It’s a busy and rather big year for the Plumas Charter School (PCS) and its Quincy Learning Center.
The school’s charter was renewed by the Plumas Unified School District this spring and PCS will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in August.
With classes over and graduation done, summer now has the team chin-high in moving boxes as they settle into three new, temporary locations in downtown Quincy.
Charter petition succeeds
Before the moving vans arrived, PCS Executive Director Taletha Washburn had a moment to comment about the charter’s successful renewal application.
“The renewal process this time around was fairly extensive and required a lot of clarity and transparency from both PCS and Plumas Unified School District,” Washburn said. “Together, we now have a more comprehensive understanding of our relationship and the collective responsibility.”
With that big project done, PCS set about gearing up for the move out of Pioneer Elementary School, which will now temporarily house Quincy Elementary K-6 students this fall due to extensive remediation work being conducted with Measure B funds at that site.
PCS Quincy classes move downtown
When school opens again in August, kindergarten through second-grade students will be housed at the 1,584-square-foot 535 Lawrence St. location on 0.31 acres, former home of Mountain Mattress, which has moved to its new location across Main Street from Safeway.
Third- through sixth-graders will have their classes at a 2,573-square-foot facility co-located at 546 Lawrence St., in the Theatre Square complex.
PCS middle and high school students will be located at 80 Main Street, which offers 2,300 square feet on the ground floor and 1,100 square feet on the second story on 0.30 acres. The PCS business office is also housed at this facility.
Public hearing set for new building
And once the books are on the shelves, computers are hooked up and everybody knows where their staplers are — red or otherwise — it will be time to attend the county’s public hearing July 11, where the zoning administrator will consider PCS’ special use permit application to construct a new, permanent home at 129 Kelsey Lane, Quincy.
More information will be provided in the July 3 edition of this newspaper.