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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD cuts 70 jobs

A week after the Pleasanton school board voted to slash more than $5.3 million in spending in anticipation of state cuts,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1875 Views

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Plesanton school board to consider borrowing from technology fund to pay for facilities plan

The Pleasanton school board tonight will look at the possibility of borrowing money from a fund set up with the sale of property...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by Radumton, on Mar 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm | 25 comments | 2272 Views

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Birthday yields dog goodies

Kate Bierdeman, a seventh-grader at Hart Middle School, relaxed after her 13th birthday party for 15 friends at Campo di...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by birthday gifts, on Mar 18, 2012 at 2:14 am | 3 comments | 2009 Views

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Pleasanton school board OKs early retirement buyout plan

Teachers eligible for retirement will be offered an extra incentive to bow out early under a plan approved Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Barton Parent, on Mar 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm | 19 comments | 10119 Views

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Has it come to this?

Seniors at Foothill High School and their parents were no doubt surprised earlier this month by a letter from John Dwyer,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Lisa, on May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 50 comments | 9534 Views

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Letters

<B>Welcome Walmart Read the full story here http://pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=9213 posted Friday, March 23,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by lazzboy, on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm | 6 comments | 1746 Views

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2 Pleasanton school board members receive Masters in Governance certificates

Two members of the Pleasanton school board have just completed the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Roger, on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm | 38 comments | 8556 Views

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Pleasanton Middle School raises $9,000 for leukemia research

Pleasanton Middle School students raised more than $9,000 in donations before Spring break for leukemia research. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:45 am | 5 comments | 2241 Views

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Enjoying the sunshine

Photographer Andrew Graham, 11, and his mom Kaarin took to the Pleasanton Ridge to enjoy the sunny weather Sunday and noted...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2012
Last comment by Jude Magann, on May 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm | 11 comments | 2049 Views

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School board-City Council joint meeting canceled

The meeting of the Pleasanton City Council and Pleasanton school board scheduled for last night was canceled just 3-1/2 hours...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by sj, on Apr 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm | 15 comments | 2349 Views

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Pleasanton schools near districtwide mandates to improve minority test scores

Even as the Pleasanton school district deals with state-mandated improvement at schools, the district is looking at a new...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by just a parent, on May 2, 2012 at 10:14 am | 36 comments | 5086 Views

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PUSD superintendent review set for today in closed session

Pleasanton school Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi will get an annual review by the school board later today. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by fact checker, on May 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm | 14 comments | 5298 Views

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Amador Valley High band director named 'Teacher of Year'

The Pleasanton Unified School District announced yesterday that it has named Amador Valley High School band teacher Jonathan...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Julie, on May 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm | 5 comments | 2683 Views

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Pleasanton school board to hold public hearing on proposed agreement with teachers union tonight

The Pleasanton School District has worked out a tentative agreement with its teachers union for the 2012-13 school year and...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by Milton, on May 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm | 13 comments | 2036 Views

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Pleasanton school board reaches deal with teachers union, issues layoffs

The same night the Pleasanton School Board recognized May 9 as the "Day of the Teacher," it voted to lay off the equivalent...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Sandy, on May 18, 2012 at 10:56 am | 21 comments | 3599 Views

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Community mourns loss of 13-year-old skateboarder

The school community and friends of a 13-year-old Livermore boy who was killed in a skateboarding accident Tuesday afternoon...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Suzanne, on May 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm | 1 comment | 2198 Views

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Teaching P.E. one flashmob at a time

W Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=9354 posted Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:00 AM...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by joanna, on May 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 1932 Views

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Fun Run, flash dance raises $60,000 in donations for Walnut Grove Elementary School

A surprise flash mob for Principal Jon Vranesh and a day of "Fun Runs" May 4 raised more than $60,000 in donations at Walnut...

Original post made on May. 12, 2012
Last comment by Congratulations!, on May 13, 2012 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 2608 Views

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Torlakson opposes cuts to child care, early learning programs

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson opposes state budget cuts to child care and early learning programs. Read...

Original post made on May. 13, 2012
Last comment by Nomad, on May 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm | 6 comments | 2138 Views

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Pleasanton toddler, 3, back home from hospital after being run over by car rolling out of driveway

A 3-year-old Pleasanton boy is back home with is parents, released from Stanford University Medical Center after being struck...

Original post made on May. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mother of three, on May 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 2719 Views
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