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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

Pleasanton is told that we live in a "bubble" that bears little resemblance to the rest of the state. This should be taken...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 22 comments | 1568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

parcel tax

Although our children are out of school, I am more than willing to pay a parcel tax to maintain excellence in our schools....

Original post made by anne on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 39 comments | 2390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The numbers being proposed for teacher cuts does not look correct!

Has anyone really looked at the number being proposed for actual cuts? I have. These numbers do not make sense. Example:...

Original post made by Chad on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 14 comments | 1547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD has substantially more dollars but San Ramon outperforms PUSD.

ED-Data, http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us Compare San Ramon to PUSD. PUSD has substantially more dollars but San Ramon outperforms...

Original post made by Liz on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 45 comments | 2127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rallying for schools

School activists have joined to form Save Pleasanton Schools and will hold a rally Sunday to kick off a campaign to bring...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm | 35 comments | 2030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PTA involved in Parcel Tax politics?

A story was published by Emily West of the weekly about the rally being hosted by the Save our Pleasanton Schools Committee....

Original post made by raven on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 39 comments | 2154 Views

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 | 3402 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 | 1739 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 | 1594 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 | 1630 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 | 2171 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 | 1294 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 | 1486 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 | 1699 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 | 1845 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 | 3871 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 | 1306 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 | 1337 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 | 1298 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 | 1286 Views
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