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PPIE to host inaugural State of the School District luncheon

Event to feature Haglund speech, recognition for businesses that support schools

Local businesses that support Pleasanton schools will be celebrated later this month at the inaugural State of the School District luncheon, hosted by the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation.

The first-time event, which will also feature a keynote address from Pleasanton Unified School District Superintendent David Haglund, aims to "recognize leading businesses in key industry sectors for their significant contributions to our schools and students," including volunteer work, funding and other in-kind support, organizers said.

"Our business friends invest in Pleasanton's future by investing in our students," Steve McCoy-Thompson, PPIE executive director, said in a statement.

"With their grant and sponsorship support, PPIE is able to leverage school family donations to make a significant impact with our students -- from librarians and school-site IT to support counselors and student intervention for reading and math to STEAM grants across the district."

In addition to Haglund's State of the School District speech, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) is scheduled to attend the event and say a few words, according to McCoy-Thompson.

Another 200 guests from the Tri-Valley including local businesses, educators, and government and community leaders make up the 11 categories represented for the event's Pillars of Pleasanton awards. Award recipients will receive a Pillars of Pleasanton poster or window cling.

The inaugural State of the School District presentation will be held on Jan. 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Pleasanton. Tickets to the invite-only event are sold out. A list of local businesses that have contributed to Pleasanton schools can be viewed online at https://pnrlisa.wixsite.com/pillars-pleasanton.

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Posted by nancy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:29 am

Wish it was our Catharine Baker speaking, instead the Orinda rep. Any chance of her returning to our local or state government, in the future, anyone know?

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Posted by Jimmy The Jet
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:33 am

inaugural? I thought they did this every year. Or at least they have. I remember going to one at Castlewood and one at the Hilton. I guess the changed the name so is new.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 14, 2020 at 9:25 am

When you are trying to sell a $323MM bond just 3 years after a $270MM bond, whose major projects haven’t even begun, you dust off an old format and try to pump new energy into it. Anyone know who is heading the bond campaign for the district, because they are not legally allowed to campaign themselves.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 14, 2020 at 4:58 pm

I hope ppie is supporting the schools as it has, and I hope at this event they are looking at the district leaders and saying, WTF are you doing to stabilize education so our contributions are enhancing the experience, not acting as a foundational pillar to support basic functionality.

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