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Debbie Look appointed to top PTA post

Pleasanton resident Debbie Look has been named the director of legislation for the California State Parent Teachers Association...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Marti Scalise, on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:27 am | 20 comments | 2510 Views

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Help for a challenged reader

has anyone found help for their child who is having trouble reading. My child is 12 and has been tutored, gone to summer...

Original post made by concerned parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gail Nott, on Jun 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm | 20 comments | 2050 Views

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Tyranny of the Seniority

PUSD and the teachers union are negotiating a new contract. A majority of PUSD expense is being negotiated now and locks...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by To Sad, on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm | 20 comments | 1933 Views

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Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7606 Views

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PUSD Surveys vs. Fundraiser

My neighbor went through the results of the surveys for all grade levels. Specifically for high school, it looks like the...

Original post made by PUSD Surveys vs. Fundraiser on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by letsgo, on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm | 20 comments | 2072 Views

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Amador Valley parents, staff discuss what they want in a new principal

Staff and parents of Amador Valley High School students want much the same things of an incoming principal to replace retiring...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by hughseyp, on May 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments | 2123 Views

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Expanding the lexicon..

If a person has a WH-ite American mother and a bl-ACK Kenyan father.. why would he be called 'African-American' as a racial...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Sep 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm | 20 comments | 1944 Views

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Teen shouting obscenities from car

Happened twice to us this week - teen boys shouting obscenities at us from cars (presumably on their way home from Amador...

Original post made by Pleasanton Valley Resident on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm | 20 comments | 2442 Views

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Living in a Bubble

I would like to know why the PW doesn't cover the "bad news" stories in our community that would be of interest for parents....

Original post made by Keep it Real on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by HS Parent, on Feb 21, 2011 at 11:24 am | 20 comments | 2215 Views

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Post your stories of great Pleasanton teachers

Take a minute to share a story of a great Pleasanton teacher who has helped your child along. It's a thankless job....

Original post made by Teacher Appreciation Week on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by HS Student, on May 12, 2011 at 6:31 am | 20 comments | 3597 Views

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Pleasanton Teachers Give Concessions to Help PUSD

Another local paper reported this morning about the concessions that Pleasanton teachers' union gave. (I didn't try to post...

Original post made by PTA Mom on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on May 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm | 20 comments | 4064 Views

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Amador kids need training on red lights

Since when do pedestrians (including Amador Valley Cross country team members) have the right a way when they have the red...

Original post made by Red means stop even for you on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Sally, on Dec 1, 2011 at 11:00 am | 20 comments | 3440 Views

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We The People State Finals Result?

Anyone hear the result of the WTP state finals being held in Bakersfield yesterday? Both Amador and Foothill were competing....

Original post made by AVFan on Feb. 12, 2012
Last comment by Congrats!, on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm | 20 comments | 3998 Views

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Pleasanton school district to consider layoffs of classified union members

Even as it's hiring counselors, custodians and assistant principals, the Pleasanton School Board will consider laying off...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Unions, not, on Apr 18, 2013 at 11:58 am | 20 comments | 5211 Views

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New apartment complex, homes approved next to Bernal Community Park

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved construction of a high density, multi-story apartment complex along with...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by caywen, on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm | 20 comments | 10561 Views

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Amador Valley, Foothill ranked highest in area among top 100 California high schools

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools in Pleasanton are among the top 100 best public schools in California, a U.S. News...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by john, on May 6, 2014 at 8:32 am | 20 comments | 8339 Views

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School board gives direction on 'discipline, release or dismissal' of employee

The Pleasanton school board held a special board meeting Friday morning and gave direction to legal counsel on the discipline,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 20 comments | 9353 Views

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School board set to approve consultant, realtor for possible elementary school sites

The Pleasanton school board has a packed agenda for tomorrow night's meeting, which includes the approval of using Public...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 20, 2014 at 10:52 am | 20 comments | 4489 Views

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Congratulations, Foothill!

According to Newsweeks top school's rankings, Pleasanton's very own Foothill High School is currently ranked 312 in the nation....

Original post made by Moose on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Sep 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 20 comments | 2954 Views

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Hart vice principal accepts similar job on the Peninsula

Hart Middle School's vice principal Tom Domer has resigned to accept a similar position in the San Carlos School District,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Purge the Board, on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:52 pm | 20 comments | 5235 Views
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