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4A Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Feather River Bulletin PUSD: Segura thanks students, community for support from page 1A Segura released a statement in the school's weekly newsletter sent Friday, April 19. It read, "I look forward to working as a team with the Superintendent and the Board. As we go forward, the importance is everyone working in the same direction for our kids of Plumas County. Thanks for your continual support of education throughout our community and district." Lack of confidence Segura's contract was not renewed in early March. The board cited a lack of confidence in Segura, whom supporters said raised test scores, instilled respectful behavior, enforced the dress code, created advanced placement (AP) classes and revitalized the vocational education program. After learning March 8 that her contract would not be renewed, a community outpouring of support for Segura resulted in a bombardment of the school board and superintendent with letters, phone calls and emails requesting that she be reinstated. Three speakers addressed the board earlier during the Thursday night special meeting public comment period. The first speaker, Quincy High School science teacher Rob Gimbel, told the board that he appreciated its Sue Segura, left, addresses the audience just before the school board is set to announce its decision to "pursue a conditional offer of employment" with her. School district board members Sonja Anderson, Leslie Edlund, Bob Tuerck and president Chris Russell joined superintendent Micheline Miglis after a 4-1/2-hour closed session April 18 in Quincy. Photo by Laura Beaton actions regarding the initial decision not to rehire Segura. Gimbel said Segura had been responsible for six qualified special education teachers losing their jobs or relocating. Frank Carey, head custodian at Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School, told the board he was there to dispel three rumors about his family. Lastly, Quincy High student Tanner McKay praised Segura and asked the board to reinstate her. BOB RAYMOND PAINTING Woodpecker Deterrent Service Save your Exterior - Deter Before the Damage is Done Safe, Non-Toxic, Effective Protect Your Valuable Investment - Your Home CI Now to get on our Spring Service Schedule Also Interior & Exterior Painting For more information, please call 836-1339 or 249-3966 r z a T s Z a_xzr z R .'" ... : i . '(. ,. .,:,:,: ,. :: ,:. :- . .-: . .'. PmRal Ser: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Publlmhed: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 0ffiO LecofJon and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 I.m. NOW to contact US: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Ematl: Webeite: 0tummhlp and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. 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Eaglesmith's lawyer, Peter Haberfeld, reported April 19 that Eaglesmith reached a settlement agreement with the district Tuesday, April n m H J 16, during a settlement conference with federal court Judge Allison Claire. Haberfeld said, "We are very pleased to have settled the case." He noted that the documents have not been signed yet, and said that would likely happen sometime in June after several more meetings. Haberfeld said he couldn't speculate about what was going on with the other side, but detected a determination to resolve problems and move forward. On April 19, Eaglesmith said of the settlement agreement, "I am very pleased with the outcome." He added that he would like Bar/Deck menu: Noon to closing daily Dinner menu: 6 pm to closing daily Enjoy panoramic views from the dining room and wrap-around deck. New HD TVs wi& DIRECTV in &e bar. 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