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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board moves Tuesday's parcel tax debate to Amador Valley High

The Pleasanton school district announced late today that the school board's meeting next Tuesday on deciding if it will ask...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 24, 2009 at 9:59 am | 60 comments | 7144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A taxing situation

The time for the school district to deal with the budget crisis has come. On Tuesday night, the board will identify reductions...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Mom also, on Feb 24, 2009 at 9:47 am | 9 comments | 3670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pot at PMS

Has anyone heard that there were 7th graders caught doing pot and selling it at PMS this week? Apparently they are saying...

Original post made by Concerned Mom on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by What the Heck, on Feb 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 21 comments | 4072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Statewide Impacts of Budget Cuts to K-12 Schools

This is based on the Governor's proposal to cut $9.7 billion from the revenue limits of K-12 school districts, using figures...

Original post made by Karen on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Mad Mother, on Feb 23, 2009 at 8:57 am | 29 comments | 4194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Axis welcomes spacious, new behavioral health facility

Health specialists yesterday celebrated the long-awaited grand opening of cushy, new offices and meeting rooms for Axis Community...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Marylou Santos, on Feb 20, 2009 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 7966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to identify $8.7M in school cuts tonight

While debate continues over a possible parcel tax, the school board must identify $8.7 million in reductions to maintain...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Mother, on Feb 20, 2009 at 7:17 am | 17 comments | 4865 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador's civics team places first in statewide championship on Constitution, Bill of Rights

Amador Valley High School's competition civics team won the California state championship Friday at the statewide "We the...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Dennis Jones, on Feb 17, 2009 at 10:45 am | 14 comments | 6894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador moves on to D.C. in 'We the People' civics competition

Amador Valley High School's competition civics team will be competing at the nationwide level of the "We the People" competition...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 4406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory Community Service

Pleasanton High Schools have a mandatory community service program which the high school children must complete. I think...

Original post made by Kathy L on Oct. 26, 2008
Last comment by Leslie, on Feb 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm | 4 comments | 3368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What cuts for top administrators of PUSD

Simple question: What cuts are the top administrators of PUSD taking for themselves? Are they being an example by cutting...

Original post made by Todd on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ceaser, on Feb 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm | 53 comments | 4632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting a head start on spring cleaning

Fifth graders from Ms. Ferreira's Walnut Grove Elementary School class recently took part in a service learning assignment....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Just a thought..., on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm | 3 comments | 4582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why blame the Teachers?

From what I understand, half the population of Pleasanton moved here in the last five years. I'll bet our wonderful school...

Original post made by School District Supporter on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 117 comments | 5952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

BUSC and Rage Placement of local children in Div 1

Below is the criteria used for selecting boys for division 1. I think this is similar to Rage (correct me if wrong) From...

Original post made by SoccerParent on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by It's a joke, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We the People - State Finals

Sacramento 1st Place - Amador Valley High School 2nd place - Foothill High School followed by the rest of the state. ...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Liz, on Feb 9, 2009 at 8:57 am | 4 comments | 3877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Use Cell Phones In Class

Few could argue with the ban on student cell phone use in the class. However, the use of cell phones by teachers is quite...

Original post made by Crumudgeon on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by concerned, on Feb 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 3459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shrinking Enrollment at Amador?

Checking my child's "Zangle" GPA, I noticed in the last column that the class of 2011 started with 711 kids, dropped to 609,...

Original post made by John Adams on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Clued In, on Feb 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 7 comments | 4343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrators' group calls state funding reductions too deep

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) said yesterday that funding cuts to California schools that are...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Teacher & Parent, on Feb 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 39 comments | 5757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley and Foothill High School - We the People

The California state semi-finals for the We the People constitutional debate was held Thursday in Sacramento. Only four...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Scott Walsh, on Feb 6, 2009 at 8:48 am | 3 comments | 3705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stock Market Swoon Hammers Cal PERS.

If the stock market does not recover, the California Pension Retirement System will demand more money from cities and counties. Please...

Original post made by Citizen Kane on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by The Jackal, on Feb 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm | 5 comments | 3815 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Underage Drinking Halloween Parties this weekend

Halloween Parties by teens this weekend in Pleasanton is a hot topic on the MySpace pages and FaceBook pages today. Chatter...

Original post made by raven on Oct. 30, 2008
Last comment by Katie, on Feb 5, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 32 comments | 7571 Views
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