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Our Schools Don't Need Teachers like Jerry Shelley

After reading the postings by former teacher Jerry Shelley, I am glad he is a former teacher! He may be a nice man, but...

Original post made by High School on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Stinky12, on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 16 comments | 2225 Views


Republicans for Measure G

Why would I, a Republican, support Measure G? It is a new tax. Smaller government and no new taxes are the Republican mantra,...

Original post made by YES ON G! on May. 23, 2009
Last comment by No on G, on May 25, 2009 at 2:05 pm | 16 comments | 2107 Views


PUSD Board Meeting 5/26/09 7 pm

School Board meeting this evening. Agenda and materials located here: Included...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by NO ON G, on May 27, 2009 at 10:42 am | 16 comments | 1922 Views


If you are a teacher and Measure G fails...

They are always looking for help at the fair during the summer. AV teacher and varsity basketball coach Don Underwood works...

Original post made by Helping out on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Helping out, on May 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm | 16 comments | 1750 Views


Parcel tax fails

Voters defeated a potential funding source for the school district Tuesday, and now members the Pleasanton Unified School...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jun 6, 2009 at 7:30 am | 16 comments | 1775 Views


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 | 2018 Views


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 | 2043 Views


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 | 1668 Views


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 | 1386 Views


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 | 7834 Views


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 | 2395 Views


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 | 3094 Views


PUSD employees get a paid Birthday Holiday?

According to the PUSD/CSEA contract (

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 | 3516 Views


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 | 2866 Views


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

On the agenda for the Tue Feb 8, 2011 PUSD school board meeting (

Original post made by Start Afresh on Feb. 5, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 2053 Views


Measure E: separating the myths from the facts

There are certain ideas that most of us can agree on: Read the full story here

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 2565 Views


Link to help you understand school funding. 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 | 2685 Views


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 | 2109 Views


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 | 2507 Views


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 | 2428 Views
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