The Pleasanton School Board will convene tonight in a special board meeting called to discuss -- and possibly vote on -- an employee discipline, dismissal or release.
The meeting is set to begin at 5:30, with the board going immediately into closed session. A vote, if one is held, would come after the closed-door meeting.
Employee disciplines and dismissals are allowed exemptions to the Brown Act, which requires meeting to be open to the public, although employees can request their hearing be held in public by requesting so at least 24 hours in advance.
The meeting will be held in the district board room, 4665 Bernal Ave.
Meanwhile, Walnut Grove Elementary School is getting its third new principal in less than two months. Jon Vranesh was replaced by interim principal Richard Puppione, who is stepping down Nov. 21 due to health issues.
Steve Maher is coming out of retirement to step in as Walnut Grove's interim principal, according to an message from Pleasanton School Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi.
Maher, a 40-year veteran of the district, will begin his official duty at Walnut Grove on Dec. 2 and will work with Puppione to make the transition.
The district has also increased Vice Principal Elias Muniz Rodriguez's time at Walnut Grove to three days per week.