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PUSD brings back staggered reading programs

Original post made on Jun 15, 2012

The Pleasanton school district is looking back to move ahead, re-instituting a policy of staggered starting times that it had in place 16 years ago. Meanwhile, parents are upset with what they say was little warning about the change in the schedule for kids in first through third grades next year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 14, 2012, 3:49 PM


Posted by Mom with a question, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

According to other school districts. The Ed Code states if a School in the past has implemented a staggered school day then reverted back to non staggered they may not reinstitute the staggered system. Has anyone looked at this? During a casual conversation with another Superintendent this opinion came to light.

Posted by Another mom, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

In this article you say the board has discussed a shorter school day for weeks. Can you point me to the minutes of the discussions? I'd like to see the comments of our representatives. Thanks.

Posted by Glenn Wohltmann, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Jun 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Glenn Wohltmann is a registered user.

See the PUSD main page (Web Link) for more information.

The board discussed staggered schedules in at least two meetings, on May 22 and June 5. You can find the discussion by looking at the district's archived videos on the PUSD site.

Posted by Another mom, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Did you see these discussions? Approx where in the videos are they? I don't see any discussion of the impact of shorter days in the written notes. Thanks.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

What is staggered reading? duh...

Posted by enlightened mom , a resident of Ruby Hill
on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:20 am

Reducing school time by 100 hours per year & claiming that we are barely above absolute mandated state minimum, is "enlightened" progress. Congratulations PUSD board for your high standards.

Posted by awesome, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

i dont like this