The strength and unparalleled success of the schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District continues to be driven by the high quality and long-standing commitments of our teachers, counselors, classified employees and administrators.
Recently, in the district's responsive statement quoted in the Pleasanton Weekly's Feb. 1, 2019 article regarding an investigation involving student records, the use of the phrase "inconsistent high school grading and/or transcript practices" led some to believe that the integrity of teacher grading was in question -- which is absolutely untrue. To further complicate matters, anonymous comments made in response to the article added to a sense of unease in the broader community.
It is important to me to reach out and clarify this misconception. At no point in time were the grading practices of teachers or the personal integrity of teachers and/or counselors an issue or in question. And, to the extent that the district's statement contributed to creating negative energy, I regret the impact this has had on a group of professionals I hold in such high esteem.
As the Superintendent, I am joined by my Board of Trustees, our district leadership team, and the Association of Pleasanton Teachers in expressing gratitude to the fantastic teachers and counselors who have chosen to find a home in PUSD. These highly trained and experienced professionals work tirelessly with and for our students and to the benefit of the broader community.
We are committed to continuing our collaborative work across the district to strengthen policies and procedures and to ensure the highest quality of service to our students and their families, as well as our staff.