A statement from PUSD Superintendent Bill Roderick

Plumas Unified School District is currently navigating an ongoing personnel investigation. Although we cannot comment on the specifics of this investigation, we want to assure you that we are taking this seriously and will provide updates when we are able.

We can say that our hiring practices are built to ensure we employ the most qualified staff while also aligning with our ethical and moral values. As with every hire, we make job-specific background and reference checks to make sure we are putting the best candidate in a position. This same process was used to hire Jason Hawkins as an English teacher in August 2018.

We don’t take for granted the trust you put in us to provide a safe learning environment for your students. Plumas Unified School District is committed to an ongoing review of our hiring practices to maintain the community’s trust as we place employees onto campuses and into programs and departments countywide. We acknowledge that this investigation may extend into a broader review of how we make hiring and promotion decisions and our background check process for all personnel matters.

Currently, we are establishing a system of support for Quincy JrSr High School to maintain continuity and minimal disruption for all student and athletic activities so that they may continue as scheduled. Thank you for your patience and trust as we navigate this together as a community.



William Roderick Superintendent of Schools


Editor’s note: For context you can read the following article posted on Plumas News yesterday:

PUSD Superintendent issues statement on QHS administrator named in CSU investigation