Pursuant to several Public Records Act requests made by the Pleasanton Weekly late last year, the school district has just released a large volume of documents relating to former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh and the dispute between him and the district. Instead of providing those documents to us so we could carefully review, digest and responsibly report on them, it instead elected to post them on its website. We are being very cautious about allowing commenting on these documents on Town Square until we have thoroughly reviewed them and sought comment from those who may have a different view of them.
Because many of the documents are highly prejudicial and may be defamatory, we will delete comments that effectively re-publish parts of their content on our site. It is also important to note that the district declined to provide some of the documents we requested, and until we know what was not released we urge the public to be careful about drawing conclusions from what was released.
Reputations of numerous people are potentially affected by these documents, and the redactions made by the school district to protect the privacy of individuals may not adequately protect their identities. So please be restrained in your comments.