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SRVUSD formally apologizes for Ben Curry's death

Original post made on Nov 2, 2018

San Ramon Valley schools Superintendent Rick Schmitt publicly apologized on Friday for the on-campus death of San Ramon Valley High freshman Ben Curry, marking the first time district officials have issued a formal written apology district-wide since the freshman drowned in the school pool last school year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 2, 2018, 4:17 PM

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Nov 2, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Takes a lawsuit before a school district decides 6 months after the fact to say they are sorry. No one is suspended for letting a kid die.

How does our school district run the High School PE pool program?

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 3, 2018 at 8:54 am

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

I agree, and i blame lawyers. If the school apologizes before the lawsuit im sure it would be used as admission of guilt - regardless of contribution. Lawyers have made a mess of human interactions - if we are not to blame, why would we be sorry? Thats not how people work.

Posted by Jimmy John Joe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm


Posted by Yeah
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 6, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Yeah is a registered user.

Ok, they apologized; that makes everything ok. What a joke. Anybody still want to see their kid in the pool with Mr. Football now?

Posted by Dan
a resident of Danville
on Nov 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm

The parents are trying to get the PE teacher fired. Around 600 signature on this petition. How do you walk away from a drowning kid and not get fired? Not even a one day suspension.

Justice for Ben Curry!- Remove Aaron Becker from teaching at SRVUSD.
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