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PUSD board wants to proceed with reviewing plans to move district operations off Bernal site

Original post made on May 6, 2022

The discussion about setting up the Pleasanton Unified School District property on the edge of downtown for future redevelopment could be moving to the next stage soon. The Board of Trustees expressed interest in a conceptual plan...

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Posted by Pleasant Pleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on May 6, 2022 at 12:47 pm

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This type of housing project proposal on the school district property will be a nightmare to those who live in the downtown area. It will add to the horrible traffic burden which already exists on 1st street and surrounding residential streets (including cut through speeding traffic), and also have the potential of overflow parking in the neighborhoods adjacent to this project.

The downtown infrastructure can’t support this type of project. What happened to the idea of adding housing near Bart which is not only close to transit but freeway access?

Posted by My opinion
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 12, 2022 at 6:17 pm

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If they are selling the land that Village HS is on will they be closing the school permanently? That alone could get my vote for this project. Those kids do so much damage to homes and yards in the area it would be a blessing to have the school closed.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 13, 2022 at 6:19 am

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No, My opinion, Village would also move to the business park.

Posted by SHale99
a resident of Village High School
on May 14, 2022 at 10:18 am

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my opinion a portion of the DO land will be sold and those proceeds will rebuilt a new Village HS on the remaining property. Only option that doesn't require voter approval.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 14, 2022 at 11:24 am

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Sorry about the error. This makes less sense.

Posted by SHale99
a resident of Village High School
20 hours ago

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having a HS in a business park (office building) makes no sense as well. DOA

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
20 hours ago

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I’m not certain it makes no sense, but selling only part of the DO and then moving students to portables or some other configuration doesn’t make sense either. What kind of housing could be built next to this school?

Village was/is a caring environment with great teachers. The students deserve something better, something to be proud of, no matter how they ended up there. Being in better surroundings in the business park is better than portables. We shouldn’t have any students in portables.

Posted by Get the Facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
9 hours ago

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To My Opinion:

Really? You maybe should get to know what really happens at Village. These are kids who need extra help, and get it from a very caring staff. Many that graduate from Village would not be able to graduate from Amador or Foothill, yet they walk away with a diploma. "It would be a blessing if the school closed"? Shame on you. Move to another area if you think these kids are so destructive. And since it appears that you have no idea if these are Village students causing "so much damage", maybe call the cops when damage is happening?

I am a teacher at another school and over the years numerous students of mine have later ended up at Village getting the help they need. This school is an absolute asset to this district and city. I am disappointed in your narrow viewpoint and assumption of vandalism.

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