Former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh is appealing his termination from the Pleasanton Unified School District at hearings now underway at the Office of Administrative Hearing in Oakland, 1515 Clay Street, Ste. 206.
The three weeks of hearings are being held today through Friday, and then again April 27 to May 1, and May 4 to 8. They start each day at 9 a.m. and are open to the public.
For information, see the OAH website.
In late January, an attempt by PUSD to deny Vranesh a hearing into its allegations against him was rejected by Administrative Law Judge Diane Schneider, and the district was ordered to immediately make more than 25 individuals available for depositions.
Several individuals who gave depositions, most of whom are district employees, are expected to testify at the hearing. The district's witnesses will be heard first.
Aside from the administrative hearing, a separate hearing is scheduled for Thursday on the district's motion to stay proceedings in relation to a lawsuit filed by Vranesh against PUSD on Oct. 17, 2014.
Vranesh, who was placed on administrative leave in October 2013 for allegedly creating a "hostile work environment" at the school site has asked for "economic and non-economic damages according to proof, reinstatement to his position with back pay, and punitive damages against the individual defendants … according to proof," and attorneys' fees.