The building frame of the new Plumas Charter School site in East Quincy is ready for the footings. Photo by Rachel Goings

Construction underway at site of new Plumas Charter School building

By Rachel Goings

Special to Feather River Publishing/Plumas News

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If you’ve driven by the Plumas Charter School construction site in East Quincy lately, you have noticed an increase in activity. “Exciting progress has been made,” said PCS Executive Director Taletha Washburn. She met with Construction Superintendent Scott McCollum, Project Manager Nick Trover, and Assistant Project Manager Derec Flowers earlier this week to do a walk through of the site.


The building footprint is currently outlined with wood framing anticipating pouring the concrete footings, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The underground plumbing is laid, as is much of the underground electrical. The schedule for the next month includes completing all of the concrete-work footings, building pad, sidewalks and the onsite parking lot. After all of the concrete work is completed, the site will shut down for the winter.

At this time, the delivery of the metal building materials is scheduled to arrive no later than April, but hopefully earlier. Once completed, the new facility will serve Quincy kindergarten through twelfth-grade students, staff and administration. PCS is hopeful to start the 2022-2023 school year in the building.

Plumas Charter School operates learning centers in Quincy, Taylorsville, and Chester. Learn more at

Rachel Goings is the public relations specialist for Plumas Charter School

From left: Construction Superintendent Scott McCollum, PCS Executive Director Taletha Wasburn, Project Manager Nick Trover, and Assistant Project Manager Derec Flowers stand at the site of the new Plumas Charter School building under construction in East Quincy. Photo by Rachel Goings
A retaining wall at the back of the property. Photo by Rachel Goings