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Vote by Tuesday

Original post made on Feb 27, 2020

Election Day arrives on Tuesday. That means it's time to turn in that vote-by-mail ballot or decide when to go to the polls in person to vote. Here's a recap of what's at stake for Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley this primary election.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:08 PM

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Posted by D15 Resident
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm

Peter Y Liu for Congress 2020

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Posted by PaulN
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 29, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Soon PUSD has another measure on the ballot asking for more of the community’s money.

In my position, with PUSD I am involved with the technologies purchased on a daily basis and although what I’ve seen has immense potential, the implementation and the necessary training are seriously lacking. Purchasing solutions is easy when you have a large coffer of money at your disposal….implementing and supporting those things in a manner that is both technically and pedagogically effective is an entirely different story. Pedagogical success requires that the technology staff understand the product and solutions they rollout and that training for teachers on how to use these technologies as instructional tools exist...the latter is fundamentally non-existent. More importantly, these must translate into better test scores and this in large part, should be the metric used to determine the efficacy and success of these projects and purchases.

These are issues with business processes, operational procedures, and the methodology behind which decisions are made, not with the specific technologies being purchased and after numerous discussions with various other staff, are not mine alone. The message here isn’t to not support the district and its technology roadmap. Rather it’s a call to action that those district leaders at every level be held to a higher level of accountability, transparency, and standards.

I submitted this letter with immense apprehension and a buffered reserve. I don’t take the words that I pen lightly and hope that the gravity of them resonate well.

[full-length letter:]

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 29, 2020 at 7:01 pm


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 29, 2020 at 9:33 pm

Already voted no on all new taxes and to get Swalwell out

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Posted by BukLau
a resident of Avila
on Mar 1, 2020 at 1:09 am

Less taxes, less government, more power to people!

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