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Original post made by Really?, Birdland, on Sep 26, 2016

Just worried about his lack of presence with what's going on in the District - especially Harvest Park. He's very present in the Twitter world in an inappropriate way. Heard he'd rather go to a conference than show up at work. Hopefully Pleasanton Weekly can investigate this. Think he has any idea what's going on with our District? Or is he just in it for the retirement package?

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Posted by Lessismore
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 27, 2016 at 8:29 am

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To Really?
Really? He has been on the job for less than 4 months. Much of that time cleaning up the mess Ahmadi left on her way out the door. Guessing you were an Ahmadi supporter.

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Posted by Another bad hire.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 27, 2016 at 9:10 am

The HPMS position requires 3 years experience for principal. Here is the job posting from May.

Web Link

That job description was approved by the Board in 1995.

Rubino wanting to bring in novices from the outside that have never been principals before spells doom for PUSD.

Sick of the Board hiring Supts that haven't been Supts before (Ahmadi disaster) and if the Board chooses yet another principal with no principal experience, they need to all be replaced.

What are the Twitter postings you refer to?

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Posted by Another bad hire.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 27, 2016 at 11:48 am

Never mind. I see that a number of Pleasanton administrators from various schools spend their time posting Twitter photos and videos to social media all day proving the point that they don't actually do any work all day. Here is one Web Link

There is the phrase that "Nero fiddled while Rome burned." Here we have a set of Ineffectual Pleasanton management team that would rather hang out in Marin County at Lake Ewok, George Lucas's ranch and play make believe that they are some sort of Jedi Knight on the taxpayer dime (probably a lot more than a few dimes) rather than repost a job posting for a vacant Harvest Park principal, get community input, to get someone who will stay in the position more than a couple of full phases of the moon.

Instead we get a superintendent who would rather Dinosaur Stomp and hang out with Alameda County superintendents in a Stanley Dobbs send off as reported by

Just when exactly did the Board approve sending the PUSD management to Skywalker Ranch last week, how much did it cost, and by the way either the Board personally and the administrators that took part need to pay the taxpayers back.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Web Link Is a video with the lyrics "Got girls by the army, Feeling kind of horny" that has a link that was sent out to parents and students by the Vintage Hills principal on the Twitter account Ann Jayne on the Twitter feed @DrAJayne on Sept 24.

Explain why the principal has not been put on leave because of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment.

This happened 3 days ago and this principal still has a job?

The Board needs to put both the Superintendent, this principal and others on leave tonight.

How any of these people got hired in the first place is beyond me.

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Posted by Devoid of accountability
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

How a principal could have the thought process to make a video of PUSD staff nodding their heads "yes" to a song about "Feeling kinda' horny," decide to post the video to the internet, then send it out to students from ages 4 to 11 at the elementary level is beyond my comprehension.

And for the superintendent to make some sort of movie poster-like rendering of himself holding some sort of phallic symbol Jedi sword through the entire community, including distribution via principal Twitter accounts as a self-annointed "rock star" is not only stupid but incredibly creepy.

These people are a continuing embarrassment to the hard-working children and families of this community and do not deserve to be working in any capacity with children.

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Posted by Parent 2
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Please get all your facts before you judge.

All these individuals are human, and excellent.

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Posted by Kris
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:25 am

I don't think there is anything wrong with administrators and teachers using social media to keep people in the loop. They are trying to find a fun way to connect with students and parents, this is how students are communicating now and they are trying to embrace it rather than just ignore it. That's just how the world is doing it now and I am glad they are trying and having fun with it, the students also like it. There are some people on here who will just complain no matter what. Being that negative must be exhausting and boring.

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Posted by HereWeGoAgain
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:38 am

HereWeGoAgain is a registered user.

Let's waste time and even resources complaining about tweets. Sometimes people need to get over themselves. It's a friggen tweet. Don't like it? Don't look at it.

Perhaps to calm down you can look at the profanity laden youtube link that the former Coordinator of Communication & Community Engagement sent out district wide as she left. The same CCCE that was hand picked by Parvin Ahmadi.

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Posted by Anon-e-mouse
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:02 pm

Devoid: "then send it out to students from ages 4 to 11"

Do you let your 4-11 year old on Twitter? Shame on you. You do know that Twitter is completely inappropriate for children that young, don't you? In fact, it's a violation of Twitter's Terms of Service to use the site under the age of 13. The site the video was hosted on likewise has Terms of Service stating that children under 13 are not allowed on the site.

You're not the kind of person that ignores those sorts of things, are you?

Perhaps you should do a better job parenting your kids rather than stressing out over what adults are doing on their weekends.

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Posted by Ptown mom
a resident of Avignon
on Oct 1, 2016 at 9:36 am

I am glad the administration is attending conferences to learn more about technology and students. They are allowed to have fun. When I go to a conference for wprk I give up family time, they do too. One of the videos you all complain about is on a Saturday. Maybe we as a community can assumme good intention and support rather than be angry critics. If you want things to improve be a productive part of the process instead of bashing hard working people.

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