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School board signs contract for superintendent search firm

The Pleasanton school board has officially signed with the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, Ltd. to help...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by fact checker, on Dec 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm | 11 comments | 1731 Views

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School budget on Jan. 5 town hall agenda

Parents group seeking to inform peers on education funding Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6496...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 1523 Views

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School board, BART holding critical meetings in Pleasanton with millions of taxpayer dollars at stake

Millions in taxpayer dollars are in play at public meetings tonight and tomorrow night in Pleasanton that will address budget...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Grandma, on Jan 6, 2010 at 8:54 am | 9 comments | 1736 Views

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Nearly 200 meet to discuss school finances

Standing crowds wound around bookshelves and back to the fiction section of the Amador Valley High School library for a community...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Jan 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm | 9 comments | 1584 Views

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Schools facing at least $6.9M in cuts

PUSD's latest budget forecast may not have hit rock bottom Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6574...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:23 am | 121 comments | 4545 Views

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Quality of education could be at stake with Pleasanton school district cuts

Community members gathered again Tuesday night to ask questions, express concerns and offer possible solutions regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by INsider, on Jan 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 3903 Views

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10-year-old cancer survivor raises money for research

As medicine and technology improve, there are, fortunately, more and more people who can say they survived cancer. But Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by bonnniee, on Jan 25, 2010 at 4:15 am | 1 comment | 1543 Views

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Quality of education could be at stake with cuts

Community members gathered again Tuesday night to ask questions, express concerns and offer possible solutions regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by mannyman, on Jan 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm | 69 comments | 3002 Views

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8 turn out for meeting to discuss new Pleasanton school superintendent qualifications

A group of eight met with Phil Quon with Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) at a public meeting to discuss the strengths...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm | 7 comments | 1374 Views

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S.F. school district lists ways to meet $113-million, 2-year budget shortfall

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Carlos Garcia proposed several ideas for budget cuts at the district's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Kelly, on Jan 29, 2010 at 4:36 am | 3 comments | 1472 Views

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Aggrandizement, hazmat, cajolery, circuitous?

Aggrandizement, hazmat, cajolery and circuitous are probably not words in most people's daily lexicon, but they were a breeze...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Charlie and Muriel Kahsen, on Jan 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm | 1 comment | 1988 Views

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SF offers $6 million to help school district meet $113-mllion budget shortfall

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Bevan Dufty Friday announced that about $6 million will be provided to the...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Lucy, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 12 comments | 1490 Views

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Budget, superintendent search on school board agenda tonight

In a special meeting, the school board will hear community feedback on two pressing issues facing the Pleasanton Unified...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 1390 Views

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Parents find $8M deficit hard to swallow

Pleasanton Unified School District is now preparing to make $8 million in reductions to next year's budget, and parents aren't...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:51 am | 11 comments | 2091 Views

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Parents find $8M deficit hard to swallow

Pleasanton Unified School District is now preparing to make $8 million in reductions to next year's budget, and parents aren't...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Another Mom, on Feb 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | 11 comments | 1382 Views

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School board to meet at 6:30 tonight at Amador

The budget is back on the agenda for the Pleasanton Unified School District's board of trustees regular meeting at 6:30 p.m....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Feb 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 37 comments | 1699 Views

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PTA Council circulating petition

While the budget challenges facing the school district is holding steady for now, a petition to lower the super majority...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Jun 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm | 68 comments | 4747 Views

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Guest Opinion

A couple of months ago, I resigned from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) due to a growing frustration that this was an...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by True Tea Party, on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:46 am | 10 comments | 1517 Views

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Detroit-based activist group wants Prop. 209 overturned

The man behind a controversial 1996 state ballot measure that banned race and gender preferences in state hiring and admissions...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:20 am | 14 comments | 3495 Views

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Pleasanton teachers agree to pay cut to reportedly save district nearly $4.6M

In a statement released by the Association of Pleasanton Teachers, president Trevor Knaggs announced that teachers made a...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by What about our kids?, on Feb 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 313 comments | 44256 Views
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