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4A Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 School News Y m i By Debra Coates 1994, district officials worried sure: -Portola High School, three Managing Editor about funding the project -District Office, three tanks, tanks, $148,263.09; Seven years and $1.4 million which was projected to cost at $130,847.23: -Portola Elementary School, later, Plumas Unified School least $2 million with many .Chester High School, four three tanks, $290,188.19; District is nearly finished with unknown costs: tanks, $'1"92,495.66; .Quincy High School, two its underground fuel tank clo- In 1996, the school district .Chester Elementary School,tanks, S90,376.16; and sure project, received $2.2 million in critical one tank, $56.664.52: -Quincy Elementary School, The project, mandated by the hardship funding from the .Taylorsville Elementary one tank, S57,184.75. state, involved closing 21 state to pay for the tank clo- School, one tank, $93,830.32: The cost of each tank closure underground tanks at 11 sites sures. .Greenville High School, one differed because of the amount throughout the school district. Following are the locationstank, $129,545.02: of work required. Some of the When the project began in and costs to date for tank clo- ..Greenville Elementary tanks, particularly those at School, one tank, $136,188.80; Portola Elementary School, Pioneer Elementary School, involved significant clean-up one tank, $110,339.59; because of leaks. Some of the tanks were removed, while others were closed in place. PUSD's business director, Randy Meeker, anticipates spending an additional $40,000 to complete the project. Meeker has submitted all of the invoices to the Office of Public School Construction and is awaiting confirmation of what portion of the $2.2 mil- lion will have to be returned to the state. "It could be anywhere from the entire $2.2 the $800,000 spend, The school million in its nance account, al deposits into the school state. Once the amount is money in the used to perform at various throughout By Debra Coates opportunity to purchase the Managing Editor only available land adjacent to The school board will con- the high school. tinue negotiations for a five- Citing the need for addition- acre parcel adjacent to Quincy al parking, and the need to High School, despite concerns find a new location for the expressed by Superintendent community day school and the Dennis Williams. alternative high school, Price Williams said there are a lot said, "I'm afraid if we turn this of"unknowns" in the propertydown, we'll lose an opportuni- that bothered him. ty." For example, Williams has Kay Christenson said the learned that the property will school district could ask Dick require a soil engineering Sine, the owner of the proper- report at an estimated cost of ty, to share in some of the $5,000 and a flood report for an costs of the needed surveys. additional $5,000. "If he has the property for Williams said a zone change sale, he should have some of on the property could concern the answers," Christenson nearby neighbors, said. He also listed county road Price said that the $70,000 access as another problem Sine is asking for the property because of trenches and power is "a very good price." He has lines, also offered to finance the sale "I can't bring you a recom- for five years at 8.5 percent mendation to purchase it," he interest. said. The school board is sched- But, board member Kathy uled to discuss the issue again Price is reluctant to pass on an at its February meeting. Surf the world wide web Get your own E-Mail address /too. Unlimited access on local numbers Additional fees and hook-up osts rr y apply=. See 5~ore for de~i~ Student report Photo ~ De~a Coates Katie Reid, a student at Quincy High School, gave a report to the school board Jan. 9. Reid is the student board member when the meetings are held in Quincy. Reid talked about the events happening at schools throughout the county and also participated in the board meeting. Country ,urger soup or salad and medium drink. 61 Bradley St. Quincy Quincy Susanville Portola/Chester 283-2357 251-2357 1(888) 87,2-2357 Lindan & Main, Quincy o Managing Ed/tor If a student brings a gun to school, loaded or unloaded, he or she will be expelled for a minimum of one year. So says the new weapons policy approved by the Plumas Unified School District Board of Trustees during its Tuesday, Jan. 9 meeting. The new policy also man- dates that the school contact local law enforcement to report the incident. With the approval of this policy, the school district is now in compliance with state requirements. Though the school district had a prior policy, it didn't include mandatory expulsion for an unloaded weapon, nor the reporting requirement. The school board also dis- cussed new policies for tobac- co use and for advertising. Tobacco While the district has had a tobacco policy, it was linked with its drug and alcohol poli- cy. State law requires that the policies be separate. The school board was poised to adopt the new policy, until board member Kathy Price questioned the policy's ban of any nicotine products on school sites. Specifically, Price was concerned about a stu- dent's ability to use nicotine patches and chew nicotine gum to help quit his or her smoking habit. I A decision on the delayed until if allowances for those items. Advertising and Superintendent Williams told the members that the not have a policy advertising, and sians he has advertising ficult He used as an political Portola sports drew criticism Williams with different option was to tising at all. members did not option because of reliance on local advertising in yearbooks, sports billboards fields. The board sup option which advertising to cot long as it was priate tution. 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