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2A Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Linda Satchwell be brought onto the regular needing a course that has a memo targeting no one. Staff Writer high school campuses, and science lab component, for ex- The Form 700's, "Statement Isatchwetl@plumasnews.com they'll be cut down from four ample, will connect with a of Economic Interests," is re- to three periods a day. Contin- teacher in that subject who, quired by the Fair Political This month's school dis- uation funding will help pay potentially, will get paid extra Practices Commission of all trict meeting offered up sev- for the academy, to oversee this independent public officials elected or eral complex topics, includ- Harris described it as a study student's lab work. The appointed including school ins the new "academy" con- "very flexible and open type paperwork, and the rest of board members and adminis- cept that will be offered as a of environment." that student's online course, trators. pilot program at the Chester, According to Terry Oestre-would be conducted in theAny time counsel advises Greenville and Portola high ich, assistant supertindent for academy classroom, the district in a memo, it is school campuses and the on- alternative education/RaP Harris is clearly excitedconfidential according to going discussion of Form and special programs, the dis- about the possibilities this school superintendent, Glenn 700s, potential conflict of in- trict is putting together a program holds for the district, Harris. Harris has main- terest and confidential mem- handbook that will address, "Our district hasn't engaged tained repeatedly that the dis- as between the board and su- for the academy teacher, how in this type of offering before, cussion must be kept secret, perintendent Glenn Harris. to interview prospective stu- We have a lot to learn about because this communication The academy concept was dents and parents to if they how it works. It needs to be is governed by "attorney- spurred by the needs of meet the requirements of the flexible ... what we've created client privilege." Greenville High School as program, is more options for students Kusel has countered that, more and more students leave The teacher, in consultation to access various parts of the since it contains serious ane- the campus and enroll else- with the student and parents, curriculum, whether they be cations against him and no where. It's a creative pro- will create an individual struggling, or whether they be one else, and since he wants gram, which will begin as a learning plan. enrichment." the discussion open to public small pilot project this cam- Academy teachers are at- More contentious in nature, scrutiny, the memo should be ins fall. tending training sessions this however, is the cloak and dag- made public. He also pointed Harris is quick to admit the week, and a part of these will ger discussion at the past two out that he doesn't believe it's district is finding its way and entail working "scenarios"school board meetings, re- a function of the school dis- wants to start small and work that they might encounter carding a "confidential trict administration to dis- its way up, rather than to in- when meeting with academy memo" sent by district coun- cuss penalties that include stitute a comprehensive pro- applicants, sel, Michelle Cannon, to the criminal action for Form 700 gram that may fail. The three learning vehicles, board members, regarding infractions. That is an FPCC One innovation he ex- said Oestreich, are Polycom, one member Jonathan task; it is their jurisdiction, plained briefly is that the Apex Online (which includes Kusel--and his Form 700. maintained Kusel after con- "highly qualified teacher" credit recovery and more) and At the June board meeting, sulting legal counsel himself. who will oversee the program School Pathways (which has a after prodding from Kusel, Since requests for openness will be the current continua- myriad of online courses, in- Cannon admitted the secret at the past two board meet- tion school teacher on each of cluding language and ad- memo was specifically about ings have been met with by these three campuses, vanced placement), him. Harris still maintains, Harris with claims if requi- Continuation students will In addition, a student however, that it was a general site secrecy, Kusel finally said P umas Bank rgency relief fund Plumes Bank has an- fornia state employees andsaid, "These are stressful strain and anxiety this situa- nounced that it will offer a ze- are affected by the state bud- times and Plumes Bank un-tion may cause." re interest emergency relief get impasse, derstands. We are providing If you are an affected Call- program to current Plumes Robert T. Herr, executive vice this zero-interest emergency fornia state employee and a Bank customers who are Call- president loan administrator, relief program to our cus- current Plumes Bank cus- at the June meeting that he's not consulted, nor did I ask giving up on pushing this is- for it." sue. This doesn't mean, how- In other action, David Put- ever, that he's giving up alto- nam, facilities and mainte- gether, nancy, gave his year-end Kusel's primary objection round up, noting the new regarding the memo is that it cafeteria at Portola High targets him -- an individual School is slated to open in board member -- and only January 2011. He's currently him. doing some necessary as- Why then, Kusel wanted to bestos abatement and steel know, was he singled out? welding prior to demolition. Further, he wanted to know That's slowed things by a who it was that had instigated week. this action. He asked board The Division of the State president, Brad Baker, "Was Architect finally approved the board consulted or was plans, said Putnam, after re- the board president involved quiring a lot more structural in asking for that specific work, which is the major im- memo [from counsel, Michelle pediment to finishing in the Canon]?" first few weeks of the school Baker answered, "No, I was year as planned. Small fire, fast response 'i iiiiii!iiill'ilii tamers to assist them tamer with an established di- through this difficult period rect deposit account, visitRichard Caley of Cromberg snapped a quick photo of the Yummy Breakfast until the state of California your local Plumes Bank of- Beckwourth hell-crew that responded to a suspicious-origin passes a budget. Plumes fice. To receive funds by Aug. fire in early July. 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Chiropractors use a variety of methods or techniques to correct function. Some use their hands, others use hand-held devices and still others use special tables to correct the body's misalignments. Most Chiropractors utilize one main technique, often believing that "their" technique is the best. However, there are approximately 100 different techniques and all of these are beneficial. My belief is that because we are all individuals, we will all benefit from a different approach, an approach customized to each of us. Rather than try to make every person fit into one technique, I have chosen to utilize numerous techniques so that each individual's needs can be met. This allows for more treatment variation between each individual. In addition to better results, there is another benefit to utilizing multiple techniques; comfort. Many people fear certain chiropractic techniques and this fear is well-founded. For example, certain techniques that are appropriate for a 20-year-old may not be appropriate for a person in their 60s. This example is one I come across regularly. Many of the seniors in our community are unaware that there are techniques that are "low force" and are very comfortable. On the flip side, a 25- year-old 250 lb. male may not receive as much benefit if treated using the same techniques as a 65-year-old female who weighs 100 lbs. At my office, we try to meet the needs of the individual. If you have a health problem that concerns you, you may receive benefit from ChiropraCtic. But if you have heard it "hurts," you may be hesitant to give it a try. Give us a call; you will be surprised. If I think 1 can help you, we will formulate a plan that doesn't hurt to help you get well. After all, if you go to a dentist and it hurts, why not find a dentist that doesn't hurt; or do you just stop going to dentist for good? Anderson Chiropractic is currently accepting new patients. 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