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4A Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 Chester Progressive RESPONSE, from page 1A extensive fiscal health re- view of both agencies was a wise decision." Harris warned of deficit spending beginning in 2011-12 that will accelerate in 2012-13 and quickly deplete reserves if school trustees take no actions "in the areas of personnel, facilities, trans- portation, and programs." District expulsion and suspension policies The grand jury's report found "school officials did not have a full under- standing of the procedures or the purpose of the 'Zero Tolerance' ruling." "While our appropriate that it plans to continue coor- improve communication." training is upcoming. It also found district action county programs are re- d/nation with law enforce- The trustees' response cites The report also outlined did not comply with code quired by law to take inment agencies to ensure its review of aU its policies and "allegations of employee guidelines and time frames, students from LEA's (sic) proper response to any future bylaws, stating, ';The Board is harassment: Teachers felt School board's response: that have been expelled for incidents, also focused on improvingthey worked "in an environ- "The Board agrees that the duration of their expul- ' Superintendent's response: communication to employees ment of intimidation, harass- it needs to improve how it s/on, I have found no misuse Harris agreed with the grand and the community." ment, and retribution if there handles expulsions and of the expulsion practice by jury's conclusions and cited Superintendent's response: was any questioning or dis- suspensions in general. PUSD regarding the students the efforts outlined by theIn his longest response, sent." In response, Harris Expulsion is one of the most we have received over the board above. Harris agreed with the board noted that recent collective serious things we do as a past three years." response and expanded to in. bargaining has led to changes Board." Harris noted that expulsion Atmosphere of intolerance clude a request: "Vehicles in the evaluation process. The trustees further is not permanent in mostThe grand jury report citedwith speech qualified as 'hate The district has adopted pledged to review their com- cases. Students from other examples of intolerance from speech' are recommended the state rubric and adminis- munication of the expulsion LEAs (local education agen- direct observation, inter- to be kept away from sight trators have been trained in and suspension process, cies) often have behavioral views, local media reports of all county educationaleffective observation and to make policies accessible contracts and are allowed and public comment at programs. While the County supervision. online and to be proactive in to return to their home LEA school board meetings. Office of Education nor the Harris also wrote that informing district employees after a semester or two of The report called for an Plumas Unified School dis- PCOE administrators will of revised policies, demonstrated improvementongoing general program of trict have no control over participate in peer observa- Superintendent's response: in another educational set- tolerance schoolwide, as well items not on school property, t/on and supervision confer- ting. as communication of specific I respectfully request that ences with employees. guidelines and performance all visitors to county educa- Harris closed his letter to Broussard said the amount School safety policy reform expectations for teachers, tional sites of all LEA's avoid Hilde With, "I would like to of the reward has steadily in- Grand jurors concluded, School board's response: driving 'ehicles or parking respectfully request that in creased to $3,700 thanks in given the procedural im-The board agreed with the vehicles with objectionable future reviews the Grand part to contributions made by provements in place as of report's finding that public hate speech within visibility Jury take additional time to caring community members Dec. 10, 2010, that school off/- perception is controversialof PUSD properties." interview our site and county who also want the vandal cials had acted to improve andneeds to be addressed. He also noted that last year level administrators. As they caught, school safety. The board also wrote, "The all county school administra- have unique perspectives, In light of this concerned School board's response:Board is concerned with tors received sensitivitywith such interviews it is generosity, a reward fund has The board agreed and cited ,the reported perception oftraining involving various possible to gain a more in been established at Plumas PUSD participation in Inci- teachers regarding how theycultural and sexual issues depth understanding as to Bank so other community dent Command Team Train-view the work environment with regard to employee the actual operations of L0cal members interested in sup- ing. The board also wroteand is working hard to supervision. Additional Education Agencies." porting the effort to locate the suspect may also contribute. INMATE, from page 1A REWARD, from page 1A with Plumas County Investi- gations Sgt. Steve Peay re- vealed the case is still under investigation and no new in- formation has come to light. In the hopes of learning who was responsible for the /andalism, the company continues to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. has 67 beds to house inmates. However, the facility is outdated and has safety The number of earthquakes increased slightly from the previous week, rising by six and to the mid 10 quake-per-week level. T~-. distribution of activity was scattered, but favored the Ouincy- Portola area. The largest earthquake measured M 32 and occurred at 7:06 a.m. Wednes- day, September za, about 7 miles north- west of Portola and 1.5 miles southwest of Lake Davis on the southernm side of Grizzly Valley. It was centered at about eight miles below the surface and the type of fault motion was oblique dip- slip. Mild ground shudders were felt in Taylorsvile and Portola, but they were not strong enough to knock items from tables of shelves. It was a lone shock, but to other quakes were recorded in . the area earlier in the week. ]'he quake occurred along the Grizzly Creek fault Zone, which extends northward and con- nects to the Indian Valley fault zone. A quake measuring M Z.6 was recorded east of Carson City and a small M 1.5 was detected south of 0uincy. months. During the same time period, ~455 defendants were sentenced to the county jail as a term of. probation. Their average length of stay was 39 days. The jail also houses inmates ,,We Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth~M 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA 96020 (530)258-4228 Need help assessing the gold potential on your claim? Call us! 1 manor Postal Service: USPS (No.102-980.) Periodicals postage paid at Chester, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing, Co., Inc. 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