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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 | 7514 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 | 1359 Views

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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 | 1650 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 | 3907 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 | 1783 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 | 1709 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 | 2540 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 | 3386 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 | 4508 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 | 1450 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 | 1677 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 | 1680 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 | 2461 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 | 2943 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 | 1492 Views

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Board gets budget back on track, for now

School Board members were pleased to certify their budget as positive Tuesday night -- a sign of a balanced budget -- for...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Pati, on Mar 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm | 65 comments | 2924 Views

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A different type of education

Though people might think being home schooled eventually gets isolating, Amy, a Pleasanton tenth-grader, and her sister Rebecca,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 18 comments | 1757 Views

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Facebook photos lead to Cal High student president's resignation

Dan Hurd, 18, son of a school board trustee, resigned his post as student body president at California High School last month...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by member, on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 50 comments | 2333 Views

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Governor signs Hayashi's bill to increase school funding from lottery proceeds

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill authored by Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-18th) that will help increase...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by ken san marcos ca., on Dec 23, 2012 at 10:19 am | 11 comments | 2476 Views

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Mr. Amador competition offers fun, entertainment tonight at high school gym

Sophomore to senior boys will show off their dance and fashion talents tonight at Amador Valley High School's 5th annual...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by colette, on Apr 13, 2010 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 1676 Views
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