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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 | 1560 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 | 2306 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 | 1893 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 | 2728 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 | 2390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board discusses laptop program for Pleasanton middle schools

The Pleasanton school board heard a report from middle school principals at its meeting last night about a proposal to expand...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by WeWentThroughLaptop, on Nov 10, 2015 at 6:37 am | 21 comments | 4236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tim Hunt - Pleasanton USD superintendent "Time to Move On"

Tim Hunt's description of Ahmadi leaving PUSD in "total mess" is the understatement of the year. Read his column here http://pleasantonweekly.com/blogs/b/tim-talk?i=23...

Original post made by Agree with Tim Hunt on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 10, 2015 at 7:07 am | 21 comments | 2212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donlon Elementary parents, teachers say they want longevity in new principal

Some Donlon Elementary School parents, guardians and teachers met with district staff Monday and emphasized they wanted longevity...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Aug 6, 2015 at 7:12 pm | 21 comments | 4125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools may face layoffs this spring

The Pleasanton Unified School District may be facing layoffs since funding to extend one-time appointments haven't come through. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Another parent, on Nov 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 21 comments | 2680 Views

SPORTS

Falcons face Cal High Friday after weekend win over Monte Vista

The Foothill Falcons will face Cal High this weekend, coming off a satisfying 41-37 win against Monte Vista High Friday night....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Jehy, on Dec 25, 2009 at 1:33 am | 21 comments | 2432 Views

SPORTS

City of Pleasanton - inconsiderate to young children

My daughter booked two fall sports classes for my 3 year old grandson. Thursday he got up and dressed for his baseball...

Original post made by Sharon on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Indya, on Sep 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm | 21 comments | 4130 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gay Marriage

I'm not gay, though sometimes I wish I were. But anyway, I was thinking of that Gavin Newsom bit that anti-gay marriage...

Original post made by Cara on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Apr 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm | 21 comments | 1888 Views
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