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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Teachers View of Salary Concessions: Just Say No

This email was sent to me as a cut/paste from a friend. I believe it is important that all sides get their points of view...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by kfs, on Jul 4, 2010 at 11:47 am | 154 comments | 7919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Layoff notices headed to PUSD employees

The Pleasanton school board voted last night to send layoff noticesto more than 62 employees, although board members hold...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Really?, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 154 comments | 12246 Views

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Residents share concern over parcel tax

As the state continues to negotiate its budget, the Pleasanton Unified School District school board is listening to residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:20 am | 149 comments | 6701 Views

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Scool Budget Crisis: Have we really thought outside the box?

A couple of months ago I resigned from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) due to a growing frustration that this was an...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:30 am | 148 comments | 5969 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Bringing Pink Slip Issues Into the Classroom

Just out of curiosity, would you find it inappropriate if your child's teacher constantly talked about losing their job to...

Original post made by Concerned About Teacher Behavior on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm | 148 comments | 7729 Views

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Quality of education could be at stake with Pleasanton school district cuts

Community members gathered again Tuesday night to ask questions, express concerns and offer possible solutions regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by INsider, on Jan 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 6591 Views

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A tough act to follow

In their search for a successor to school Superintendent John Casey, who will retire next June, members of the Pleasanton...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Puhleese, on Nov 15, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 146 comments | 6619 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In defense of Step and Column

Now that the PUSD School Board has taken the important step of placing a local school funding measure before the voters of...

Original post made by Trevor Knaggs on Feb. 21, 2011
Last comment by concerned parent, on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:45 am | 145 comments | 11419 Views

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More cuts loom for PUSD

A snafu with a posted date kept the Pleasanton school board from "sunshining" negotiations with its teacher's union, but...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by concerned parent, on Feb 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm | 145 comments | 8165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COMMENTARY: Save Pleasanton Schools

The newly-formed Save Pleasanton Schools citizens' coalition kicked off its campaign last Sunday to gain voter support for...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by TonyWhitworth, on Mar 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 143 comments | 8453 Views

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Parcel Tax 2 - Fact or Fiction?

Recent writers to the Town Square have repeatedly stated that there is no parcel tax. True. As long as the PUSD Board of...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by MK, on Dec 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 137 comments | 4059 Views

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Pleasanton school board to launch search for new superintendent in October

The Pleasanton school board, already beleaguered by multi-million-dollar cutbacks in state aid for the current school year,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm | 128 comments | 8790 Views

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Measure E signs dotting Pleasanton's landscape

Signs calling on voters to vote Yes or No on Measure E are dotting the Pleasanton landscape, mostly on front yards of homes...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by pRes, on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:38 am | 124 comments | 7148 Views

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Pleasanton USD will take learning online when school starts next month

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted during its Tuesday night meeting that all students...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Remote learning , on Jul 25, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 124 comments | 12046 Views

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Schools facing at least $6.9M in cuts

PUSD's latest budget forecast may not have hit rock bottom Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6574...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:23 am | 121 comments | 7151 Views

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Board finds funds to save some positions, increase class sizes to 25

Despite the defeat of a parcel tax, the Pleasanton Unified School District is finding a way to keep reading specialists,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by LK, on Jun 8, 2009 at 6:17 am | 121 comments | 6164 Views

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Is this even legal?

I am wondering if the following "informational" (read brainwashing) session is allowed on public school grounds during instruction...

Original post made by alee on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 118 comments | 5645 Views

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PUSD board backs parcel tax legislation

In the wake of last week's defeat of the parcel tax, Measure E, the Pleasanton school board is endorsing legislation that...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by chuckles, on May 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm | 118 comments | 9065 Views

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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 | 5484 Views

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San Ramon Unified cuts 136 positions, increases class sizes

Speakers sympathized with board members of the San Ramon Unified School District last night even as they voted to raise class...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by listen, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:33 am | 117 comments | 6102 Views
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