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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 999 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 | 1257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4543 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 | 1054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Informational meeting on staggered start Tuesday June 26 at 5 pm in district board room

Who is going? Can you report back on what you learn?...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Livid, on Jun 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm | 17 comments | 1546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Prop 30 and prop 38

Both proposition 30 and proposition 38 have implications for our local schools, and next Tuesday night, the school board...

Original post made by Sandy on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by well, on Sep 6, 2012 at 7:29 am | 28 comments | 2834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another business closing in downtown

First was Domus, then Amelia's and Cupids Tooth-Closing tomorrow November 30 is the little cafe on First Street across from...

Original post made by Sandy on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 23 comments | 5530 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Balazo Closed

Seems all (7)but the original El Balazo restaurants shut their doors without notice to employees and public (Tri Valley Herald)....

Original post made by sandy n. on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jaime Moreno, on Mar 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 8 comments | 2100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

editorials call for teachers to sacrifice

Tim Hunt's column for the Bay Area News Group chastised teachers unions for their posturing this week. Read it for yourself,...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Mar. 15, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Mar 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 9 comments | 1384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent search process

Last Friday, the PUSD board hired Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates to assist with the search for a new Superintendent....

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 18, 2009 at 7:33 am | 38 comments | 1630 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

CA Governor's budget proposals and their impact on public education

I found a fact sheet prepared by the office of the governor that provides some useful detail beyond what he said in his speech...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:36 pm | 11 comments | 954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Radical solution to CA's education crisis: lay off 40% of CA teachers?

Let me make it clear up front that I do not support this proposed solution, but I'm open to debating how it would or wouldn't...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:01 am | 10 comments | 1187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Another PUSD Budget Proposal for Debate

Here's a new take on how to close the $8 million gap for 10/11, and help keep the budget in balance for 11/12. I'm just brainstorming...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:54 am | 93 comments | 2237 Views
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