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Pleasanton school board candidates debate

Original post made on Sep 24, 2020

The candidates vying for PUSD Board of Trustees detailed their plans for leading local schools through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, managing district finances and addressing other relevant issues during an online forum Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 4:23 PM

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Posted by LanceM
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 24, 2020 at 9:34 am

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"Once we move to in-person learning, then we'll look at our TK to 2, and we'll do a hybrid," Maher said. "By that, I mean it could be a.m./p.m. for kindergarten with a time slot in the middle for cleaning our different classrooms, or it could be alternating days -- Monday/Tuesday, possibly Thursday/Friday with Wednesday being a cleaning day."

This is what scares me. Why isn't there a plan in place already (or at least most of a plan)? School has been in session for 6 weeks. There is likely to come a time when we are ready to go in person. Are people not working on the plan? What are the district officials doing?

It appears that our district officials always wait until there is definitive word before starting to plan. With full remote to start the school year (that everyone saw coming in May) the district didn't actually start planning things until the school board approved full remote in mid-July. Why? What would it hurt to have a plan in place even if something changed?

Posted by Mary Jo Carreon
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Sep 24, 2020 at 12:51 pm

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Actually, there is a plan in place. First grades K-2 and Special Day classes will return in a hybrid model. Half of the students would attend in the morning and the other half would attend in the afternoon. This would be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There is a plan in place for cleaning in between classes. You should be able to view the plan on the district website.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 25, 2020 at 10:13 am

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It is my understanding that Donlon is not likely to add a school. While we can debate whether that is a good idea, the more important question is whether they will not bond (or return) the $35MM, as was promised, saving tax payers this expense.

Posted by Bill Brasky
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 26, 2020 at 10:42 am

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Thank you for posting these debates.

Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 26, 2020 at 5:04 pm

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Agree Bill...

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