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No distinguished elementary schools in Pleasanton

Original post made by AD, Ironwood, on Jan 10, 2023

Wonder what happened to PUSD elementary schools. Although I don't expect every school to show up -- it would be good to know why so that we can figure out if we need to change anything.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 10, 2023 at 11:19 pm

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Well when you forgive grades, cancel gate programs, and focus on becoming global citizens instead of strong students you’re going to fall off the radar…..oh and administrators raises before working teachers

It’s not our students, it’s not our teachers, it’s our board and district leadership.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 11, 2023 at 12:30 pm

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But we will ADD TK classrooms at the most crowded elementary schools. That will certainly help improve teaching and learning.


Posted by Frustrated Voter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 14, 2023 at 1:29 pm

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It takes an enormous amount of time to complete the Distinguish Schools application, and the process involves not just site administrators but teachers and staff over a long period of time. While it would be nice to see some PUSD schools on this list, I for one would rather have these people involved with students and staff, building relationships that will last longer than the Distinguished Schools designation.


Posted by Former PUSD Family
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 15, 2023 at 12:02 pm

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Unfortunately this article is not a surprise to me. Over the last few years many PUSD teachers and administrators have left for other districts…. most notably San Ramon….. which has 9 schools on the list by the way. PUSD (from top to bottom) is not the district it once was. There are still some great people in the district (both staff and administrators) but the district is not as solid as it once was.


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