, 2017 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2471 Views

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School board to talk nondiscrimination 'in light of recent events in our nation'

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night is set to discuss PUSD's commitment to nondiscrimination "in light of recent events...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Think: Who would be against this?, on Aug 23, 2017 at 11:28 am | 5 comments | 1234 Views

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Editorial: New year, new start, new optimism for PUSD

Monday marked the first day of Pleasanton school district's school year with new leadership, new bond money to fund needed...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by PUSD Parent, on Aug 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm | 1 comment | 1870 Views

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School board set for Saturday facilities tour

The Pleasanton school board has called a special meeting for Saturday morning for board members to take a tour of district...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 955 Views

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School board OKs first round of Measure I1 bond sales

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night unanimously authorized the first issuance and sale of Measure I1 bonds, a move...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Flightops, on Aug 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm | 11 comments | 2044 Views

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School board to consider initial round of Measure I1 bond sales

The first issuance and sale of Measure I1 bonds, a report on PUSD property and a budget update are among the items on the...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 10, 2017 at 10:33 am | 4 comments | 1364 Views

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What happened to Foothill high???

2016 SAT score was so poor for Foothill High in comparison to Amador: Amador: Reading 607, Math 639, Writing 608, Total...

Original post made by Depressed Parent on Jul. 31, 2017
Last comment by Concerned2, on Jul 31, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 1 comment | 497 Views
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