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Pleasanton school test scores fall slightly

Pleasanton Unified School District is one of many in California that showed declines in STAR test results, although locally,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Physics, on Aug 18, 2013 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 7277 Views

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New apartment complex, homes approved next to Bernal Community Park

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved construction of a high density, multi-story apartment complex along with...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by caywen, on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm | 20 comments | 11731 Views

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Pleasanton school board to hear demographer's call for 2 new elementary schools at tonight's meeting

A new elementary school will be needed in the Pleasanton school district in the next 10 years, according to a demographer's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Bryan Moran, on Sep 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm | 16 comments | 10397 Views

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Pleasanton school board weighs new elementary school options

The Pleasanton school board decided not to decide whether to build new schools for an expected influx of new students in...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by The time is now, on Sep 20, 2013 at 4:00 am | 7 comments | 9712 Views

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New Foothill principal says he's here to stay

The new principal at Foothill High, Jason Krolikowski, describes himself as a "veteran new guy," with three years each at...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Teacher, on May 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 7 comments | 5715 Views

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Money less of a worry, but PUSD still has challenges

While Pleasanton School District officials are optimistic they've turned the corner on their biggest worry, school funding,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by markrobinson, on May 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 19 comments | 7553 Views

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Police have identities of four involved in Middleton Place attack

Pleasanton Police detectives have the identities of three teens who were there when a local man was attacked over the weekend...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by ravetildon, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:23 am | 17 comments | 4115 Views

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Some teens go above and beyond

Among all the college bound, scholarly students, athletes, artists, school officers, volunteers, dancers and musicians in...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 8 comments | 4505 Views

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Pleasanton school board to consider longer school year at its meeting tonight

The Pleasanton school board tonight will consider extending the school year, possibly beginning classes in mid-August or...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 24 comments | 7167 Views

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New state funding formula means more money for Pleasanton school district

Pleasanton schools can anticipate some extra cash through a new state funding plan that restructures how districts are funded. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Jull, on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 4 comments | 5634 Views

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'Aladdin Junior,' a performing arts show for children, on stage at Livermore High today, Sunday

"Aladdin Junior," a stage production produced by SmARTSunlimited, will be presented at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by C.C. Kat, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 2318 Views

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School board meets tonight on class size cuts

The Pleasanton School Board at its meeting tonight will consider three alternatives to reducing class sizes for early elementary...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by hmmm, on Nov 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 36 comments | 22506 Views

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Giving the gift of mobility

Dozens of Pleasanton elementary and middle school kids have a new perspective on what it means to be wheelchair bound. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Molly L, on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 8712 Views

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Interim principal named at Walnut Grove

An interim principal has stepped in at Walnut Grove Elementary School, although district officials aren't saying why. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by can't be about test scores, on Nov 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 3011 Views

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Parents push for principal's return

An email from School Board President Jeff Bowser did little to dissuade a group of advocates from attending Tuesday night's...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Joanna, on Nov 14, 2013 at 8:49 am | 4 comments | 6474 Views

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Bowser to announce bid for county office

Pleasanton School Board President Jeff Bowser will announce his candidacy for the office of Alameda County Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Bowser is Bad, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 16034 Views

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Library celebrates 25 years tonight

The Pleasanton Friends of the Library play host to the 25th anniversary celebration of the present library building tonight...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Justin, on Nov 18, 2013 at 8:11 am | 3 comments | 4669 Views

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School board awaits data on principal's ouster

More than five weeks ago, Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh was placed on paid administrative leave, but an anonymous source...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by reality, on Dec 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 13 comments | 6144 Views

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Board to discuss 'public employee' tonight

The Pleasanton school board may once again go into closed session at its 7 p.m. meeting tonight to take up the issue surrounding...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by DefinitelyMan, on Dec 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 40 comments | 6372 Views

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School board postpones discussion on principal

Three people spoke in support of ousted Principal Jon Vranesh before the Pleasanton school board Tuesday night, although...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Will, on Dec 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm | 45 comments | 8763 Views
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