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I OA Wednesday, April 251 2012 Feather River Bulletin HARRIS, from page 1A board president Russell said he thought it would take about a week. During an interview Wednesday, Harris said that there is a seven-day grace period, during which both parties can consider the agreement. When asked whether he will continue working in the interim, Harris responded, "My plan is to honor my contract. I will do the very best that I can for the dis- trict." As for what happens next, Harris said that he assumed the school board would begin a search for a new superi n- tendent, but that he wouldn't be part of the process. "Now we have to hire a new superintendent on top of everything else," school board member Sonja Ander- son said last week. She is concerned that the board may be starting the process too late. "Finding a qualified person this late in the season isn't going to be easy," she said. Tuerck said that the board has short-term as well as long-term needs. He said the board has discussed what will happen immediately following Harris' resignation, but that it can't be revealed until the separation agree- ment is signed. As for the future, "In my opinion we need to conduct an intense search to find a qualified superintendent to lead us into the future," Tuerck said. When asked if he had any particular qualifications in mind, Tuerck said he thought someone with charter school experience would be helpful, since some communities have expressed an interest in exploring that option more fully. The school board is expected to conduct a special board meeting April 25 when the trustees will meet in closed session. Board member Anderson said that while many in the community may be happy to see the superintendent leave the district, that won't solve the problems that the district faces. "We will still have to make these tough decisions," she said. Public has lots to say to board Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com The April 18 school board meeting in Portola mirrored those of past months, begin- ning with a lengthy public comment period as students, teachers, parents and com- munity members expressed their fears, frustrations and feelings about what is hap- pening in Plumas Unified School District. One by one they stepped up to the microphone in the Portola High School library while trustees Bob Tuerck, Bret Cook, Sonja Anderson and Chris Russell listened. There is a vacancy on the five-member board following the departure of Brad Baker. For the most part the board .listened without comment. The day following the meeting, Cook expressed frustration at not being able to respond to comments be- cause not all issues are under the trustees' control. Some of the complaints Pertain to contractual issues, such as bumping rights. A number of speakers ad- dressed the issue of teachers being forced to teach at other schools. Many of the students talked about the loss of teachers and classes, and what that would mean to their futures. Some read essays that they had written for their AP English class. Davidson Borgmeyer, a junior at PHS, said the cuts "anger and sadden" him, and worries how the loss of AP calculus will affect his college application. His classmate, junior class vice president Ricky Lowder- milk, wanted the board to eliminate the cuts and "focus on making our educational experience even better." Amid the speakers, the audience watched a video that documented a recent student walkout at Portola High to protest the loss f teachers. Richard Sims, the senior who organized the walkout, also addressed the board. "My teachers are being forced to leave a school that they are really passionate about," he told the board. "The teachers here are a big family for me." "My senior year will not go according to plan," said student body president McKenna Popish, lamenting the loss of' teachers and a class ratio of 35 to one. She also discussed the loss of show choir and jazz band, and what that would mean to the students who participate in them and the community that enjoys watching the performances. Parent Joyce Sears told the board, "You have to realize the angst you've caused," saying that many families are grappling with whether to move their children. She said she and other parents have discussed carpooling to other schools. She, like the students, worries about how cutting popular classes would affect the students now and in the future. "This is a viable school and it needs to stay. Put all of your heads together and figure it out," she said. PHS teacher Jeanne Tansey told the board that she disliked the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," but that in this case it applied. Fellow teacher Daryl Hutchins told the board that the current plan is inconceivable and that after the public outcry, he didn't see how they could imple- ment it. Greenville High School teacher Travis Rubke's re- marks were met with the loudest and most sustained applause of the night. He told the trustees that he respected the time and effort they put into the job, but that now "It's time to take action. It's time to dismiss the superin- tendent. It's time to rescind the layoffs. It's time to end the madness and stop the chaos." Five hours later, at least one of Rubke's demands was fulfilled: Superintendent Glenn Harris resigned. Co MMUNITY CORNER WEEKLY CALENDAR Thursday, April 26 NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy. AA, noon, 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. iWomen's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis' Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283- 5515. A1-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of alcoholics. NA, 6 p.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy Pistol shooting, sponsored mitting. Quincyshooting.com Plumas County Republican Women, every 4th Thurs. for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Loca- tions change monthly. Call Joy Klein, 283-2719. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volunteer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson,. 530-276-1503. Plumas Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Coalition. Focused on reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug prob- lems in Plumas County 4th Thursdays, 1 p.m., Courthouse Annex, Quincy plumasatod- coalition@yahoo.corn Friday, April 27 :by Quincy .: Sport Shooting ': NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- Assoc., Gopher Hill sRe, talRoad, Courthouse Annex- every Thursday, 6 p.m., (ar- Orchard House. Quincy rice by 5:30 p.m.) weather per- AA, noon, 260 County Hospi- LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip Snow April16 65 32 -- April17 66 29 .... April 18 64 37 .... April19 73 47 .... April 20 82 42 .... April 21 84 41 .... April 22 84 40 .... 29 inches snow to date* 31.71 inches total precipitation to date* Last year this date (4-25-11): precip 52.91", snow 125.75" *Weather year is July 1 to June 30 Compiled by RonTrumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,490.44 1 Year Ago 4,486.04 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 1,047,832 1 Year Ago 944,487 Bucks Lake *Elevation fCurrent 5,148.96 1 Year Ago 5,137.70 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 91,122 1 Year Ago 72,136 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. t April 22, 2012 April 18, 2011 Today's Weather 59145 Scattered thunder- storms possible. Sunrise Sunset 6:11 AM 7:53 PM /!"!,T [ 49/37 Showers. Highs in the upper 40s and tows in the upper 30s. Sunrise Sunset 6:10 AM 7:54 PM 62/44 Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 40s. Sunrise Sunset 6:08 AM 7:55 PM 4128 69/47 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s. Sunrise Sunset 6:07AM 7:56 PM 4/29 69/46 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s. Sunrise Sunset 6:06 AM 7:57 PM California At A Glance ,,We 8oc1,!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. * P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA 96020, (530) 258-4228 mm Need help assessing the gold potential on your claim? Call us! Im San Di, 66/56 Moon Phases New First Apr 21 Apr 29 Full Last May 6 May 12 UV Index Wed 4/25 Moderate Thu 4/28 High Fri 4/27 Very High Sat 4/28 Very High Sun 4/29 Very High The UV Index is measured on a 0-11 number scale, with a higher UV Index showing the need for reater skin pro- tecbon, 0 : :. :i}} jn r taI Road, Courthouse Annex Orchard House. Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy AARP, at Mountain View Manor, 4th Fri, 116 Circle Dr. potluck, 5:30 p.m. 50 yrs & older invited. Dinner at the Grange, Feather River Grange Hall, Quincy, 4th Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Call 283-2782 or 283-2930. Saturday, April 28 NA, 7:30 a:m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy NA, noon, 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Anhex - Orchard House. Quincy AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy i Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at plumasnews.com Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m., every Saturday at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg. Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Plumas County Ani- mal Shelter, Quincy. Sunday, April 29 NA, noon, 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy NA, 5 p.m., women only, 260 County Hospital Road, Court- house Annex - Orchard House. Quincy Square Dance lessons. United Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 6-8 p.m. every Sunday-Open to all: be- ginners, singles, couples all ages. $5 per person: Casual dress. Refreshments. Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill site. Weather permitting. Adults 10 a.m.-Noon, Juniors 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 283-1145. quin- cyshooting:com. Monday, April 30 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Court- house Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Build- ing, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283-2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m.. Scoutmaster Rob Robi- nette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Monday, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth 1.3 1.1  1.3 8"46 a m " k " 11:23 a.m. , 11:07a.m. "4q3 ' [-r--"--47'- . , 4/12 " \\; , / . / .o I ,, / ' , "I2s n Pak  . 4112 -- _... ......I |I _. q ,sanvil,/ h l '- :9"'"  '    r L  4/14 "'-, . ." Reno "' 1"" / .]l,J ..' tke ,l_ . ./ Magnitude I ,.o 1/2.o ,, 4/12 4/15 "a4g '" '*} 4/18 Regional 13 2 0 I 15 Previous week 23 5 0 ] 28 Activity returned to background levels as the number of earthquakes dropped by nearly in half from the previous week. Of the 15 earthquakes recorded, two registered in the M 2 range. The gap be- tween M 3 earthquakes increased to nine weeks, tying the longest stretch in two and a half years. The Carson Range swarm relaxed considerably, produc!ng only three more quakesbefore dying out. The largest quake measured M 22 and occurred at 12:02 a.m. Sunday, April 15. The largest of two quakes west of Reno near the California-Nevada border at Verdi measured M 1.7 and the stron- gest of two quakes east of Reno mea- sured M 1.6. Two tiny jolts weredetected near Quincy, the strongest measuring M 1.1. At 5:19 a.m Wednesday morning, a M 2.1 earthquake occurred southwest of Chester near Soldier Meadows. It passed without any official felt reports. 'A tiny 1.1 jolt was detected in Lassen County off highway 44 near Poison Lake, Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232: AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Tuesday, May 1 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. PRS-WIC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for children under 5 & pregnant- nursing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy 283-4093 or (800) WIC-4093. Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues :AA , meettng," noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Court- house Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. Soroptimist International of Quincy, noon to I p.m. Women's Circle, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Methodist Church community building, 262 Jackson St., Quincy. Free childcare. A place for women to connect with other women, explore their interests, self- awareness and creativity. Sponsored by Plumas Rural Services - Domestic Violence Services. For more info 283- 5675. Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy Boy Scouts Troop 130, 7 p.m., Quincy Elementary Call Mitch Treagan, 283-1148. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. California Women in Tim- ber, Plumas Cafe (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Preschool Storytime. Build Kindergarten readiness and early literacy skills with sto- ries, songs, crafts and games. 10:30 a.m., Community Meet- ing Room; Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. For informa- tion, call the library 283-6310. Toastmaster's Interna- tional, American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Ad- ministration Conference Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy For more info, con- tact Trish Taylor, 283-1936. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Court- house Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reservations. Quincy Community Sup- per, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Dutch Treat Lunch Group, every 1st Wed, 11:30 a.m. For info, Mary Weddle at jmwed- dle@earthlink.net or Mary June German, 283-4805. International Order of Rainbow Girls, 7 p.m., Ma- sonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. CHURCHES Calvary Chapel Quincy 283-4463. 1953 E. Main, Mill Creek Shopping Center, E. Quincy. Christian Life Fellowship 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal 283-0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. christthekingquincy.org Church of Christ 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist 283-1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, quincymethodist.org First Baptist 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. fbcquincy.org Meadow Valley Community 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy Our Savior Lutheran 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church 283-0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist 283-1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260-8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy.. To update information on this page, contact Eva, 283-0800. email typesetting@plumasnews.com