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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district holds special meeting at 5 p.m. tonight

The school board will meet at 5 p.m. tonight to discuss the budget crisis facing Pleasanton Unified School District. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 21 comments | 2073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pot at PMS

Has anyone heard that there were 7th graders caught doing pot and selling it at PMS this week? Apparently they are saying...

Original post made by Concerned Mom on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by What the Heck, on Feb 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 21 comments | 2184 Views

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Didn't believe the KPIX story? Read what successful realtor Doug Buenz (Alain Pinel) has to say about it

For those of you who have noticed homes in your neighborhood with cobwebs on their for sale signs and questioned the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Fighting Fiction on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by less than 38 Year Resident, on May 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm | 21 comments | 1748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle School Dances or Fun Events

I am wondering how many parents and students would prefer that middle schools have a fun event, (whatever, carnival-like...

Original post made by Nancy on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Taylor, on Jun 10, 2009 at 11:03 pm | 21 comments | 2835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board adopts budget without final state projection

Without a final budget adopted by the state and a July 1 deadline to outline the district's finances, the school board passed...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 29, 2009 at 6:37 am | 21 comments | 1440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FHS teacher Daniel Bradford accuses Pleasanton PTA Council President of teacher bashing

Here's what Daniel Bradford wrote: I've had a belly full of the teacher-bashing that goes on in the Pleasanton Weekly....

Original post made by PTA member on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm | 21 comments | 4371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Documentary about the Zero tolerance policy in schools

Go to the books and movies section of the forum for a complete description on a wonderful documentary called "The War on...

Original post made by Paulette on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by jjose, on Aug 23, 2010 at 9:36 am | 21 comments | 2000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools, students get set for classes next week

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but campuses across Pleasanton were humming this week with students and their parents,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on Aug 24, 2010 at 7:42 am | 21 comments | 1526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates agree on key issues, differ in solutions

If the answers to questions posed to them at last night's school board candidates' forum are any indication, voters will...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm | 21 comments | 2259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

AVHS kids ran half mile this afternoon

Wasn't it a 100* today? Doesn't seem healthy to have them run in this heat....

Original post made by Paul on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Lisa, on Oct 1, 2010 at 10:37 am | 21 comments | 1881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Homework: How much is too much?

Pick a kid at random and ask him if there's too much homework. You'll probably get the look that says, "Duh. Of course there's...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kerry Dickinson, on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 21 comments | 2688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Damaging Impact of California’s Teacher Layoff Policies

Great recent report at: http://www.edtrust.org/sites/edtrust.org/files/LayOff_2011_vFINAL-1.pdf called: Victims of the Churn:...

Original post made by concerned parent on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by Honest Injun, on Mar 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm | 21 comments | 2353 Views

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Hundreds of Endorsements of Measure E

Measure E, the proposed parcel tax to support core academic instruction in Pleasanton's public schools, is broadly supported...

Original post made by optimistic mom on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 21 comments | 2662 Views

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School district launches CORE fundraiser

Citing the state budget crisis, the Pleasanton Unified School District has said they need help from parents to continue to...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by dan, on Mar 31, 2011 at 11:35 am | 21 comments | 2329 Views

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Confidential vote for measure E?

I just got my ballot over the weekend, and you have to sign the envelope and your name is on it. My neighbor was concerned,...

Original post made by Confidential vote? on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm | 21 comments | 2366 Views

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Parcel tax opponents blast board decisions

Opponents of the Measure E parcel tax were out in force again at the Pleasanton school board meeting Tuesday night, questioning,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Larry, on May 5, 2011 at 11:17 am | 21 comments | 2488 Views

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Teachers Union, Prop 98, and an Emergency

Isn't it ironic, that the California Teachers Association and all of its locals are complaining about the reduction of state...

Original post made by Start Afresh on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 21 comments | 2044 Views

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School board gives tentative nod to drug dogs at schools

If comments from school board members are any indication, the board will likely approve using drug-sniffing dogs on all three...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:26 am | 21 comments | 2908 Views

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Pleasanton school board reaches deal with teachers union, issues layoffs

The same night the Pleasanton School Board recognized May 9 as the "Day of the Teacher," it voted to lay off the equivalent...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Sandy, on May 18, 2012 at 10:56 am | 21 comments | 3269 Views

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Teenager- Ideas for Summer Fun

I have a teenage boy who will turn 16 in a few weeks. He is looking for a job but hasn't found one yet, and can't start...

Original post made by Susan on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 21 comments | 2644 Views
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