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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

School board tables faculty layoffs

 

Teachers take no confidence vote on superintendentSchoolClz

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/9/2012


As their meeting stretched toward 10:30 p.m., members of the  Plumas Unified School District governing board voted unanimously to table teacher layoffs until a special meeting Feb. 22.

Bret Cook made the motion. "Given the comments we've heard tonight," he said, "I think it would give the public more confidence" if the vote were postponed.

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School closures: Charter looks more promising

SchoolClzAlicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/8/2012

Will Plumas Unified School District trustees allow charter schools on their campuses, if it means a high-quality education with more options for students?

Indian Valley School Closure and Consolidation Committee members have been exploring different school models, and the most attractive seems to be combining the traditional, charter and academy programs.

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Supervisor Meacher announces Assembly run

Feather Publishing
2/8/2012

Longtime Plumas County supervisor Robert Meacher officially announced his candidacy for the 1st Assembly District of the California State Assembly Feb. 1. “We have been looking at this for several months,”  Meacher said, “and now is the time to make this race official.”

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Candidates line up for recall election

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/8/2012

 

Portola City Clerk Leslie Tigan certified nominations Jan. 31 for candidates seeking to fill Dan Wilson’s seat, should he be recalled, on the City Council.

A special municipal recall election has been set for April 10. Citizens will have a chance to retain or recall Wilson, as well as choose a replacement if the recall is successful. The election will be handled by mail.

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7-11 committee takes comment from public, teachers at latest meeting

SchoolClzJason Theobald
Staff Writer
2/8/2012

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the District Advisory Committee for Chester area schools, also called the “7-11” committee, met for the second of its six weekly meetings. On the agenda for the meeting were three orders of business directly linked with the committee’s charge to provide the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) board of trustees with a recommendation regarding proposed school closures and consolidations.

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EQSD engineer recommends districts collaborate for new treatment plant

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
2/8/2012

Quincy’s two service districts aren’t likely to consolidate in the near future. But an engineer’s report recommended they join forces to tackle the valley’s wastewater treatment problem.

East Quincy Services District engineer Dan Bastian recommended the districts collaborate in an effort to build a new treatment plant.

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