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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Supt Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges-Could Go to Jail and Pay $100,000 fine

According to http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/08/21/70617.htm , Superintendent Manuel Paul could have to pay a fine up...

Original post made by Pay to Play/Pay to Stay on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Pay to Play/Pay to Stay, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 426 Views

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Area teacher threatens to stab/shoot students with on-line Twitter rants; Gets only a written reprimand

How come when a union-protected teacher Mrs. Hodges (editor's note: teacher is from the Newark school district) on the internet...

Original post made by unions need to go on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 256 Views

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Hart Middle School faculty, staff surprise 14 children with new bikes

Hart Middle School teachers and staff in Pleasanton built and delivered 14 bicycles for children in the San Leandro Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:46 am | 4 comments | 1085 Views

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Modified Lite Calendar on Sept. 9 Board Meeting Agenda

I just read on the front page of The Independent, "Pleasanton School District May Reconsider 'Modified Lite' Calendar. ...

Original post made by Karen on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by member, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:43 am | 2 comments | 248 Views

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Pleasanton School District May Reconsider "Modified Lite" Calendar

Just read in the Independent that PUSD Board will take a second look a revising the calendar. Sorry, no link on the Independents...

Original post made by Susie on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Petition, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 243 Views

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Teacher Exodus - Half of Walnut Grove 5th Gr teachers quit

I'm appalled that the school district sent at an email AFTER the PUSD main headquarters District Office closed at 4:30 PM...

Original post made by appalling on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 27, 2014 at 6:58 am | 47 comments | 1639 Views

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS STARTING THE SCHOOL YEAR IS MISMANAGEMENT

Inserting substitute teachers to start the school year at Walnut Grove is mismanagement. I subscribe to PUSD email for...

Original post made by Michael Austin on Aug. 23, 2014
There are no comments yet. 726 Views

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Troubled schools

The turnover of principals in the past few years and a series of nasty allegations by and against teachers and administrators...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 23, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 52 comments | 8456 Views

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State Assembly bill woulld make kindergarten mandatory

The California State Assembly has passed a bill that would make kindergarten attendance mandatory before first grade. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Damon, on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 3 comments | 528 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 | 2074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Organize a peaceful protest?

Okay, we are all very fed up with the school board/union and the ridiculousness happening with our schools.... How about...

Original post made by Fed up.... on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 8 comments | 245 Views

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Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs

Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Go Paige Go Mark, on Aug 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 79 comments | 6840 Views

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Former Alisal principal to lead Livermore school

Terri Quesinberry, whose departure as Alisal Elementary principal was announced last week, has been hired as the principal...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Principal issues, on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:06 pm | 33 comments | 4790 Views

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Principal quits job at Alisal Elementary School

Alisal Elementary School principal Terri Quesinberry has resigned. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/07/24/principal-quits-job-at-alisal-elementary...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Aug 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 30 comments | 4685 Views

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3 reasons to get started on education planning in 2014

Education planning for your children or grandchildren is one of the most important financial goals you could plan for in...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by AmyKirby, on Aug 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 1 comment | 1221 Views

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Administration versus teachers

Would like to know why the salaries of the top administration is so high and yet teachers have not had any raises. Pleasanton...

Original post made by Salaries on Jul. 31, 2014
There are no comments yet. 609 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 | 6312 Views

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Thorne pulls papers to seek re-election as mayor

Mayor Jerry Thorne took out nomination papers Monday in his bid to seek re-election in the municipal election on Nov. 4. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Truth, on Jul 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 19 comments | 2494 Views

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School board approves modified 'lite' calendar

After last night's two-hour report and discussion on the approval of a modified calendar option, the school board approved...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Twilight Zone, on Jul 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 169 comments | 11450 Views

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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 | 929 Views
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