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Parent volunteer, high-tech worker Chong Wang running for Pleasanton school board

Original post made on Jul 24, 2020

Chong Wang is the latest local resident to seek one of three open seats on the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 3 election.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 24, 2020, 4:27 PM

Comments (17)

Posted by Steven
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 24, 2020 at 10:56 pm

We are proud of you, Mr. Wang! Thank you for your efforts.

Posted by Carrie
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:45 pm

It’s great to see a candidate like Chong who has strong education background and rich working experience to run for the school board. In the past years Chong also devoted a lot of his time to our community service. He will add great value to our school district. Let’s support an excellent candidate like Chong!

Posted by Linda
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 25, 2020 at 12:03 am

Nice article. Seems to be a genuine, hardworking and resourceful candidate. Best of luck, Mr. Wang!

Posted by Gina
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 25, 2020 at 12:12 am

New norm, new face, new hope! We do need some high tech influence for the schools!

Posted by Helena
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Jul 25, 2020 at 5:53 am

With Chong's education and experience, he will definitely bring a new perspective and add diversity to the school board.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 25, 2020 at 7:11 am

We need new face, especially one who can bring in changes, listen to community and new directions for better quality in education. Education And industry background liked Chung is rare gem. We need someone connected to top-notch industry to bring in aspect in education. What is needed to change so our kids will be staying competitive, engaged in learning and challenged? With his background, and records of local volunteering work history, I felt he is a trusted man. I also know he is very well connected to community, we need someone truly listen, humble, experience in working with people in different background to make things better in PUSD.

Posted by Nancy Allen
a resident of Danbury Park
on Jul 25, 2020 at 9:39 am

It is good to see candidates like Chong running for the Board of Trustees. Chong brings important perspectives as a parent of children in our schools and with his many years of technology experience. I have found Chong to be thoughtful, respectful and collaborative. These are traits that will serve him well in this important role.

Posted by Ling
a resident of Hart Middle School
on Jul 25, 2020 at 9:56 am

Thank you for your contribution and your voice for us!

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:05 am

Best of luck. You have my vote.

Posted by Integrity vs transcript fraud
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm

I am happy that a person with a great background is running for School Board. He has my vote!

Pleasanton voters should not choose to re-elect or elect anyone involved in the hiring of Odie Douglas for PUSD assistant superintendent of educations services.

There was a transcript fraud/grade changing scandal in Lodi Unified in 2011, his prior district (see investigator report link from the attorneys' investigation here Web Link ).

No one on the board in the 2012 time frame who was involved in hiring a member of the cabinet to replace Cindy Galbo where academic integrity had been compromised at a previous district should be re-elected or elected to any public office. Recall that two years ago, again a transcript fraud/grade changing scandal happened at Amador.

Since the hiring of Odie Douglas happened after Steve Maher was voted into office, I will be voting for him again along with the new candidate, Chong Wang.

Hopefully with Mr. Wang's business background, he will be able to bring to the table the ability to vet candidates that PUSD brings to the table.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm

All candidates who seek election to the PUSD Board of Trustees should undergo a credential check.

Posted by Janie
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:32 pm

Chong is an incredible member of the community with impressive credentials! He and his family are always so gracious and considerate, and I'm excited to see someone of his character be on the board potentially.

Posted by Nicki
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jul 27, 2020 at 12:08 pm

When 85% of the parents vote for hybrid or full in-person back to school, and the present board votes, instead, for only online instruction,,,well, maybe we need NEW board members.
A compromise, where parents could opt out of in-person instruction and others could choose some form of hybrid or full in person attendance, could have been reached by competent board members. Wonder if our board was just following other districts, which don't represent our Pleasanton demographic or infection/death rate and hence have different risk levels. Yep let's try new folks, with better decision capabilities. But first let's hear what these new candidates say about this matter.

Posted by Mingang
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:51 pm

Great! We do need some know-how guy in high-tech industry in our board, to help identity a real right path for the kid of Pleasanton. Yes for Wang Chong!

Posted by Laura
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 27, 2020 at 7:50 pm

PUSD can definitely benefit from a board member with direct experience as a parent and volunteer. We appreciate the dedication from Chong in supporting the school community. He truly cares for the well-being of our students, teachers and staff. Looking forward to what he can bring to the district. Thank you

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 27, 2020 at 8:08 pm


You are correct.

Turnover of the board trustees is an absolute necessity.

Posted by Karl Aitken
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 29, 2020 at 8:10 am

Chong is my next door neighbor and I believe he will bring a welcome and needed change to PUSD. New ideas, new perspective and new energy to help PUSD transition to what the students and parents need and want.

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