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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers must play role in budget fix

Viewpoint From The Sacramento Bee (well written): How do you know when you're in a family? When you're asked to clean...

Original post made by reader on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Insider, on Feb 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 98 comments | 4830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Another PUSD Budget Proposal for Debate

Here's a new take on how to close the $8 million gap for 10/11, and help keep the budget in balance for 11/12. I'm just brainstorming...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:54 am | 93 comments | 3966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our school leaders truly selecting the best and brightest to teach our children?

My husband and I relocated to Pleasanton because of the quality of our schools. Top schools should recruit top talent, don't...

Original post made by Concerned on Jul. 7, 2008
Last comment by PoP, on Aug 28, 2008 at 1:24 pm | 93 comments | 8020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jon Vranesh back again at last night's school board meeting

Former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh addressed the Pleasanton school board during the community comment session...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by watchdogs, on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm | 93 comments | 14808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Vote Yes on Measure M, for students and schools

The $323 million bond measure for PUSD, on the March primary election ballot as local Measure M, is vital for the short-...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:51 am | 92 comments | 10462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G Consulting Firm-Who Paid For It?

In an editorial in The Pleasanton Weekly (June 5, 2009) Jeb Bing writes, "...a mostly quiet opposition defeated a well-financed...

Original post made by Wendy on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Pepe La Pew, on Jun 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 91 comments | 4070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Parcel Tax Survey report available

The 11/9 PUSD Board of Trustees meeting agenda includes a report and discussion of the recently completed parcel tax survey....

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Nov. 6, 2010
Last comment by observation, on Nov 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm | 90 comments | 4355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E opponents: district has lost peoples' trust

Opponents of the parcel tax, Measure E, were out in force again at the Pleasanton school board meeting Tuesday night, questioning,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by The Big S, on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm | 89 comments | 5693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G debate heats up

Until voters decide the fate of Measure G, a $233 per year parcel tax that would bring in just over $4.5 million to fund...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Guillermo Martin, on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:17 am | 89 comments | 3399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E. Why so much negativity toward teachers?

We recently relocated to Pleasanton because we were impressed with the quality of the schools (on paper). My kids are in...

Original post made by New to town on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm | 89 comments | 4282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is PUSD broke...? Part 2

Following up on an April 8 post http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=1648 on the PUSD reserve fund getting...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:25 am | 88 comments | 5509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents doing Teachers job?

Is it just me or are more and more teachers trying to get parents to do their jobs? I have been a parent in this District...

Original post made by Brenda on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Barbara, on Sep 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm | 87 comments | 5942 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher salary freezes

I am looking for more information because the information I've been receiving has been conflicting. I've been told by parcel...

Original post made by Fairlands Resident on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by i am with get the facts, on May 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 87 comments | 4155 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The school district has lost the plot

The school district informed parents this week that they plan to shorten the school day by almost an hour in 1-3rd grade....

Original post made by Disappointed on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Tami, on Jun 15, 2012 at 7:38 am | 85 comments | 7099 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Know the facts, no matter how you vote on Measure E

People think that by putting more money into schools/education, we will get better students, better results. Please spend...

Original post made by Steven on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Repleasnacrat, on Apr 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 85 comments | 5111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Budget Gap is now $8M and a Proposal for debate

PUSD has distributed an updated budget gap analysis showing a need to reduce expenditures by $8M. PUSD's proposed reductions...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:14 am | 84 comments | 4836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E parcel tax ballots being mailed to voters today

Ballots for the Pleasanton school district's proposed Measure E parcel tax are being sent to registered voters today. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm | 84 comments | 5276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Employee who will vote NO on Measure G

I too will be voting no on Measure G for a variety of reasons. The Union of school employees is actually failing our teachers,...

Original post made by Concerned on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by Me, on May 28, 2009 at 11:53 am | 84 comments | 4146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Slashes Instructional Time for Students in Secret

PUSD sent home a muddled barely readable letter that is difficult to interpret, but some say that they are cutting instructional...

Original post made by What? on Jun. 9, 2012
Last comment by jake, on Jun 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 83 comments | 5753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School cuts have human faces

Sixteen teachers and 45 classified employees will either be losing their jobs or have their hours cut again under the proposed...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Jun 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm | 83 comments | 6921 Views
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