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Pleasanton Teachers Receive 2.7% Pay Raise

After a year of complaining about voluntarily taking a pay cut, the teachers union has succeeded in negotiating an across...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 5, 2011 at 11:55 am | 115 comments | 9047 Views

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School board slashes $9 million from budget

Despite pleas to save positions and programs, the school board officially identified millions of dollars in cuts to balance...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 114 comments | 5031 Views

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Pleasanton school district considering ‘safe haven’ status

The Pleasanton school board is set to debate a resolution Tuesday that would declare the district a “safe haven” for...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by sanity, on Mar 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 111 comments | 10984 Views

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Pleasanton school board votes to continue modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Pleas Parent, on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:53 am | 110 comments | 12408 Views

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How/When to vote for/against measure E in Pleasanton

According to the measure E site, the vote by mail will take place on april 4: "How to Vote Measure E will be decided...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by YES ON MEASURE E, on Mar 14, 2011 at 11:07 am | 109 comments | 5910 Views

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S&P downgrades school district's credit rating

Standard and Poor's Rating Services recently announced a drop in the financial ratings of the Pleasanton Unified School District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Atrontanodo, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:13 am | 108 comments | 4973 Views

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How to attract and retain teachers - the Idaho way

Idaho is implementing reforms to phase out teacher tenure and provide merit pay. http://www.idahostatesman.com/legislature/ "Through...

Original post made by Nomad on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 107 comments | 5943 Views

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27 positions on possible chopping block in Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board voted last night to send notices of possible layoff for 27 full-time positions, fewer than expected...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | 107 comments | 6703 Views

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Pleasanton schools join in statewide Day of Action

In the 30 minutes before school started Thursday, teachers, classified staff, administrators and parents joined the statewide...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Einstein, on Mar 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm | 106 comments | 6468 Views

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School board member's wife on union team

At first glance, it might seem like a conflict of interest that Pleasanton school board member Jeff Bowser and his wife are...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by woody, on Feb 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 105 comments | 8716 Views

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East Bay Pleasanton Mom keeps kids home for presidents speech:

San Jose Mecury news: In the East Bay, a few parents kept their children home from school. Bridget Melson said she...

Original post made by WoW on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Amy, on Sep 11, 2009 at 10:14 am | 104 comments | 5108 Views

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PUSD board accepts teachers' union contract

While the school board approved a contract with the teachers' union Tuesday night, one that would save the district nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm | 103 comments | 7447 Views

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Editorial: From troubled to trainwreck for Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board had an opportunity to build back the trust of the public and prove to voters they made a good...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm | 102 comments | 19402 Views

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Pleasanton school board rescinds modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to revert back to the traditional calendar starting the 2015-16...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by PUSDParent, on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 102 comments | 17758 Views

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Residents voice concerns to school board about proposed math program changes

A group of parents and students packed Tuesday’s school board meeting to express concerns about potential changes to the...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2018
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm | 100 comments | 16265 Views

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School board to discuss parcel tax, budget crisis tonight

Tonight the school board will discuss the budget crisis and take action on whether to employ a survey firm to conduct a parcel...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on May 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm | 100 comments | 5736 Views

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A taxing situation

The time for the school district to deal with the budget crisis has come. The state budget was finalized Thursday morning,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Jun 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 99 comments | 5915 Views

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OPINION: 'Vote No on Measure G'

Proponents of Measure G cite Class Size Reduction (CSR) as the most significant argument for implementation of a parcel tax....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Chatty Chad, on Jun 3, 2009 at 1:05 am | 99 comments | 5684 Views

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Emotions run high with school cuts on the line

With the elimination of class-size reductions on their worry lists, parents, educators and others packed a school district...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Need Credibility, on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 99 comments | 7807 Views

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Community Forum on Budget

I was so surprised at how many attended the meeting. I counted about 180. Luz gave a very easy to understand presentation...

Original post made by Beth on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by letsgo, on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 98 comments | 6126 Views
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