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Dianne Howell named Pleasanton school district's assistant superintendent of HR

Pleasanton's school board last night appointed Dianne Howell as permanent assistant superintendent of human resources Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Meredith Bauer, on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:34 am | 3 comments | 2611 Views

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STEAM, the school district's science- and technology-focused preschool, opens in Pleasanton

City, civic and Pleasanton school district representatives, including teachers and administrators, celebrated the opening...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Joy, on Jan 22, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 12 comments | 4606 Views

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School board to consider asking public about bond measure at its meeting Tuesday

Pleasanton's school board will discuss Tuesday whether to send out a community survey about considering a bond measure to...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2016
Last comment by DJohns, on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 2327 Views

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Foothill varsity girls edge Amador in soccer, then lose to Livermore High

Needing a win to get back on track, the Foothill varsity girls' soccer team got just that, edging rival Amador Valley 1-0...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 2008 Views

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Girl Scouts kick off 'Cookie' sales in time for Super Bowl

The Girl Scouts of Northern California will kick off their cookie season early this year in time for Super Bowl 50 in Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by daytime sleeper, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1328 Views

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Sacrificing for Success: Survival strategies

There's a cost that comes with living in a town with more yoga studios than food pantries. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2016/02/15/sacrificing-for-...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Map, on Feb 27, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 17 comments | 3425 Views

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Could nearby districts' superintendent searches affect Pleasanton's hunt for new leader?

With two other Tri-Valley school districts searching for a superintendent this spring, questions have been raised about whether...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jamie Hintzke, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 1848 Views

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Pleasanton siblings raise 3,000 toys for kids in court

Colin and his sister Taryn were the driving force behind a recent toy drive that raised more than 3,000 toys for children...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Angela T., on Feb 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 1831 Views

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Pleasanton school board to consider layoffs, Wi-Fi funding tonight

Pleasanton's school board will weigh Tuesday night whether to lay off dozens of school employees in light of reduced funding....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by EBurke, on Feb 24, 2016 at 9:59 am | 14 comments | 2757 Views

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School district to let go dozens of permanent, temporary employees after state funding lags

Several dozen school district employees will face reduced hours or will lose their jobs this summer after the state did not...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Zenmonkman, on Feb 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 4582 Views

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Federal court orders state to release confidential student information

Parents in school districts around the state recently received notice that confidential information on their students maintained...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 26, 2016 at 11:13 am | 4 comments | 2049 Views

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Former Walnut Grove principal resigns from latest Pleasanton school district job

The Pleasanton school district's board of trustees is set to accept tomorrow the resignation of Jan Steed, former principal...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by AnonName88, on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:51 am | 12 comments | 6156 Views

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Online petition pushes to keep Conde as Hart Middle School's principal

An online petition urging the Pleasanton school district to stop the reassignment of Terry Conde from her role as principal...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Mar 11, 2016 at 6:50 am | 4 comments | 2361 Views

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Pleasanton council, school board to talk bond measure, new library in joint meeting

Pleasanton's school board and city council are set to convene for their annual joint meeting Monday to talk about issues...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2016
Last comment by ayeaye2016, on Mar 16, 2016 at 11:39 am | 8 comments | 1934 Views

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Foothill team first in school's history to compete in We the People nationals

Foothill High's We the People team will advance to the national round of the civics competition after being selected as a...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Amador Parent, on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:22 am | 6 comments | 3486 Views

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Polling firm: School district could aim for bond vote during November election

Pleasanton's school district will start identifying what construction and renovation projects it most needs after a recent...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 23 comments | 1692 Views

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Pleasanton school board now interviewing finalists for superintendent position

Interviews started Tuesday for the Pleasanton school district's superintendent position as the search for a new leader appears...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Apr 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 6 comments | 3754 Views

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Gridley administrator named new Pleasanton school superintendent

Rick Rubino, superintendent at Gridley Unified School District in Butte County, was named as Pleasanton's new superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gina Channell, Publisher, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:17 am | 17 comments | 5144 Views

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Mr. Amador -- A family affair

The annual Mr. Amador show, an event held at Amador Valley High, is really turning out to be a family affair. My grandson,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Linda Ashcraft Hudak, on Apr 20, 2016 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1099 Views

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Meeting on Hart Middle School's next principal to be held tonight

Pleasanton school district leaders will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight for parents and guardians of Hart Middle School...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Sam, on Apr 26, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 4 comments | 1311 Views
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