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6A Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Superintendent's award Jayla Mann, of the Plumas County Community School, accepts the Superintendent's Award at the Jan. 15 Plumas County Office of Education board meeting surrounded by family and school staff. Mann is her class president and serves on the school site council. Mann was described as a hard worker and a natural leader. Photo by James Wilson Stewardship council to discuss recommendations The Pgcific Forest and Fee title recommendations If fee and conservation Watershed Lands made by the Watershed easement holder Stewardship Council, a land Planning Committee specific recommendations are conservation and youth to Plumas County that will be approved by the board at the investment foundation, considered by the board Jan. meeting, transaction announces its next board of 22 are as follows: negotiations between the directors meeting will be held - Pacific Gas and Electricparties will commence. The in Sacramento on Jan. 22. The Co. is recommended to retain negotiated agreements stewardship council board of fee title to approximately 477 would become part of a set of director's may take action on acres that had been made proposed land conservation the following agenda items available for donation within and conveyance plans to be related to its Land one parcel at the Bucks Lake considered for adoption by Conservation Program, as planning unit. the board at a later date well as on other matters. --PG&E is recommended to after an opportunity for The meeting is set for 1 - 3 retain fee title to public comment. Adoption of p.m. at the Sacramento Public approximately 4,192 acres an LCCP by the board Library, 828 1 St., West that had been made available would be the final step in the Meeting Room. The public is for donation within 30 parcels stewardship council's encouraged to attend and at the North Fork Feather process for selecting provide input. River planning unit. donees. plans classroom spe ing James Wilson in the classroom -- an option Staff Writer for students, some jwilson@plumasnews.com alternative -- that a few students that are going to fail Plumas Unified School and repeat the semester District was not able to spend would have passed." the state-mandated minimum After addressing the percentage of its budget in deficiency difference the classroom, board between last year and this president Leslie Edlund year, Logan made a plea to announced at the Jan. 15 the board. board meeting. "I encourage you to look The state requires each for every possible way to school district to spend at spend as much as you can in least 55 percent of its budget the classroom." in the classroom, but PUSD only spent 47.1 percent New positions during the 2013-14 year. During an agenda item on According to the state staffing, PUSD Education Code 41372, Superintendent Micheline classroom expenditures Miglis recommended to the include certificated salaries, board it maintain the staffing classified salaries, employee levels of certificated teaching benefits, books, supplies, and administration currently equipment, services and in place. indirect costs. Exceptions would be staff Edlund made the in temporary status, Title 1 announcement while and site-funded staff and informing the public that the long-term substitutes. school district plans to file Furthermore, Miglis for an exemption, recommended eliminating On the application for combination split classes at exemption, the stated reason [ndian Valley Elementary for the request is it is a School and Quincy serious hardship to the Elementary School. This school district's costs would require hiring repairing facilities, additional teachers. "(O)ur shortfall is due to Miglis also recommended the extraordinary costs of making the music teacher" facility upkeep, repair, and positions in Portola and renovations. Until such time Chester full time, as the ones as we can reduce these in Quincy and Greenville expenses, meeting the already are. mandates of Education Code The last recommendation 41372 poses a serious was to implement three hardship to (PUSD)," states opportunity sections at the letter accompanying the Quincy Junior-Senior High request. School and IVES. This was not the first year "This has nothing to do PUSD fell short of the with meeting Ed Code 41372 state-mandated 55 percent, and everything to do with Last year, the school district teaching and learning in a filed the same exemption Common Core world. This is form, having spent 50.82 what's right and best for our percent, children," Miglis told the This year's deficiency board. amount totaled $1.48 million. After several questions and The prior year, the deficiency quite a bit of deliberation, amount was $792,893. the board unanimously Ron Logan, the president of accepted Miglis' on The agreement has been discussed since the advisor group presented its services to the board during the Oct. 9, 2014, meeting. The hope from the board in entering into a contract with the group is to get more funds for facility repairs, upkeep and construction. The advisors group proposed preparing eligibility forms for various sources of funding. Capitol Advisors Group sent an agreement to the district asking for a one-year contract. PUSD board members edited the contract to end June 30. In both edits, the cost for Capitol Advisors Group's services is $3,000 per month plus travel expenses not to exceed $1,000 per month. Either party can terminate the agreement with 30 days notice. The day earlier, Capitol Advisors Group emailed the school board members rejecting the edits. "I'm a little concerned we aren't on the same page yet," said Edlund. "l want to make sure we're speaking the same language." Director Chris Russell expressed the need to sign an agreement before funding opportunities vanish. "If this leads to shovel-ready projects, it'll be worth it. We keep throwing money into these facilities and it's killing us," Russell said. Board members concurred they wanted to partner with the group, but were not read3 to accept the terms of the original contract. "They are willing to work with us," Miglis told the board. "i hope that you would trust me to sit down with my team and work out the details." The board assigned the Plumas County Teachers , recommendations, .. Cook and : .... ASsoci ion, addressed the ............ Traci Holt to sit on a : board on the growing Capitol Advisors Group subcommittee and work out deficiency during the public The board agreed to form athe fine details of the portion of the meeting, subcommittee to handle thecontract with Miglis. The "It appears we are going in consulting and advocacy board also authorized Miglis the wrong direction," Logan agreement between PUSD to sign a contract once it said. "I couldn't help but and Capitol Advisors Groupmeets the board's think, if we had a little more LLC. conditions. A NEW YEAR BRINGS A NEW CHEF & MENU Welcome Chef Scott Burnes to the team and try some of his enticing new dishes this weekend. The FLoW Lounge will be serving selections from thenew menu below on Friday and Saturday evenings, with Prime Rib Sunday remaining the same. Need a new new year's resolution? Try every single one. 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