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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3674 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 | 2095 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 | 2096 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 | 2993 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 | 4874 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 | 2230 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 | 6503 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 | 2604 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 | 2206 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 | 3731 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 | 1916 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 | 4030 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 | 5519 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 | 1661 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 | 1498 Views

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Pleasanton 'Teacher of Year' wants students to find joy in exercise

Terri Drain has been selected as the 2016 Pleasanton school district "Teacher of the Year" and will advance to the county...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by beach bum, on May 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 3 comments | 3364 Views

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Middle schools remind parents of new vaccine requirement

As families prepare for their children's summer vacation, Pleasanton middle school administrators are reminding parents that...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Another W.G. Parent, on May 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 9 comments | 2290 Views

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New superintendent contract on school board docket tomorrow

The contract for Pleasanton's new superintendent is set to be approved by the school board Tuesday night, capping the process...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Concerned, on May 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 2424 Views

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School district expected to get more state funding for staff

Pleasanton's school board is readying for a busy meeting Tuesday night. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2016/05/22/school-district-expected-to-get-mor...

Original post made on May. 22, 2016
Last comment by Transplanted, on May 24, 2016 at 9:12 am | 3 comments | 1684 Views

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Bond discussion shows district security issues, technology aspirations

Pleasanton school district staff presented a surprising picture Saturday of isolated decay and troublesome security holes...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm | 11 comments | 1720 Views
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