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Principal resigning from Vintage Hills following leave of absence

Original post made on May 5, 2019

Following a recent leave of absence, Vintage Hills Elementary School principal Ann Jayne informed district officials this week that she is departing from her position for good at the end of the school year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:09 PM

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Posted by VH Parent.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2019 at 8:57 am

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Thank God! She brought nothing positive to our school. Our teachers have been treated poorly during her time here. Our children were lied to, lied about and treated as if they were her subjects. She is power hungry and should never work with children again. Parents were barred from school because of her. She would offer advice of giving Mountain Dew for ADHD. She said in an email she is above the law. The list can go on but in the end she's gone and hopefully our school will be a happy community where students look forward to attending school. I feel for those students she will be "educating" in the Central Valley. Family emergency while simultaneously looking for a job? Classy as always. Just be honest PUSD, she got fired for doing a bad job. We would respect that answer rather than a lie covering up poor hiring. Let's do this right this time. No settling. Only the best for our kids.


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Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on May 5, 2019 at 12:55 pm

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You know, I've had enough of hearing about this Mountain Dew allegation. Put up evidence or shut up.

I don't know why she left. I don't know if she was any good. Thankfully, most parents don't have to deal with principals. And I really want to understand why some people hate her. But repeating that she recommended Mountain Dew doesn't mean anything. She's a principal, not a licensed physician or therapist. Just ignore that line if that's what she said.

If the real issue is that you think your kid qualified for additional services and was denied it, say so. Explain what services were denied and why. Explain the process you went through. Justify your claim. Then the rest of the community can know what to think, how to act, what to advocate for, and how to rally behind you. If you were really deprived, then let the facts make your case, and we'll follow your lead.

But please stop with the silliness. Otherwise, your obsession over Mountain Dew reflects more poorly on you than on her.


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Posted by Justamom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2019 at 2:01 pm

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Here is the thing Grumpy....she insisted we call her Doctor. Giving out medical advice with the title Dr could give trusting parents the idea that this will "fix" their child. Other examples of her poor ideas or skills:
Segregated parent coffees.
Chiropractor to solve flu
Bullied children should have "thicker skin"
Knife being pulled at school with no follow up with parents
Lying on discipline records sent to DO.
Belittling staff
Lying about services
Not being allowed to interact with certain students
Fighting with students as if she was one (it was awful to watch)
Not following through with requests and then blaming other staff for requests not being addressed.

And if we could just say hey she's not doing her job or our childrens IEPs and 504s are not being followed then we would BUT the offices look the other way unless you show you are a fighter and she knew that.


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Posted by Totally rational parent
a resident of Bridle Creek
on May 5, 2019 at 4:12 pm

In addition to the above, allow me to add the following outrages:
Didn’t realize that my child is more important than the other children
Blinked too slowly
Frequently ignored the voices in my head
No SATs held at school during her tenure
Never uttered the word “Sasquatch”
Ate gluten
Poor bow and arrow skills
Refused to hire full-time aide to cut the crusts off my child’s sandwiches
Never seen in same room as Boris Badinov
Grassy knoll?
Wouldn’t go along with plan to pretend my child was captain of the rowing team as way to get into USC
Wore contact lenses upside down
Always took the one parking space aligned with geostationary orbit of Xenu’s spaceship
Supports Illuminati scheme to give children autism via MMR vaccination


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Posted by Justamom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm

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Oh Jenny! You forgot to mention she wouldn't fluff my child's seat cushion daily.


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Posted by Kate
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on May 5, 2019 at 9:17 pm

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Totally rational Mom that was the most hilarious comment I have ever read on this forum! Probably all true!


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Posted by The All-Seeing, All-Knowing Parent
a resident of California Somerset
on May 5, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Justamom, could you elaborate on some of your above claims?

Giving out medical advice with the title Dr could give trusting parents the idea that this will "fix" their child. - Why on earth would you assume that a principal's doctorate is a medical one? Isn't the problem here with your own thinking process?
Segregated parent coffees - are you saying that only people of one race were invited to the principal's coffees?
Chiropractor to solve flu - How would you "solve" the flu?
Knife being pulled at school with no follow up with parents - What kind of follow up do you need for this? Are you saying student's private data should be made public?
Lying on discipline records sent to DO. - So what you're saying is that you have somehow intercepted private records on their way to the D.O.? Again, you're the one who doesn't come across well here.
Lying about services - Vague much?
Not being allowed to interact with certain students - See, here's the thing: if you were forbidden to interact with certain students, the red flags here are about YOU, not the principal.

Maybe you should just relax and sip a nice Mountain Dew.


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Posted by RealParentofVH
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 6, 2019 at 6:47 am

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AS a parent at VH no explanation is needed for what Justamom wrote. Those who attend or have attended have all the explanations. If you need one then you are not a parent at VH and it does not concern you. What should concern you is the fact our district hires people like her.


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Posted by Justamom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm

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No need to give further attention to an issue that is no longer our problem. Real VH Parent you are 100% correct.


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Posted by "Robust" hiring?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 6, 2019 at 8:54 pm

Hopefully whoever they hire as a replacement will not....

1. Have just a preliminary administrative credential
2. Have to read stacks of self-help books to run a school
3. Tweet out photos to the entire community of stacks of self-help books that they are reading to run the school including ones on angry and troubled teachers


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Posted by Ohboy
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 7, 2019 at 11:07 am

No explanation needed for what someone wrote on a public forum? So someone is just supposed to believe what amounts to a public execution without proof? Sounds like the Salem Witch Trial mentality is alive and well here in good old Pleasanton.


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Posted by MacroVision
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm

I'm just taking the macro view here and am not a parent. Just reading some of these responses is a good indication why there have been 3 principle departures this year. Some of you people need to take a good long look in the mirror and see how your actions and words effect the situation. And to think, you're supposed to be an example for your child. Poor examples indeed.


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Posted by Nicole Beck
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2019 at 7:18 pm

I’m late to the game, but happy to be public with my name to lend credence to the knife story and falsified discipline record. My name is Nicole Beck and my son was a first grader at Vintage Hills when this occurred.

Another child (a friend) brought a knife to school (pocket knife) for fun. When my son said something at lunch to his friend, his friend pulled out his knife and held it to my son and said “I’m going to kill you.” That was a Thursday. At lunch. When kids play, and run and bump into one another. I’ll leave you to come to your own conclusions about what could have happened but let me tell you what didn’t happen - parent notification. Crazy, right? If someone finds this logical, please — I’m all ears! Still perplexed after 3 years, but I digress....

On Friday, after school, a friend told me a kid had a knife at school. I asked my son about it and this is what he said, “oh yea mom, so and so brought a knife to school and held it to my throat and said “I’m going to kill you.”


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Posted by Nicole Beck
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2019 at 7:25 pm

I’m late to the game, but happy to be public with my name to lend credence to the knife story and falsified discipline record. My name is Nicole Beck and my son was a first grader at Vintage Hills when this occurred. Another child (a friend) brought a knife to school (pocket knife) for fun. When my son said something at lunch to his friend, his friend pulled out his knife and held it to my son and said “I’m going to kill you.” That was a Thursday. At lunch. When kids play, and run and bump into each other. I’ll leave you to come to your own conclusions about what could have happened but let me tell you what didn’t happen - parent notification. Crazy, right? If someone finds this logical, please — I’m all ears! Still perplexed after 3 years, but I digress....

On Friday, after school, a friend told me a kid had a knife at school. I asked my son about it and this is what he said, “oh yea mom, so and so brought a knife to school and held it to my throat and said “I’m going to kill you.” And that is how I found out about the incident.

The friend went home Thursday and Friday. The mom was on campus on Friday with balloons but because it was her sons birthday Dr. Jayne didn’t want to bring it to her attention.

From what we’ve gathered the ed code calls for expulsion. That seemed excessive. And from what we understand from meeting with Dr. Jayne - she has the authority to override the law.

We were left thinking some action should have been taken place, ie contacting us would have been a good place to start. It would have been nice to have a conversation with our 6 year old about what to do when someone threatens your life with a knife pointed at you. Perhaps I’m overreacting.

Ultimately the district was notified of Dr. Jayne’s decision and stood behind her. I’ll never understand why they backed her when the district said to me, “you can’t bring a bullet to school and not be suspended.” That decision and many others that followed didn’t lend itself well to us trusting Dr. Jayne or the district.

Years after the incident I received a copy of my sons discipline record. The only incident noted is the one above. And it’s grossly inaccurate and contradicts what Dr. Jayne detailed in emails to the district. If you need further evidence I’m happy to provide it.

I want to be clear that I never thought the other child meant to do any harm and the mother was as apologetic as anyone could be in the situation. The issue we couldn’t move past was the response to what happened from the principal and the district. And I can offer that this wasn’t the last time a threat was made and the leadership elected to not notify parents. My son is no longer a student at Vintage Hills. Because of this and other decisions we transferred him to a different elementary school.


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Posted by Ohboy
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 7, 2019 at 7:54 pm

You don't get to know what happens with someone else's child at school. You just don't. You have no idea what was done or not done to the other child. Sorry but you don't and it's none of your business. Privacy is big theme in edcode.

Its terrible what allegedly happened to your child but that doesn't give you some sort of access to another kid's educational record. It just doesn't. If you think Vintage Hills is different then any other school you just aren't well informed. Crap happens everywhere. We just don't always know about it unless some parent comes and complains about it on the weekly forums 3 years later. I guess if some kid allegedly makes a horrible mistake at school it should be emailed out to the masses and so folks can bitch about it forever? By your own account, which wouldn't even stand up in a court of law because it's hearsay, the parent apologized to you, but you wanted to be the one to dish out the punishment?

What did you want the email to say? A kid allegedly brought a knife to school and threatened a kid but NB doesn't think he meant any harm so everyone go about your business. The tar and feathering of knife kid is at 3pM? Love Dr Principal?

Every kid deserves privacy, even yours but you just took that away.

You don't think


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Posted by "Robust" hiring?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2019 at 8:26 pm

Parents and children have a right to have a safe environment at school. They have a right to ensure that their children are safe and for example, do not drown in a PE class due to distracted teachers, and are not accosted by other students bringing firearms and knives to school.

Students bringing guns and knives to campus is a serious problem in Pleasanton that has ended up in OAH hearings if you take a look at the history. Also a student was recently arrested in Pleasanton for bringing a loaded gun to campus Web Link

The PUSD's non-reaction to these events is what happens when Pleasanton continues to hire people that don't know what they are doing (have preliminary administrative service credentials that are not in CLEAR status). They feel they don't have to follow the law because probably they are so new they don't know what the law is. Or they decide that they along can decide what it is. Or they decide to not take any action to hide what happened.

They are such newbies that they have no idea what they are doing. Let the police determine "intent" and not the newbie principals. After all, see what happened when none of the principals in Florida did anything about Nikolas Cruz.

Another thing schools do is hide what happens on campus from law enforcement. In the future, if you have an incident where a child takes a knife to school and threatens another child with it by holding it to their throat, you should just call the police immediately and file a police report.

By law the student in question violated Ed Code 48900:
(a) (1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
(b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished a firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless, in the case of possession of an object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.

Hopefully a decent principal will be hired at Vintage Hills one day.


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Posted by Dad
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on May 7, 2019 at 9:18 pm

OhBoy....you are well intentioned. But you are simply wrong!
A child bringing a weapon to school does NOT qualify to the privacy you speak of. A deadly weapon on campus is not the same as a child soiling their underwear. A weapon is as serious as it gets. All parents should be notified so we can be aware and talk to our own children. Anything that endangers the lives of the school children should be discussed with the parents. Simple as that.
It was funny how you spoke SO confident in you misguided logic. You even sounded condescending and arrogant. The privacy you were referring to covers kids with no lunches, or trouble reading...human decency type things. The boy that knowingly concealed a weapon, brought it to school and then pulled and pointed at another child... they forfeited their privacy rights.
I have a serious question for you OhBoy.
Do you think a child pulling a knife on another child should be handled and disciplined secretly by a lone principal and without notifying parents or police? It’s an easy question. I’ll wait for your answer...


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Posted by Ohboy
a resident of Village High School
on May 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Dad, it's not your business, nor is it mine. It's just isn't. We are hearing one side of the alleged story. We are talking about a kid in grade one if I am understand all the gossip here. What did you expect the email to say Dad? Name the grade one child? Have all the self righteous parents form a group outside the child's home? Have it so the family could never show their faces in the community again? The alleged incident sounded horrible. But none of us know what really happened, and it's not our business. Even the Mom of the child who was allegedly threatened says the kid with the alleged knife meant no harm. Even if every word of the alleged incident here is true it doesn't in any way shape or form forfeit a 6 year old's right to privacy, no matter how much you wish it does. If the child was an adult well that's another thing. And Dad, you are showing very little knowledge of the schools here and everywhere if you think the worst thing that happens is a forgotten lunch. This is a community of over 16,000 students a lot of bad crap happens and it is dealt with on a daily basis, no public lynching needed.


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Posted by Dad
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on May 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

OhBoy, I owe you an apology. I may have been confusing in the way I approached this. I should have mentioned that I understand legally we don’t have a right to know. My point was we as parents SHOULD have the right to know. I was thinking so I can have a conversation with my child when something like this happens. You are making quite a leap to lynching and parents stalking the family. That’s illegal (and crazy.)
I’m active at all of my kids schools. I’m surprised that another parent would be ok in this day and age, not being notified about a weapon being brought to school. I feel times have changed. Parental concerns have changed. Weapons are on a different level now. Regardless of their age or intent.



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Posted by Ohboy
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm

The thing of it is Dad, do you not realize similar incidents have happened at Walnut Grove in very recent years? More recently than this alleged incident at Vintage Hills, in fact. What's the definition of a weapon? Anything can be used as a potentially fatal weapon. Scissors are just as dangerous as a pocket knife. A fork brought from home with a kid thinking he can protect himself/herself with it from potential bullies would by legal definition be a weapon. Words "I'm gonna kill you" are a terrorist threat. Stuff like this goes on all the time in our Pleasanton schools and every other school everywhere. In this alleged incident the alleged victim apparently said something to the other 6 year old. What did he say? Was the kid with the knife acting in self defense? Why do parents get to be a judge and jury? It's all none of our business. We need to trust educators and administrators deal with this sort of thing. They do it every day and it's often handled very well. Are mistakes made? I am sure there are, in fact I know there are. W e all are human if we dare to admit it. If an email was sent home, speaking of an alleged knife incident what would you do with that? Other then tell your kid to stay way from the other kid? I have had conversations with my kids about what to do in dangerous situations and I didn't wait for an email home from school to do it. All an email home would do is get hot headed parents all riled up. And that happens here in Pleasonton everyday too and no good ever comes of it.


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Posted by Kate
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on May 8, 2019 at 7:58 pm

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I know nothing about this situation but the fact is, parental pressure is at the root of every administrator leaving PUSD. Parent pressure on students, teachers and admin is at an all time high. Our amazing teachers are carrying this district but for how long? Be careful what you wish for.


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Posted by NICOLE BECK
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2019 at 12:23 am

@ohboy - it took me awhile to *think* about my response. my responses to your comments are in caps below.

You don't get to know what happens with someone else's child at school. You just don't. You have no idea what was done or not done to the other child. Sorry but you don't and it's none of your business. Privacy is big theme in edcode. YOU SAID I DON'T GET TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD 3, 3 (THREE) TIMES IN ONE PARAGRAPH AND I NEVER SAID ONCE THAT I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER CHILD, NOT ONCE, NOT EVEN ONE TIME.





Its terrible what allegedly (ALLEGEDLY MEANS THERE'S NO PROOF, THERE IS PROOF) happened to your child but that doesn't give you some sort of access to another kid's educational record. It just doesn't. (I NEVER SAID I WANTED ACCESS TO ANOTHER KIDS EDUCATIONAL RECORDS). If you think Vintage Hills is different then any other school you just aren't well informed. (I *THINK* ALL SCHOOLS ARE DIFFERENT. I KNOW ALL SCHOOLS MUST FOLLOW THE LAWS. BUT AGAIN, NOT SOMETHING I MENTIONED. Crap happens everywhere. INDEED. We just don't always know about it unless some parent comes and complains about it on the weekly forums 3 years later. INDEED. I guess if some kid allegedly makes a horrible mistake at school it should be emailed out to the masses and so folks can bitch about it forever? I NEVER SAID AN EMAIL SHOULD GO OUT TO ANYONE OTHER THAN TO ME AND CERTAINLY NOT TO THE MASSES. I SAID I WANTED AN EMAIL FROM THE PRINCIPAL THAT MY SON WAS INVOLVED IN AN INCIDENT AT SCHOOL. By your own account, which wouldn't even stand up in a court of law because it's hearsay, the parent apologized to you, WE AREN'T ON TRIAL AND THE APOLOGY ISN'T HEARSAY. HEARSAY IS SOMETHING YOU HEAR FROM SOMEONE ELSE, FOR EXAMPLE - I HEARD FROM ANOTHER PARENT THAT SOMEONE HAD A KNIFE AT SCHOOL. MY SON TELLING ME THAT A CHILD PUT A KNIFE TO HIM AND SAID I'M GOING TO KILL YOU IS NOT HEARSAY. THE MOTHER APOLOGIZING TO ME. AT COFFEE, DOWNTOWN, IS NOT HEARSAY. IT'S TRUTH. IT HAPPENED. but you wanted to be the one to dish out the punishment? PUNISHMENT? TO WHO? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

What did you want the email to say? HOW ABOUT, "DEAR MOM, YOUR CHILD WAS INVOLVED WITH AN INCIDENT AT SCHOOL. WE ARE TAKING CARE OF IT. BE ASSURED THAT YOUR CHILD IS SAFE AND WE ARE INVESTIGATING THE SITUATION AND WILL WORK HARD TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN" YOU KNOW WHAT I GOT? NOTHING. A kid allegedly (NOT ALLEGEDLY, IT'S A FACT. THERE WAS A KNIFE, NOT DISPUTED) brought a knife to school and threatened a kid but NB doesn't think he meant any harm so everyone go about your business. The tar and feathering of knife kid is at 3pM? Love Dr Principal? SOMETHING WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER THAN NOTHING. DO YOU GET IT. MY SON HAD A KNIFE PULLED ON HIM AND HE OR OTHERS COULD HAVE BEEN INJURED AND THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T NOTIFY ME THAT AN INCIDENT OCCURED. THIS ISN'T BRAIN SURGERY.

Every kid deserves privacy, even yours but you just took that away. EVERY KID DESERVES SAFETY, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WAS PRESERVED.

You don't think TO THINK MEANS TO HAVE AN OPINION. I THINK YOUR FINAL COMMENT WAS MADE TO BE MEAN. I THINK YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH SOME UNRESOLVED ISSUES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ME AND ARE CLEARLY MISDIRECTED. I SUSPECT YOU ARE THE PARENT OF A CHILD WHO MAY HAVE CAUSED HARM OR DONE SOMETHING ILLEGAL. I WISH YOU WELL.


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Posted by Kate
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on May 9, 2019 at 6:52 am

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Nicole Beck...the phrase “thou dost protest too much” comes to mind when I read your last post. And what’s going on with all those caps? Is that the late night wine (whine)? ;)


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Posted by Nicole Beck
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2019 at 7:21 am

@ Kate - Ha! The caps were my responses, admittedly they look ridiculous. Up too late, no editor and perhaps some wine ;-)


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Posted by Just my opinion
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2019 at 9:04 am

Nicole Beck, heck with an email from the principal. A phone call should have happened immediately!!


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Posted by Ohboy
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 9, 2019 at 9:58 am

Actually the "you don't think" was a sentence that I hit submit before I finished it. From "you don't think" you decided I have children who are criminals? Wow, that's a stretch. And you say I was trying to be mean? By jumping to that wild conclusion you've proven that it's best you don't have any say in what goes on in our schools. Let's leave that to the professionals.

No criminal kids here, nor have my kids ever been involved in any altercation at school or anywhere else. I am just a parent who feels compassion for a little six year old who allegedly made a horrible mistake and school and a couple of crazy parents are still moaning about it years and years later n the internet. I am so tired of how self righteous parents act in this community it's ruining our schools.


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Posted by Enjoying
a resident of Valley Trails
on May 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm

OhBoy, thank you for the entertainment. You are SO compassionate for a child making a mistake, but at the same time you are rude and dismissive to the parent who wasn’t notified when a traumatic event happened to their child.
You are failing to say the words out loud. Tell me specifically, that if my child has a knife pulled on them at school, as a patent, I have NO right to know. None of my business I believe is how you put it.
Let me ask you in simple words. If a child pulls a knife on another child, should the parents be notified? I expect an answer and an explanation, thank you.

That lady shared a horrible story that happened to her 6 year old and you are basically taunting her. Why?


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Posted by Cover-up again
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2019 at 6:13 pm

PUSD was obligated to report to the State of California incidents of Weapons Possession on each of its campuses. If this happened about three years ago, Apparently Vintage Hills and all those professional administrators apparently tried to go into full cover up mode. It is nowhere to be found on State records for Pleasanton.

If you look at the data, you will find for elementary schools in Pleasanton, the only incidents of Weapons Possession were for other elementary schools:

2016-2017 Weapons Possession (Alisal 1; Donlon 1; Hearst 1)
2017-2018 Weapons Possession (Lydiksen 1)

Vintage Hills is not on the list. If a special education student who is found to be possessing a weapon on school grounds, the are subject to removal from the school to an interim setting for a period of up to 45 days. During this time, the incident is studied and the school district is required to have a manifestation determination process, and if the possession of the weapon was not due to the student's disability, that student can be punished in the same way as a non-special education student.


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Posted by Dad
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on May 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm

I know a sure fire way to make OhBoy go away.
Watch this.
You said (very confidently) similar incidents like this have happened at WG in recent years. More recent than this VH incident.
I would never accuse you of lying. But you said it. Can you elaborate on your knowledge of Walnut Grove incidents?
Im active at my school. I haven’t heard of such incidents involving a weapon. Can you please explain what incidents you are referring to. No names of course. But I would like to hear about the (I’m assuming multiple) incidents at Walnut Grove.


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Posted by yes, again
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 9, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. We have a winner! Another Vintage Hills cover-up. You'll be hard pressed to find valid academic or disciplinarian data at Vintage Hills. The unspoken rule has been no documentation, no problem. From the outside looking in it appears Vintage Hills is a school with no academic or disciplinarian issues. Dig a little deeper and you'll uncover what parents have been complaining about for years. Don't take my word for it. Look at your students classwork tonight. Read your students classwork tonight. Are there corrections, are there mistakes? What classwork gets checked each day by your teacher. Ask your student. Do you see classwork? Ask your students how much time their teachers spend outside of the classroom during class time. Ask your students how much time is spent free reading. These are all very basic questions that each parent should be asking their children. Do you feel like your child is adequately learning? There are really good teachers at Vintage Hills and there are really lazy teachers at Vintage Hills. Ask to see your students disciplinarian records. Parents rest on their laurels and assume their child is getting a proper education. There did not seem to be any accountability. Good report cards and lack of disciplinary issues are not always indicative of reality. Weapons possessions data is not indicative of reality.


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Posted by Cover-up again
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2019 at 8:04 pm

Yes,again made some great points. Have your child make a schedule with written down start times and end times throughout the day when the teacher actually teaches vs. has the class do some sort of busy work activity or is set in front of the TV or computer to watch videos. When is the last time your teacher actually graded a paper with remarks and grammatical corrections on it (rather than have some peer the same age as the student review it)? In fact, what you might see is a bunch of busy work sheets with a smiley face sticker or written smiley face or check mark stuck on top of the page while the errors and mistakes go unmarked and not corrected. And everyone seems to get 3s in all subjects, don't they?

Also regarding Ohboy, mystery person who claims to know all, claims similar Weapons Possession issues have happened at Walnut Grove, but there is no data to back up that claim. The last happened quite a few years ago at Walnut Grove in the 2013-2014 school year according to State records. What is significant is that during that time 0 Vintage Hills Weapons Possession records show up, which would indicate they are covering up the problem and did not follow state law and report it to the State.

Do you think that hiding threats to students and weapons on campus was on purpose for the so-called "Blue Ribbon School" award at Vintage Hills? If you look on the Vintage Hills website, that seems promoted heavily with a banner held by Ann Jayne and Odie Douglas.

2011-2012 Alisal-1, Donlon-1, Valley View-2, Walnut Grove-1
2012-2013 Alisal-1, Valley View-2
2013-2014 Donlon-2, Walnut Grove-1
2014-2015 0
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 Alisal-1, Donlon-1, Hearst-1
2017-2018 Lydiksen-1


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 9, 2019 at 8:55 pm

Cover-up again:

Your post seems to be a rant!
Why are you angry, and angry at whom?

Resource officers are on campus, they are interacting with students.

With all of your commentary you ignore or offer no explanation for the high performance of PUSD students.


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Posted by yes, again
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Michael Austin - you seem to be a troll.

What resources officers are you referring to?

High performance can be largely equated to the high performance of parents and tutoring centers on every block.

Do you have a child in PUSD?

The Blue School Ribbon award was awarded the year the former VH principal was in office. Ann didn't earn the award, only benefited from the award and still under-performed.


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Posted by Cover-up again
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2019 at 10:07 pm

"Resource officers are on campus, they are interacting with students."

Yes, again, the poster above seems unaware that SROs are only assigned to the three high school and the three middle schools and not elementary schools. Web Link

SROs are not on any elementary school campus; therefore, I seriously doubt that particular poster has any children enrolled in PUSD elementary schools.

Sometimes elementary schools invite the DARE program over to do presentations, but that is it. Or the school district calls 911 and all of a sudden dozens of cop cars and emergency vehicles show up in a complete chaotic scene like when PUSD wants to 5150 an elementary school student having a temper tantrum and put them in an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric hold.


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Posted by SunnySan
a resident of Horizon High School
on May 10, 2019 at 3:48 am

SunnySan is a registered user.

thank you for the entertainment. You are SO compassionate for a child making a mistake, but at the same time you are rude and dismissive to the parent who wasn’t notified when a traumatic event happened to their child.Web Link


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