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County Board of Education elects new president, vice president

The Alameda County Board of Education has selected a new president and vice president for the 2017-18 school year, including...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2017
Last comment by Spudly, on Jul 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 5 comments | 1948 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: Summer is critical time for high school athletes

Summer. The best time of the year for the high school student -- well, all students. Gone at least for a while are the pressures...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Jason Maratsos, on Jul 14, 2017 at 6:05 am | 4 comments | 1181 Views

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School board waits on first sale of Measure I1 facilities bonds

The school board Tuesday night reviewed financing documents for the $70 million initial Measure I1 bond series but held off...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1769 Views

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School board to consider approving budget, LCAP at meeting Tuesday

Consideration of the proposed PUSD budget and LCAP, a discussion on the first issuance of Measure I1 bonds and possible compensation...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 5 comments | 1694 Views

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School board appoints David Haglund as next PUSD superintendent

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night unanimously approved a three-year employment contract between PUSD and Santa Ana...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:26 pm | 6 comments | 2369 Views

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School board to consider hiring new superintendent Tuesday

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night will consider approving the employment contract between PUSD and Santa Ana schools...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by JackJackJack, on Jun 14, 2017 at 9:25 am | 38 comments | 3154 Views

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Longtime Amador teacher Eric Thiel dies

Eric Thiel, a science teacher at Amador Valley High School who had been with the Pleasanton school district since 1985, died...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jim brandes, on Jun 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm | 9 comments | 15686 Views

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Harvest Park wins cricket tournament

A team from Pleasanton's Harvest Park won the middle school division in the inter-school youth cricket tournament hosted...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Red Claret, on Jun 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 1222 Views

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I went to Harvest Park a long time ago but it still has one great teacher I know is still there

Mr. Bowen was a science teacher when my 'I don't need school since I'm going to be a professional baseball player' attitude...

Original post made by Harvest Park Alum on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Laura O, on Jun 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm | 6 comments | 2047 Views

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School board to discuss superintendent finalist's contract Wednesday

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special closed-session meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the proposed contract...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by Puzzled, on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:39 pm | 3 comments | 1130 Views

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Editorial: PUSD should reveal superintendent finalist before appointment

The school board was expected to select its top choice for the new superintendent this week -- PUSD's fifth leader since...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by Resident Reader, on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:42 pm | 45 comments | 2973 Views

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PUSD representatives visiting superintendent finalist's district

Pleasanton school board members, district administrators and union representatives were set to meet in closed session Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by Map, on Jun 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm | 11 comments | 2321 Views

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Congratulations class of 2017

Commence the celebration! Hundreds of seniors graduate from the Pleasanton Unified School District's three high schools this...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2017
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jun 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 3039 Views

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School board appoints next principals for Foothill, Valley View

The Pleasanton school board announced two principal appointments at the start of their meeting Tuesday night. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by K. Harvey, on May 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 11 comments | 4162 Views

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PUSD to explore building new elementary school on Neal property

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night took a step forward in planning for a new elementary school in the district, directing...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 29, 2017 at 10:26 am | 10 comments | 2102 Views

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Harvest Park student represents California, team places first in championship

A seventh grader at Harvest Park Middle School was a part of the California team that placed first at the MATHCOUNTS National...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Lola, on May 25, 2017 at 8:04 pm | 5 comments | 3923 Views

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School board set to interview finalists for superintendent

The Pleasanton school board will interview three finalists for the PUSD superintendent vacancy next week, with special closed-session...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Yahoo, on May 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm | 9 comments | 2248 Views

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Teacher Performance Feedback

Is there a website or mechanism to provide feedback on PUSD teacher performance? I've tried to write directly to the Principal...

Original post made by Curious on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by res2, on May 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm | 4 comments | 1147 Views

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SAT Exams no longer to be held at Amador Valley High School?

Just heard that Pleasanton Unified will no longer be hosting the SAT's at Amador Valley High School. Is this true? This was...

Original post made by Jenna on May. 15, 2017
Last comment by Amador Valley Parent, on May 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 1 comment | 419 Views

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School board to receive Measure I1 update Tuesday

The Pleasanton school board will receive an update on the Measure I1 bond program as part of its regular meeting agenda Tuesday...

Original post made on May. 7, 2017
Last comment by Lydiksen teacher, on May 13, 2017 at 10:19 pm | 16 comments | 2246 Views
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