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School board appoints interim HR chief

The Pleasanton school board appointed Dianne Howell as the interim assistant superintendent of human resources, but did not...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by need a global perspective, on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 31 comments | 5547 Views

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Congratulations to the class of 2015

More than 1,100 students are graduating from Pleasanton's high schools this week. Horizon and Village high schools held their...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Citizen, on Jun 12, 2015 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 5698 Views

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PPIE announces 2015 'Innovative Education Grant' winners

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation announced Wednesday its 2015 Innovative Education grant recipients,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1854 Views

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Pleasanton school board to meet tonight to consider interim superintendent

The Pleasanton school board will meet in closed session at 6 p.m. tonight to continue deliberating on naming an interim replacement...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Kirshna, on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 7 comments | 2167 Views

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20 school district employees awarded education grants

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation announced the recipients of their 2014 Innovative Education Grant...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Stain , on Jun 23, 2015 at 2:27 am | 1 comment | 970 Views

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Retired Amador Valley High principal Hansen appointed interim superintendent

During a special closed session meeting, the Pleasanton school board appointed Jim Hansen as the interim superintendent for...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm | 17 comments | 5018 Views

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Interim vice principals chosen to fill vacancies at Pleasanton Middle School

Two interim vice principals have been chosen to fill vacant positions for the coming 2015-16 school year at Pleasanton Middle...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Jul 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm | 19 comments | 4680 Views

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Donlon Elementary parents, teachers say they want longevity in new principal

Some Donlon Elementary School parents, guardians and teachers met with district staff Monday and emphasized they wanted longevity...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Aug 6, 2015 at 7:12 pm | 21 comments | 4266 Views

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New Donlon, Vintage Hills principals named pending approval in Pleasanton

Two new principals are set to start at their respective elementary schools, as long as they are approved by the Pleasanton...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sam, on Aug 19, 2015 at 7:52 am | 8 comments | 4609 Views

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Pleasanton school board approves new principals, teachers, other contracts

Two new elementary school principals are in place for the start of the school year next week after the Pleasanton school...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 19, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 12 comments | 4856 Views

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School board cancels special meeting on Vranesh case

The Pleasanton school board has canceled a special meeting previously scheduled for tonight to discuss details of an administrative...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by The madness continues..., on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:54 am | 63 comments | 4467 Views

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Document details decision in Pleasanton school case against former principal

Former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh was properly dismissed by the Pleasanton Unified School District due...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by CarPark, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 18 comments | 9686 Views

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Jim Hansen: Back on campus

Pleasanton's interim schools superintendent Jim Hansen admits he has a steep learning curve this year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Another Parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 6 comments | 4564 Views

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Pleasanton school board to discuss budget, teacher approval tomorrow

The Pleasanton Unified school board will meet Tuesday night to discuss employee contract approval, field trip approval, the...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2044 Views

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School board approves staff changes, budget adjustments, preschool plan

The Pleasanton school board met Tuesday night to approve staff changes, discuss the district's budget, start the process...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Rod, on Sep 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2911 Views

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Pleasanton students score high marks on new state standardized test

About 75% of district students who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the new state...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 22, 2015 at 8:37 am | 28 comments | 4008 Views

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Classes starting Oct. 1 offer help for parents with difficult teens

Pleasanton Unified is launching a parent-involvement course that will help adults intervene with difficult adolescents. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by reson mustpreval, on Sep 26, 2015 at 8:55 am | 16 comments | 1406 Views

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Vranesh files challenge to OAH ruling

Former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh filed a legal challenge last week to an administrative court's decision that the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by CP for short, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 3980 Views

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Head of the Class: Bull takes reins at Donlon

Bull, 43, is Donlon's new principal, but the city resident is no stranger to Pleasanton Unified. He worked for the past 15...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Shauna Johnson, on Sep 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 1719 Views

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Vintage Hills Elementary selected as National Blue Ribbon School

Vintage Hills Elementary School in Pleasanton has been selected for a prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Vitage Hill Parent, on Oct 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm | 8 comments | 2862 Views
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