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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax Citizens' Group?

The following letter to the editor was printed 11/27/09 in the PW. Does anyone know what the "concerned citizens' group"...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Dec 20, 2009 at 7:14 am | 199 comments | 3878 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Alternative Expense Reductions?

The first of several "Special Board Meetings" is scheduled for January 5, 2010. Agenda and Board Packet is posted here (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BoardofTrustees/MeetingsAgend...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm | 32 comments | 1329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Budget Advisory Committee

The Budget Advisory Committee members have been posted on the PUSD website (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BusinessServices/Budget/BudgetAdvisory.cfm)...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Dec 24, 2009 at 8:49 am | 15 comments | 2182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Race to the Top

At the upcoming Jan 5, 2010 PUSD Board of Trustees meeting agenda item 2.1 is to approve an MOU contingent upon success in...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD to tax your water meters?

Trustee Hintzkee is exploring taxing water meters to pay for schools. View the Dec 16 school board meeting (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/webcasts/bmDec162009.cfm) 2010...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 30, 2009 at 1:19 am | 6 comments | 1132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax 2 - Fact or Fiction?

Recent writers to the Town Square have repeatedly stated that there is no parcel tax. True. As long as the PUSD Board of...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by MK, on Dec 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 137 comments | 2326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Jan 5 Town Hall - Televised or not?

In the agenda for the special PUSD Board meeting on Tue Jan 5 titled Budget and Alternative Funding Source Community Forum,...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Jan 6, 2010 at 7:02 am | 4 comments | 1254 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Community Forum Q&A available

Q&A from the Jan 5 PUSD community forum is available here: http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/PublicInformation/Downloads/Q&A100105Final.pdf...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2010 at 8:08 am | 2 comments | 934 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Teacher Salary Raises

The teachers union (Association of Pleasanton Teachers) has weighed in on the definition of a 'raise'. See the APT website...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm | 49 comments | 1753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Budget Gap is now $8M and a Proposal for debate

PUSD has distributed an updated budget gap analysis showing a need to reduce expenditures by $8M. PUSD's proposed reductions...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:14 am | 84 comments | 2591 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tyranny of the Seniority

PUSD and the teachers union are negotiating a new contract. A majority of PUSD expense is being negotiated now and locks...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by To Sad, on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm | 20 comments | 1437 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD High School 7th period on the chopping block?

In the PUSD Jan 26th Budget Challenges 2010-11 update, a union negotiable item is: "Suspend high school collaboration period...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Heather Simmons, on Mar 3, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 42 comments | 3137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board's Moment of Truth

Now is a Moment of Truth for the PUSD Board. Will the Board fight for the children? Fight to maintain the current level...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Feb 9, 2011 at 6:42 am | 159 comments | 4116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD-APT agreement is for three years?

The PUSD Board appears poised this Tuesday to approve a three-year contract with the teachers union (http://206.110.20.201/boardoftrustees/Downloads/FullAgendas/fafeb2310.pdf...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Feb. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 23, 2010 at 8:39 am | 10 comments | 1721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board voting on reducing taxpayer protection

A March 23 board of trustees meeting agenda item is to support the initiative to reduce voter threshold for education parcel...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Nancy, on Apr 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm | 32 comments | 1409 Views

AROUND TOWN

PPIE Boycotts Castlewood CC?

PPIE has moved their annual luncheon from Castlewood to the Hilton eight days before the event. Angela Ramirez Holmes (Democrat...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Really?, on Apr 9, 2010 at 9:25 am | 27 comments | 1995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finally...A California School Board with Guts...

...to respond intelligently to the economic environment. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-0424-teacher-strike-20100424,0,1748731.story A...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm | 18 comments | 1790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"The Lottery" - a must see movie

A must-see movie to further the dialogue on improving public education. Here is a review: (http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748704635204575242123324855474-lMyQjAxMT...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jun. 5, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 4 comments | 1108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Parcel Tax Survey report available

The 11/9 PUSD Board of Trustees meeting agenda includes a report and discussion of the recently completed parcel tax survey....

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Nov. 6, 2010
Last comment by observation, on Nov 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm | 89 comments | 2854 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Brown builds a train. Walker invests in higher education.

Which one is taking care of their state's residents better? Brown builds a train: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/07/california-senate-approves-funding-for-hig...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jul. 8, 2012
Last comment by TEALover, on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 29 comments | 2385 Views
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