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Pleasanton Middle School students encourage parents to stop car idling

Students on the leadership council of Pleasanton Middle School shared information Wednesday afternoon with waiting parents...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Oct 15, 2015 at 7:47 am | 30 comments | 3173 Views

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School board to discuss recouping lost funds from bomb hoax, new wifi system at Tuesday meeting

The Pleasanton Unified school board will decide Tuesday night how to recoup lost attendance dollars following a bomb threat...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Jill, on Oct 13, 2015 at 11:33 am | 11 comments | 3698 Views

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Pleasanton school district's HR director moving to top post in Dublin system

Pleasanton school district's director of human resources Mark McCoy has been hired as assistant superintendent in the Dublin...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Capper, on Oct 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 9 comments | 3033 Views

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Diwali celebration to shine light on Pleasanton schools' music program

A celebration of the Indian holiday Diwali is coming to Pleasanton next month to raise money for the school district's band...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by WIOP, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 6 comments | 3782 Views

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Shooting in Safeway lot in Livermore, 1 dead, another injured

One person is dead and another injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Livermore. Read the full story here http://pleasantonweekly.com/news/2015/10/24/shooting-in-safeway-lot-i...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Oct 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 12 comments | 4250 Views

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Pleasanton schools may face layoffs this spring

The Pleasanton Unified School District may be facing layoffs since funding to extend one-time appointments haven't come through. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Another parent, on Nov 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 21 comments | 2823 Views

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PPIE announces 'Innovative Student Grant' awards

Fourteen Pleasanton Unified School District students have been awarded a total of $5,002 in funding from the Pleasanton Partnerships...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 30, 2015 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 3056 Views

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Public meeting tomorrow to interview firms to search for Pleasanton school superintendent

The Pleasanton school board will hold a public meeting Tuesday to interview four firms it has chosen as candidates for...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 2759 Views

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Amador Valley High resumes classes after bomb threat

A bomb threat was reported at Amador Valley High this morning but authorities found no evidence of explosives after searching...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:01 am | 5 comments | 2685 Views

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School board selects firm to run superintendent search, names new HR director

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night chose a search firm to handle the recruitment, application and interview process...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by FHS Parent, on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2388 Views

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Google Expeditions taking Pleasanton students on virtual field trips

Vintage Hills Elementary and Pleasanton Middle School students are set to participate in a Google Expeditions program today...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by PollyM, on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 3081 Views

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Mariachi makes musical arrival in Pleasanton

A new musical program has arrived in Pleasanton, adding the sounds of the guitarron and vihuela to the school district's...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Annoyed White Girl, on Nov 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 4 comments | 2653 Views

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Letters

Really Pleasanton? Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2015/11/06/letters posted Friday,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Consider the source, on Nov 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 4 comments | 2107 Views

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School board expected to issue approval for search firm, hear union agreement Tuesday

The Pleasanton Unified school board will meet Tuesday night to decide whether to approve a contract with an Omaha-based superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by SoMuchLitigation, on Nov 9, 2015 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 1508 Views

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Turkeys pardoned by President Obama named by Pleasanton students

The two turkeys chosen for this year's presidential pardon owe their unique names to a gaggle of Pleasanton students. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Dec 2, 2015 at 6:16 am | 6 comments | 3132 Views

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Calendar change survey to go before school board Tuesday

Parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders may be able to have their say in how -- and whether -- Pleasanton's public...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by Working Parent, on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 65 comments | 5539 Views

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Teachers, parents, students asked to comment on potential Pleasanton school year calendar change

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday night to move forward with a survey to see what the community thinks about changing...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 10 comments | 2929 Views

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Micaela Ochoa named deputy superintendent of Pleasanton schools, succeeding Luz Cazares

Several new leaders will be stepping into their roles this week after Pleasanton's school board approved a new deputy superintendent...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by Turning a corner?, on Dec 10, 2015 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 3705 Views

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Pleasanton girl starts 'What if? fundraising campaign

A Harvest Park Middle School seventh-grader is looking to give back to children facing serious health concerns through an...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 22, 2015 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 1706 Views

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Pleasanton school district hires county's education office spokesman as new PR office chief here

Pleasanton's school board has coordinated a game plan to start the process of looking for superintendent candidates while...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Dec 27, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 6 comments | 3755 Views
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