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With stalemate, PUSD board returning for special meeting on school reopenings next week

Original post made on Feb 12, 2021

After reaching a stalemate Thursday on reopening Pleasanton Unified School District for in-person learning, the Board of Trustees is scheduled to revisit the matter at a special online meeting next week.

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Comments (10)

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 12, 2021 at 7:07 pm

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Catholic schools are open, private schools are open (Newsom's kids) with no problems. If it's the teacher's unions then get rid of the unions and HIRE NEW TEACHERS. When I grew up during the Polio Pandemic, which attacked children, they didn't close the schools. What is wrong with you people?


Posted by Bill Brasky
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 12, 2021 at 7:33 pm

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The CDC, science/medical journals have explained that elementary schools can open but yet our district continues finding ways why they can't make this happen.

They already have had small cohorts on campuses since November(?) proving that this can be done.

In addition, the governor has green-lighted elementary students in the purple tier that they can start if meeting certain criteria. (PUSD meets criteria)

Let's get these elementary students back into the classroom or outside on campus (we live in Cali for crying out loud) and make some progress to finally giving all PUSD students the opportunity to get the education they deserve. Enough of the zombie zoom calls staring at screens.

Quit punting this until the end of the school year. Give parents the option to get their kids back into the classroom. Not everyone will want to go back but some desperately need this to happen.





Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 14, 2021 at 10:22 am

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Email Karla brown and ask her to push for a lawsuit against the school district.

It’s going to take legal action to get what we need


Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 14, 2021 at 1:31 pm

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Listen to Ron DeSantis...doing it right. Too bad he isn't our governor!


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Feb 14, 2021 at 10:46 pm

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We need a balanced approach to reopening our schools in Pleasanton. Schools in Palo Alto and Marin County have been open since last fall with no outbreaks or virus transmission. The CDC director stated the other week that schools can reopen safely and that teacher vaccination is not a prerequisite for reopening.

That said, there is no activity that is entirely risk-free. Letting our children walk or bicycle to school in traffic is not without risk. Teenagers driving to school is not risk-free either. Though, just like everything in life, we need to manage risk and emphasize safe behavior based on facts and evidence - and this applies to COVID-19 as well.


Posted by Naveed Khan
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Feb 15, 2021 at 11:56 am

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PUSD board should be recalled. They are incompetent people. They should have been working on a plan for Safe Opening of the Schools. Instead they are bickering about mundane issues. Where is the Plan? Why the Teachers obstructing safe opening of the schools?


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 15, 2021 at 1:10 pm

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Naveed, the board isn’t incompetent, they have just never understood that they are the ones in control. Staff is running around and trying to not open. Those parents who want their children back in school need to “show up” in large numbers and demand schools be opened. Otherwise, the debates will continue.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 15, 2021 at 8:51 pm

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They are incompetent if they don’t understand the position they hold


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 15, 2021 at 9:55 pm

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I’m trying to be kind. You pointed out they are low paid volunteers I believe. But, you are probably right.


Posted by very trying times
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 16, 2021 at 10:18 am

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San Ramon is open!!


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