The Pleasanton school board has called a special meeting for 7:30 p.m. tonight to discuss disciplining, dismissing or releasing an employee.
The employee is believed to be Jon Vranesh, the principal at Walnut Grove Elementary School who has been on a paid leave of absence pending an investigation into his work.
The board and Superintendent Parvin Ahamni have declined to explain publicly why Vranesh was removed from his post.
Unless the board makes a decision about Vranesh when it meets in a closed-door session after opening the 7:30 public meeting, the public may not know any more about the situation than has already been reported.
At special board meetings, comments may be taken for only those items appearing on the posted agenda and Vranesh is not named there.
In a lengthy, legal advisory about tonight's meeting, the board stated only that it would be considering "Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release Pursuant to Government Code 54957."
Even so, the public will be allowed to address the board for a limited time, probably 2-3 minutes, about any issues. However, since those issues will not be on the agenda, board members will not be permitted to discuss them at Tuesday's meeting.
Three people spoke in support of Vranesh before the school board meeting last Tuesday, although the board announced prior to a closed session that it would not be discussing the issue.
After the closed-door meeting, Erin Lyions, the parent of a Walnut Grove student, once again asked that Vranesh be reinstated at the school.
"I'm mostly here to remind you that it's been almost eight weeks since Jon Vranesh was removed from Walnut Grove," Lyions told the board, adding she'd "run out of patience."
"You seem to have an endless stream of money," she added, noting that in addition to paying Vranesh while he's on administrative leave, the district is also paying for an investigator and has paid two principals as well.
"I just wish some of this money could have been found before my kid had to squeeze into a kindergarten class with 29 others," Lyions said.