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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Official Layoff Numbers:

From PUSD E-Mail Connection-OFFICIAL LAYOFF NUMBERS: At the June 3 meeting of the Pleasanton Unified Board of Trustees,...

Original post made by Staff on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by john, on Jun 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm | 16 comments | 1909 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Small-Minded Attacks on Kathleen

"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people." Kathleen Ruegsegger...

Original post made by John Adams on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm | 16 comments | 1938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why a Search Firm ? I don't know...

Why a search firm ?, I don't know, you tell me: By Robert Jordan/Contra Costa Times "Pleasanton-Pleasanton school trustees...

Original post made by Original Joe on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by john, on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 16 comments | 1607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does anyone know why our district has so much debt compared to other districts?

I heard from a friend that our district carries 18-20% debt while most other districts carry 3-4%. Why is this? What is...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by an old mom, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 16 comments | 1354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seniority-only Based Layoffs Hurt Students

At the end of this PDF link is a suggestion for an alternative system that can be implemented based upon the results of the...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:50 am | 16 comments | 7576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton senior runs to help two people injured in a crash outside Amador Valley High School

A 17-year-old senior at Amador Valley High School leaped into action when a small truck crashed into a fence outside the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 30, 2010 at 1:04 am | 16 comments | 2218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need a math tutor for my 6th Grade child

My daughter needs a math tutor. She is in 6th grade and is currently in pre algebra class. Does anyone have a recommendation?...

Original post made by Pre Algebra Help on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by momof2, on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:55 am | 16 comments | 2973 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD employees get a paid Birthday Holiday?

According to the PUSD/CSEA contract (http://www.csea.com/content/chapterpubs/C/155/PUSD-CSEAContract-2008-2011-5-30-08.pdf)...

Original post made by Nomad on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Nov 20, 2010 at 6:40 am | 16 comments | 3274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley High wins state "We the People" competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the 'We the People" state finals this afternoon in Sacramento. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Big supporter, on Feb 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | 16 comments | 2699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's About Time! PUSD and teachers union *start* negotations

On the agenda for the Tue Feb 8, 2011 PUSD school board meeting (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BoardofTrustees/MeetingsAgendas.cfm)...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Feb. 5, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 1890 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E: separating the myths from the facts

There are certain ideas that most of us can agree on: Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8084...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 2314 Views

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Link to help you understand school funding.

http://www.k12newsnetwork.com/2011/05/ca-school-funding-map-tool/ Check this out. It may help you to understand the effects...

Original post made by Link to help you understand on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by split roll, on May 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm | 16 comments | 2432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter from Superintendent

The following letter was in yesterday's (May 20) edition. I have responded below. Thanks, school community Dear Editor, A...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on May. 21, 2011
Last comment by pot/kettle, on May 22, 2011 at 7:02 am | 16 comments | 2065 Views

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Unusual Occurrance But not Maybe

This morning, my wife was on her way to work when she saw a "body" laying on a sidewalk in a small tot lot park near our...

Original post made by Scott Walsh on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 27, 2011 at 6:05 am | 16 comments | 2299 Views

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Buy a better seat? REALLY??

Posted on AVHS Newsletter: AMADOR VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PTSA Graduation Ceremony Preferred Seating 8 seats within...

Original post made by Mary on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Sonoma, on Jun 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 16 comments | 2187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Final Exams vs STAR testing

So why do the schools provide water and snacks for students during STAR testing but not for final exams!!!!...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by LOL, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:36 am | 16 comments | 1993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let Them Starve As Punishment: Food Stamps Cut Once Again

The Senate Agriculture Committee completed work on the 2013 Farm Bill Tuesday, and took another big whack at food aid, again....

Original post made by Freedom on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Freedom, on May 17, 2013 at 6:20 am | 16 comments | 5746 Views

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Pleasanton school board to hear demographer's call for 2 new elementary schools at tonight's meeting

A new elementary school will be needed in the Pleasanton school district in the next 10 years, according to a demographer's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Bryan Moran, on Sep 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm | 16 comments | 9125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

German Program at Foothill cuts????

Heard some rumors the program may be getting some cuts... Does anyone know more facts? ...

Original post made by Concerned on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 16 comments | 1421 Views

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PUSD legal fees - $1,065,468 YTD

I was wondering if the Pleasanton Weekly could find out why on earth PUSD has spend over $ 1 million on lawyers since the...

Original post made by curious on Jun. 7, 2015
Last comment by Commentor, on Jun 11, 2015 at 9:58 am | 16 comments | 3926 Views
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