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Teacher Performance Feedback

Original post made by Curious, Del Prado, on May 17, 2017

Is there a website or mechanism to provide feedback on PUSD teacher performance? I've tried to write directly to the Principal of my child's school with my feedback, but have never received a reply or even acknowledgement my email was received.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

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There is always the Human Resources department. Right now that would be Dianne Howell. Web Link

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Posted by Jimmy The Jet
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 19, 2017 at 10:20 am

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I would ask for a face to face meeting with the Principal. An email with a complaint might not read as you would like. Having a short meeting would give you a chance to have some questions answered and it might help you understand why the teachers is doing what he/she is doing. It might even help the teacher in the long run. Although Dianne Howell is great at her job and will be difficult to replace, skipping an on-site meeting is not recommended.

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Posted by Sandy Piderit
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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I agree with Jimmy that scheduling a face-to-face meeting with the principal is valuable. Another possibility would be to speak with the PTA President at your school. Sometimes the PTA president is easier to reach.

Here's the page that links to all the PTA schools in Pleasanton.

Web Link

Click on your school and then look for the executive board member list.

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Posted by res2
a resident of Birdland
on May 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm

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I think it is a bad idea to go to the PTA with this. The PTA has no accountability or authority over school staff. You should talk with the school principal. Set up an appointment. My guess is they do not treat emails are credible info since there is no way to even verify the email came from who the person said they were. If you are not satisfied with the principal then you should talk with the district office; probably the HR director.

This is a personnel issue and I think it is improper to be talking about it outside the official channels. The PTA is not an official channel. If the PTA president talked with the principal about what he/she heard, the principal should treat the info as a rumor unless the principal heard directly from the parent.

Think about your own employment. Would you want a customer talking about your performance to the president of your user group? That can only make the situation worse.

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