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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Board postpones decision - Teachers vote no confidence

Delaine FragnoliSchoolClz
Managing Editor
2/15/2012

 

As their Feb. 8 meeting stretched toward 10:30 p.m., members of the Plumas Unified School District governing board voted unanimously to postpone a decision on 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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Good faith and a few good punches: Indian Valley fights back

Alicia KnadlerSchoolClz
Indian Valley Editor
2/15/2012

 

Good faith and a few good punches, that’s what Indian Valley School Closure and Consolidation Committee members hit Plumas Unified School District directors and administration with last week.

Chairwoman Centella Tucker compiled a list of questions and an interim report to the district, a prelude to what they will present next month, when trustees and administrators converge in Greenville for their regular meeting.

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Flying into history; Forest Service brings ‘Tuskegee Airmen’ to Quincy

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/14/2012

In a case of who you know, not what, five of seven surviving pilots from the Tuskegee Airmen are coming to Quincy Feb. 29.

The U.S. Forest Service is sponsoring the visit for Black History Month: Black Women in American History and Culture.

Forest Civil Rights Officer Sonya Jones’ friendship with Edith Roberts, widow of George “Spank” Roberts, brought about the unique opportunity.

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So many questions, so few answers at Portola 7-11 meeting

Theresa HumphreySchoolClz
Staff Writer
2/15/2012

 

After an exhausting three hours of information sharing and input from the 7-11 committee and the community, it seemed there were many options that had not yet been explored. And with a deadline of March being imposed by Plumas Unified School District (PUSD), there were more questions and ideas that needed to be expressed and answered.

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The 7-11 meeting that almost didn’t happen

Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
2/15/2012

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the District Advisory Committee for Chester area schools, also called the “7-11” committee, met for the third of its six weekly meetings. This meeting, however, almost didn’t happen.

According the Traci Holt, chairwoman for the Chester Area 7-11 Committee, the problem stemmed from the requirement in the Brown Act that notification of public meetings be posted 72 hours prior to the actual meeting in a freely accessible place, and on the school district’s website. As the committee is part of Plumas Unified School District, in order for the meeting to have met this requirement, the district would have needed to post the agenda on its website the day it received it, Friday, Feb. 3, because the district is not staffed on the weekends.

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