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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Discovery Program Being Eliminated-W/O Any Discussion

Can someone explain to me why the Discovery Program at Walnut Grove was just eliminated, yet parents just got a matter of...

Original post made by WG on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Bird Parent, on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:21 am | 37 comments | 122640 Views

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Pleasanton teachers agree to pay cut to reportedly save district nearly $4.6M

In a statement released by the Association of Pleasanton Teachers, president Trevor Knaggs announced that teachers made a...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by What about our kids?, on Feb 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 313 comments | 42723 Views

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How Can The School Board Violate The Brown Act?

Editor's Note: To clarify, this post is from a recipient of the email, not from Bowser, and is only a portion of the email....

Original post made by I Was There on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Leadership at $2.31/hour?, on Nov 16, 2013 at 10:53 am | 63 comments | 32800 Views

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Presenting the class of 2008

Bayley Adams Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=4087 posted Friday, June 6, 2008,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 21276 Views

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School board meets tonight on class size cuts

The Pleasanton School Board at its meeting tonight will consider three alternatives to reducing class sizes for early elementary...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by hmmm, on Nov 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 36 comments | 20071 Views

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Pleasanton school board declines bid to consider smaller class sizes for 2nd grade

With their successful campaign for smaller class sizes in first grade behind them, about 10 parents came back to the Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Sharolyn Borris, on May 30, 2013 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 17397 Views

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High school sports face funding challenge

For years the biggest problem facing high school coaches in Pleasanton has been determining who will be the key players and...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Lucia Holman, President Foothill Athletic Boosters, on May 24, 2012 at 9:44 am | 32 comments | 17183 Views

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Documents detail Walnut Grove principal's ouster

Jon Vranesh left his office at Walnut Grove Elementary School so quietly on Oct. 25, 2013, that not even the people closest...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by AP, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:30 am | 174 comments | 16537 Views

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Two school district employees refute investigation details

Two school district employees are asking for a public apology from the Pleasanton School District, alleging their reputations...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 165 comments | 14631 Views

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Bowser to announce bid for county office

Pleasanton School Board President Jeff Bowser will announce his candidacy for the office of Alameda County Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Bowser is Bad, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 13906 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 | 12226 Views

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Plesanton's Centerpointe preschool, former employee sued by parents of bound child

The parents of a 2-year-old who was bound with tape while in the care of Centerpointe Christian Preschool in Pleasanton have...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 11879 Views

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School board delays cuts, for now

While no reductions were made at Tuesday night's school board meeting, the deadline to make cuts and put a parcel tax on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 28, 2009 at 10:09 am | 188 comments | 11234 Views

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Low income housing here isn't really all that 'low'

While city officials await final approval from Alameda County Superior Court, the Urban Habitat affordable housing coalition...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Pete , on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 11191 Views

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Pleasanton school board to look at restoring programs, new savings from union, management concessions

At tonight's Pleasanton school board meeting, members will be looking at possible programs to restore, made possible by concessions...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by i've had enough , on May 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 71 comments | 11130 Views

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Sandia honors 22 local area high school girls for outstanding achievement in math, science

Sandia National Laboratories honored 22 local high school girls for academic accomplishments at its recent annual Math and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:40 am | 3 comments | 10952 Views

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Missing 17-year-old Foothill student found at friend's residence

Morgan Stanton, a Pleasanton 17-year-old who was reported missing, has been found at a friend's residence, Pleasanton police...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by intheknow, on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 10936 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 | 9498 Views

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Jon Vranesh back again at last night's school board meeting

Former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh addressed the Pleasanton school board during the community comment session...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Love my Kids, 6 hours ago | 92 comments | 9331 Views

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Former Walnut Grove principal files claim against district

Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh, who was placed on administrative leave Oct. 25, has filed a...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Reality, on May 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm | 63 comments | 9171 Views
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