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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Board hears words of support for QHS principal

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QHS Principal Sue Segura and her attorney, Jeff Cunan, sit amidst a sea of  supporters at the special board meeting called by Plumas Unified School District March 21 at Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School.
Laura Beaton

  After hearing two hours of public comments from 33 speakers, the school board took no action regarding Quincy High School Principal Sue Segura.

  More than 300 people attended a Thursday night special school board meeting at Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School. The board called the meeting in response to public outcry over its decision to not renew Segura’s contract for next year.

  Thirty people — including many students — spoke respectfully and passionately in support of Dr. Segura and asked the board to reconsider its decision.

  Segura’s supporters said they wanted the board to reinstate their beloved principal. They said she has turned the school around, inspired students and teachers to strive for and achieve more and put student success above all else.

  Three people spoke in support of the board’s action. They said the public didn’t know the whole story, because of confidentiality issues. They contended that Segura had stepped over the line, misused her authority and ignored school policy and procedure, endangering students and staff.

  After listening to the public input, the board retired into closed session. Because it was only a discussion item, there was no action taken.

  Feather Publishing will update this story if more information becomes available.

  A complete story will be featured in the March 27 edition.

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