The Pleasanton School Board will likely be discussing former Walnut Grove Elementary School Principal Jon Vranesh at its meeting tonight.
Although the topics of closed sessions are not released, the board has an agenda item to discuss employee discipline, dismissal or release for its closed-door meeting.
Last month, the board voted to hire another principal at Walnut Grove, and held a meeting for parents on Jan. 9 to ask what they want in a new head of the school.
Vranesh remains on paid administrative leave.
A request by the Pleasanton Weekly for documents surrounding his removal from his post was answered with a reply requesting a 30-day extension because, according the letter from the district's attorney, Kim Bogard of Kingley Boqard LLP, "As a courtesy, our office notified Mr. Vranesh's attorney of its intent to respond and produce the documents requested in Pleasanton Weekly's request. Mr. Vranesh's attorney has notified our office of his: 1) client's objection to the production of the requested documentation; and 2) willingness to take legal action to prevent disclosure."
In an email to the Pleasanton Weekly this afternoon, Vranesh's attorney, Paul Kondrick, disputed the characterization of the response and stated there was not an objection to producing the documents.
Kondrick wrote in the email, "Mr. Vranesh indeed did not take the position with the District that he would fight the release of information, but rather, he stated to the District's attorney that he 'expects the District to take all necessary legal and other action to preserve the confidence and privacy of those matters and documents,' as appropriate, and would be willing to 'join any legal proceeding' necessary to best assure the protection of the privacy rights of PUSD students, parents and staff/employees as pertain to these ongoing District matters."
He also noted that "neither Mr. Vranesh nor our office has ever seen the entire so-called 'investigator's report' that your publication appears to be seeking."
In other actions at its meeting tonight, the board will consider adding six new music, science and engineering classes at high and middle schools for the next school year. The new classes, if approved, would cost the district more than $265,000.
The board will also consider reopening contract negotiations with the California School Employees Association on a number of items, and will also consider approving summer school programs for students that are falling behind.