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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board meets tonight on teachers' salary cut offer

The Pleasanton school board is expected to vote during its regular meeting tonight on a tentative agreement announced last...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Maggog, on Apr 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm | 183 comments | 6899 Views

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Funeral services scheduled for tomorrow for Amador Valley High teenager killed by train

Funeral services for Evelyn Gonzalez, an Amador Valley High School freshman who died Friday, are scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by susan, on Mar 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | 9 comments | 1804 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power of Green and Red Language

This free communications class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Road. It...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by TI, on Feb 25, 2010 at 11:47 am | 3 comments | 1355 Views

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S.F. school district sends pink slips to 900 teachers, others

The San Francisco Unified School District's Board of Education Tuesday night approved sending pink slips to more than 900...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Kelly, on Feb 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm | 14 comments | 1639 Views

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PUSD board accepts teachers' union contract

While the school board approved a contract with the teachers' union Tuesday night, one that would save the district nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm | 103 comments | 4895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds mourn death of Amador freshman at church service last night

More than 800 students, teachers and others packed the sanctuary of Valley Community Church last night for the memorial service...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by JMF, on Mar 2, 2010 at 8:00 am | 28 comments | 7648 Views

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PUSD board accepts teachers union contract

While the school board approved a contract with the teachers' union Tuesday night, one that would save the district nearly...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Get smart, on Mar 2, 2010 at 7:10 am | 2 comments | 1385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss budget at 5:30 today

In a special meeting at the school district office, the school board will conduct a budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Don't fire til you see the whites of their eyes, on Mar 3, 2010 at 7:16 am | 26 comments | 1673 Views

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Pleasanton schools join in statewide Day of Action

In the 30 minutes before school started Thursday, teachers, classified staff, administrators and parents joined the statewide...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Einstein, on Mar 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm | 106 comments | 3988 Views

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Ott says he won't seek re-election to the Pleasanton school board

Jim Ott, a member of the Pleasanton school board since 2006, said yesterday that he will not seek reelection to the board...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Interesting comment?, on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:03 am | 32 comments | 1801 Views

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School fundraising efforts planned

Pleasanton schools saw $11 million in cuts in the current year and is projecting about $8 million in cuts for the 2010-11...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 7, 2010 at 8:55 am | 33 comments | 1726 Views

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Pleasanton Middle School cheerleaders win national championship

Pleasanton Middle School's cheer squad has taken first place at the USA Jr. Nationals Cheer Competition, competing in the...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by jordan, on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 13 comments | 2586 Views

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San Ramon Unified cuts 136 positions, increases class sizes

Speakers sympathized with board members of the San Ramon Unified School District last night even as they voted to raise class...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by listen, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:33 am | 116 comments | 3465 Views

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27 positions on possible chopping block in Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board voted last night to send notices of possible layoff for 27 full-time positions, fewer than expected...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | 107 comments | 4574 Views

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Foothill High hosts 6th annual 'Laws of Life' luncheon

Foothill High School hosted the sixth annual Laws of Life luncheon, honoring students who had done well in the essay and...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm | 3 comments | 1472 Views

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Teachers union volunteers marching to Sacramento

Nearly two weeks into a seven-week march from Bakersfield to Sacramento to advocate for reinvestment in public education...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by Suspicious, on Mar 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm | 12 comments | 1705 Views

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Students join teachers in S.F. to protest against 900 layoff notices

A coalition of teacher groups and students rallied this morning in downtown San Francisco to protest the 900 preliminary...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by dazzling heart, on Mar 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 1701 Views

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Foothill, Amador Valley high schools presenting Seuss musical at Amador Theater

Amador Valley and Foothill high schools are joining forces again for their annual spring musical tonight at the Amador Theater. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Ann, on Mar 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 6 comments | 2488 Views

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Laursen to seek election to Pleasanton school board

Joan Laursen, president of the Pleasanton PTA Council, announced today that she will seek election to the Pleasanton school...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Sharolyn, on Apr 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 57 comments | 2982 Views

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Amador Friends of Music to host band fundraiser Saturday

How about a Saturday evening that includes dinner, dancing, raffles and games along with musical entertainment? Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Question, on Mar 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1512 Views
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