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PUSD looking at vape sensors for middle and high schools

Original post made on Feb 27, 2020

As part of plans for a major $9.6 million Measure I1 network upgrade, Pleasanton Unified School District is considering installing vape sensors at local middle and high school campuses to detect students using electronic vaping devices

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2:11 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by NoOnM
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 27, 2020 at 6:20 pm

$10M for a network upgrade to include vape sensors? That's a hard no on M from me.

Vaping today is the pot of the 80s and the cigarettes of the 60s...parents, not the schools should control this situation. Installing sensors, albeit a nice idea, is a waste of money.

Students are smart and will figure out another way or place to vape while at school. Heck, they're already doing it in classrooms...see Stealth and Zero vaping.

Good luck PUSD.

Posted by NoOnM
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 27, 2020 at 6:26 pm

Before I get attacked, I realize the $10M is coming from I1, not M. If the district knew how to manage funds, I'd vote differently on M.

Posted by Kiko
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 27, 2020 at 6:44 pm

Vape sensors? And you can't even fix a gym? It doesn't matter where the money is coming from IT SHOULD NOT BE WASTED. Do you see why voters oppose Prop. M.
"bleeding edge--about the adoption of that sort of technology,". I'm of the opinion that PUSD might have bleeding brains.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm

But vape sensors will allow the district to say they made “technology updates” and still keep the broken roofs to show as evidence to future taxpayers for the need for a parcelbondtax measure

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 27, 2020 at 8:18 pm

I remember a few years ago, when the Pleasanton police department and PUSD announced that there will be drug sniffing dogs used in locker rooms and the student parking lots.

There was an exodus of student parking from the student parking lot at Foothill, out to Muirwood Drive. This new proposal will probably do the same.

Posted by Evelyn & Alfred
a resident of Civic Square
on Feb 27, 2020 at 8:29 pm

How about we install stupidly detectors within the PUSD chambers? Once again our elected officials never cease to amaze me with their asinine solutions to immaterial issues while thoroughly ignoring the critical ones right under their noses.

NO on ANY future money grabbing voter initiative until theses fools get their house in order.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:43 pm

E&A, thank you for a great laugh!

It is amazing that during the current Measure M campaign, where many are now aware of the lack of proper priorities with Measure I1, that this would be announced . . . proving at least one of the points of those opposing Measure M. And before the vote on March 3.

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