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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to place $233 parcel tax on June 2 ballot

The Pleasanton school board agreed tonight to ask voters to approve a $233 a year parcel tax in a special election June 2....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm | 233 comments | 3373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the Traditional Bobblehead Trustee

One of our newest Board Members has taken her role beyond the traditional bobblehead Trustee that only nods yes to the Superintendent...

Original post made by Liz on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 17 comments | 1721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton PTA Council drives this Parcel Tax Campaign?

Pleasanton PTA Council web site states that PTA's can take an active roles in campaign. Does that mean that PTA Council...

Original post made by old crow on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 11 comments | 1575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can the topics surrounding the Parcel Tax be posted separately?

I'm one of the Pleasanton parents on the fence about the parcel tax. Before the vote, I'm trying to learn as much as I can...

Original post made by On the Fence on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm | 16 comments | 1612 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Honesty in the Dollars for Parcel Tax

I would like all of the school parent organizations in Pleasanton to disclose on this thread how much money was donated to...

Original post made by paula on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm | 42 comments | 2153 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Parcel tax measure is a go

Registered voters, mark your calendars for another special election June 2. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5321...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 17 comments | 1271 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Editorial

Save Pleasanton Schools Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5327 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 19 comments | 1461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pink Slip Friday

Hundreds of teachers, faculty, administrators, students and parents today showed their support for a school parcel tax on...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 22 comments | 1679 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

WEAR GREEN TO SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION TO RAISING TAXES

If you oppose raising taxes, wear green on Tuesday, March 17. GREEN: the color of YOUR money....

Original post made by John Adams on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 25 comments | 1823 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Bringing Pink Slip Issues Into the Classroom

Just out of curiosity, would you find it inappropriate if your child's teacher constantly talked about losing their job to...

Original post made by Concerned About Teacher Behavior on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm | 148 comments | 3846 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Depth of the California Budget Shortfall And Its Effect On Us

As each day passes and tax collections continue to nosedive, the new announcements of state governmental budget shortfalls...

Original post made by frank on Mar. 14, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Mar 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

IN SPITE of existing parcel tax, Dublin increases class sizes

This is information provided on PUSD FAQs page: Which districts around us receive funding from a parcel tax? How much...

Original post made by Ruby D on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Mar 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 6 comments | 1321 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Counselors are important, support parcel tax

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5296 posted Friday, March 6, 2009,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by IMO, on Mar 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 9 comments | 1276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Performance-based Teacher Compensation

This isn't meant to be a parcel tax discussion. It's an attempt to look at how to align teacher compensation with educational...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 13, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 3 comments | 1271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Of Note

<B>Teen attends Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference </B> Ashley Rodondi, a junior at Amador Valley High School, attended...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Important to know, on Mar 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 1319 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Worth Reading: an article about true leadership

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/03/12/a_head_with_a_heart/?s_campaign=yahoo By Kevin Cullen Globe...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Duh, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 2 comments | 1191 Views

SPORTS

Blue Devils heading to national hockey tournament

The Tri-Valley Blue Devils Midget 18AA team is on a high after taking home the USA Hockey Tier II Pacific District Championship...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by fan, on Mar 12, 2009 at 8:51 pm | 2 comments | 1995 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

SEC alleges $40M Ponzi scheme involving Pleasanton businessman

A Pleasanton man has been implicated in a $40-million Ponzi scheme by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by OldFriend, on Mar 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 1451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen Drug Overdose This weekend

I am hearing that there was Amador students partying in Ruby Hill this weekend and one was taken by ambulance to the hospital...

Original post made by Rich on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by mary, on Mar 12, 2009 at 3:22 pm | 10 comments | 1742 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firecrackers/fireworks in the middle of the night?

Two nights out of the past few, I've been awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of loud firecrackers going off....

Original post made by Sleepy on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by HAHA, on Mar 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm | 26 comments | 2128 Views
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