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SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Ramon votes on parcel tax today

Today is the last day for San Ramon voters to get their mail ballots in before counting begins. They face a decision about...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Diana, on May 6, 2009 at 8:16 am | 4 comments | 1063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

flexibility in allocating state funds to schools

At the last school district meeting I attended, a list of categorical funds that had been reduced by the state was distributed....

Original post made by Sandy on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Parent who is voting NO ON G, on May 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 1089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

how step and column salaries work for Pleasanton teachers

I want to summarize some basic facts about step and column salaries for teachers. Since teachers do not receive bonuses,...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by anon reply, on May 9, 2009 at 8:45 am | 66 comments | 2380 Views

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Where the $9.7 million estimate for cuts came from

Last night at the school board meeting, around 9:35 or 9:40 pm, Luz Cazares provided a recap of why the cabinet and board...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by parent, on May 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 55 comments | 2166 Views

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Rules on Using Stimulus Funds Not Clear

Here's an exerpt from an article in today's San Jose Mercury News: "the $8 billion in federal stimulus funds for California...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Ptown resident, on May 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 1056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"No on G" guarantees larger class sizes

With the uncertainty about how the governor's May revise will affect next year's school budget, it is hard to know how severe...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Privatize, on May 20, 2009 at 12:29 pm | 23 comments | 1312 Views

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State Education Budget Faces Additional Cuts

In the May Revise to the State Budget, announced last week, the Governor adjusted the February budget to close the gap that...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on May 18, 2009 at 4:47 pm | 8 comments | 1117 Views

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how could class sizes stay small if measure G does not pass?

I don't see how it will be possible for class sizes to stay small if measure G fails. I made a previous post with the title...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on May 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 8 comments | 1233 Views

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PUSD board meets Wednesday and Friday this week, Tuesday next week

Special board meetings are scheduled for June 3, at 6 pm, and June 5, at 5 pm. (There's also a meeting next week, June 9,...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 981 Views

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PUSD summary of board actions on June 3

I just received an email via the district's e-connection, which briefly summarizes the action taken at last night's board...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

coordinating classroom volunteers: would this help the schools?

I know that many parents volunteer in classrooms in the district. I wonder, though, how equitable that process is, if volunteers...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 6, 2009
Last comment by different resident, on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm | 18 comments | 1302 Views

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shorten the school year, Mercury News recommends

I would like to hear reactions to this San Jose Mercury News editorial from Sunday's paper. Editorial: Shorten school...

Original post made by sandy on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by PToWN94566, on Jun 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm | 18 comments | 1458 Views

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PUSD admins don't have jobs back yet

This is a follow-up to Peter's post: http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=2359 The board considered...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 15 comments | 1484 Views

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June 29 school board meeting will be broadcast Friday July 3

I just called the Tri-Valley Community television folks and confirmed that the school board meeting from June 29, which was...

Original post made by Sandy on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by sandy, on Jul 4, 2009 at 5:55 am | 4 comments | 1063 Views

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online auction to benefit Pleasanton schools

I had not seen this link before -- anyone who would like can bid for one of the donated items (Eddie Papa's gift cards, dinner...

Original post made by Sandy on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jul 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm | 3 comments | 1382 Views

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Sandy Piderit's campaign kickoff Friday August 27

Pleasanton residents -- please join me at the Amador Valley Community Park this Friday between 6:30 and 8 pm to kick off...

Original post made by Sandy on Aug. 22, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on Aug 25, 2010 at 8:55 am | 12 comments | 1419 Views

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Pleasanton teachers do great things

I'd like to create a place here on the forums where we can recognize the quality, professional work that Pleasanton teachers...

Original post made by Sandy on Feb. 12, 2011
Last comment by highschoolstudent, on Feb 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm | 36 comments | 4790 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Californians back tax extensions

A Reuters article reports on the results of a new Field poll at this http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/16/us-economy-california-budget-poll-idUSTRE72F44P20110316 "Califor...

Original post made by Sandy on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Taxed enough, on Mar 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 14 comments | 1099 Views

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should the school district have more discretion in the layoff process?

I came across two interesting pieces recently that I thought members of the community might want to read. The first is a...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Slippers, on May 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm | 19 comments | 1850 Views

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Anyone watching the school board meeting tonight?

I am out of town, but the agenda is so long that I'm betting the meeting will go till midnight. The 2012-2013 budget,...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by LuvPleasanton, on Jun 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 4 comments | 1596 Views
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