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4A Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 Indian Valley Record LAYOFFS, from page 1A getting information from the district in a timely fashion, She urged the board to "postpone, regroup and look at other cost-cutting alter.na- tives." K-12 options At the board's request, Williams, in his capacity as assistant superintendent, presented a preliminary analysis of forming K-12 schools in Indian Valley, ' Portola and Chester. In developing the analysis, the administrative cabinet assumed an enrollment trigger of 260 students, which is .the current enrollment in Indian Valley. Williams developed two maps for each community: one with K-12 housed on the elementary campus and one with all grades housed on the high school campus. For Quincy, he presented maps of what a consolidated elemen- tary school would look like at each campus. Support the local economy/ Upcoming meetings Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m. Quincy public library League of Women Voters hosts panel discussion with representatives from the four area 7-11 committees. Saturday, March 3, 1:30 p.m. Greenville Elementary School cafeteria Joint meeting of all 7-i 1 committees Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. Chester Memorial Hall Townhall meeting with county supervisor Sherrie Thrall and Chester Area 7-11 Committee Public forum on California state education budget, featuring speaker Kevin Gordon, president of School Innovations and Advocacy Thursday, March 15, 5 p.m. PUSD district Office in Quincy Special school board meet- ing Wednesday, March 28, 5 p.m. Greenville Elementary School Regular school board meet- ing, rescheduled from origi- nal date of March 14; 7-11 committees are expected to give their recommenda- tions. Thursday, March 8, 5 p.m. PUSD district office In Quincy Special school board meeting Tuesday, March 13, 6 -8 p.m. PUSD district office in Quincy Wednesday, April 18, S p.m. Portola High School Regular school board meet- ing; board is expected to vote on school closures and consolidations. / In a more in-depth look at the Indian Valley situation, Williams estimated that con- solidating K-12 at either the high school or the Greenville Elementary campus could save the district $522,356 or $586,151, respectively. Closing GHS and consoli- dating K-8 at GES would save an estimated $989,757. After questions from the floor, Williams acknowledged the figures did not include a "late bus" to transport students participating in after-school activities. Williams said such a bus would cost $5'0,000. The analysis can be found on the district's website. Redistricting Following suit with Feather River College trustees, the school board voted to main- tain its at-large voting method and its current district boundaries. The questions arose after the latest census showed a shift in population in the county that left the largest area 40 percent more popu- lous than the smallest area. Ideally the difference would be only 10 percent, at most, Board members felt that the at-large voting method compensated for the discrep- ancy. Townhall meeting to address proposed school closures /:s:M Kate:W:eSte will host a townhall meeting Thrall said she is hoping to Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at have a full cross-section of chester Ws.com the Chester Memorial Hall. the community present at the The primary topic of . meeting as the potential of Plumas County District 3 the meeting is to share school closures could impact Supervisor Sherrie Thrall with the community and pro- people of all ages and the vide a forum for discussion local business community. about the proposed school "Supervisor ThYall has CHARTER, from page 1A can be adopted by other communities," music teacher Jim Norman added. Whether or not closures and consolidations actually happen, students are already being affected. Committee member and parent Anna Jeffrey repor/ed that during her work on the Community Contacts Sub- committee, she has been told that Taylorsville students were bused to an vent at Greenville Elementary to acclimate them to consolida- tion. Not so, according to Princi- pal Dr. Gary Stebbins, who said staff and faculty were directed not to talk about that. The students were invited over for a special perfor- mance via Artists in the Schools, a common practice. Comments circulated back and forth for a few minutes, with the general consensus that it must have been the closure-talk of parents at the event that was overheard. Grandmother LaVeta Alexander related a story about how one of her grand- children made a Save TES poster at school and brought it home. "Whatever is happening, it's hurting the children," she said. Committee members are hurting too, for information. The request list they presented to the district almost a month ago has yet to be filled. Chairwoman Centella DA-VID J. HgA-SLETT closures. Basin School Closure Com- mittee (7-11) Chairwoman Traci Holt has been invited to discuss the proposed school closing and consolidation plan as prepared by the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD). "We want to get a'pulse for how the community is feeling about this issue and what ideas they may have," Holt said. asked that I provide a Tucker sMd there had been summary of the Chester 7-11 some additions to the district Committee actions, subcom- mittee work and what we have found to date," Holt said. In addition to extending a Basin-wide invitation to the meeting, Thrall said she plans to invite PUSD Super- intendent Glenn Harris and local board trustee Sonja Ande'rson to the Suriday townhall meeting. website, but it was basically information members had already been given in their committee packets; it was not what they requested. Requests to fill out surveys resulted in 169 responses, all before the committee began meeting. Parent Wendy Weight and the Sierra Institute for Com- munity and Environment were leads on this survey, available in hard copy and online. In sharing the results, Weight said there was a co.m- mon theme throughout. People wanted a dynamic, innovative and flexible cur- riculum for their children, with online, vocational and other class options. If Greenville High School closed, most respondents indicated that they would either work hard to keep it open or seek a local alterna- tive. Only six marked accep- tance that their children might be bused to another community, and 22 were un- sure what they would do. Seven out of 10 people who wrote in a comment under the "other" heading men- tioned that they would move out of the county ompletely. Others wanted more accountability and stricter reviews of faculty and the availability of non-curricular class options, like sports, art and music. There were 94 people who wanted both traditional and charter Options available,. and 90 people wanted a unified K - 12 option. Only eight agreed they would allow their children to be bused out of the valley to school, while 71 would require busing so their children could participate in after-school activities, like sports. And 49 said their children would be unable to .partici- pate in after-school activities at all if they were bused to Quincy or Chester for school. There will be a joint meet- ing of school closure and con- solidation committees in the Greenville schools cafeteria Saturday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. They will report to each other about their efforts and talk about their commonali- ties and how to communicate with the district board when their reports are due at the regular meeting Wednesday, March 28. IT'S TIME ... We're ready when you are! Serving Greenville & Indian Valley Postal Service: USPS (No. 775-460.) Periodicals postage paid at Greenville, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing, Co., Inc. Mailing address: P.O. Box 469, Greenville, CA 95947. How to contact us: (530) 284-7800. Email mail @ plumasnews.com; Web Page http://www.plumasnews.com Ownership and Heritage: Established Nov. 20, 1930. Published weekly, it is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 3 p.m. Legals: Noon; Thursday. Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Friday, 1 p.m. Breaking news: Anytime! To Subscribe: Call "(530) 284-7800 or use the handy coupon below, or sende-mail to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Indian Valley Record is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 5462 and qualified for publication of mat- ters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmasten Send change of address orders to the Indian Valley Record, P.O. Box 469, Greenville, CA 95947. Michael C. Taborskl Co-Owner/Publisher Keri Taborski Sherri McConnell Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Display Advertising Manager Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Asst. Vice PresJAdmin. Asst, Vice Pres./Operations Delaine Fragnoli Tom'Fomey Managing Editor Production Manager Alicla Knadler Elise Monroe Resident Editor Bookkeeper Sandy Condon Eva Small Human Resources Director Composing Manager Mary Newhouse Jenny Lee Classified/Circ. Manager Photo Editor Indian Valley Record | p.o. Box 469, Greenville, CA 95947 | I Please enter my subscription for  years. I I [j Enclosed find my check for $ I i In County $26 per year  Out of State $44 per year I I l In California *37 per year. | Name '1 Adclron City, State, Zip n SubsoripUons can be transferred, but nM iefunded. a     mum umm      mum, m BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES APPLES PEACHES APRICOTS PLUMS PEARS ASIAN PEARS NECTARINES CHERRIES Inexpensive and easy to plant in their dormant state Organic, veggie, herb Peat aidflEEDswer $Startinl00a 9 Pots I Seedling Starting Mix Ready to plant and grow Mary Washington ASPAIUGUS I Our roots are deep in Plumas County * Quality & Experiefice Since 1946 Where we love our plants enough to raise them here Full Service Florist  Don't forget, we deliver! 41796 Hwy. 70, Quincy i Open: Near Feather River College Mon.-Fri.: 9am - Spm 283-2010 Sat. 9am- Spm Closed Sun. i To send a legal: typesetting@plumasnews.com To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews.com League. of Women Voters hosts panel discussion The future of public schools throughout Plumas County is the focus of a League of Women Voters Program set for Thursday, March 1, at the Quincy library. The 6 p.m. meeting will feature a panel of members of the four 7-11 committees established by the Plumas Unified School District board. The committees have been meeting since January to consider the needs of their specific Communities and make recommendations, in- cluding discussing the school closures proposed by District Superintendent Glenn Harris. The program will include an opportunity for questions to these committee members, who represent the Chester, Indian Valley, Qu!ncy and Portoia areas. . For further information, contact League Co-chair- woman Joyce Scroggs at 283-0795, or program chair Jane Braxton Little at 284-6516. File Your Taxes Today Individual Business Non-Profit Electronic Filing Quick Refunds Over 20 years experience Mary Cheek, EA, CPA Certified Public Accountant Licensed to practice by the IRS 258-1040 130 E, Willow St., Chester (Next to Chevron) MaryCheekCPA@FrontierNet.Net PUBLIC NOTICE Round Valley Road, Greenville property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11- 0135127 Title Order No. 110540483 Investor/Insurer No. 6473266457 APN No. 110-200-001-000 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LORI A CAN- NIZZARO, dated 12/26/2006 .and recorded 1/4/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0000073,. in Book, Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Plumas County, State of California, will sell on 03/2312012 at 11:00 AM, At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or Check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in th e property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real propey described above is purporled to be: 133 ROUND VALLEY ROAD, GREENVILLE, CA, 95947. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incor- rectness of the street address and other com- mon designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with inter- est thereon of the obligation secured by the properly to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $153,606.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or say- ings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Cede and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an "AS IS" condition, but without covenant or warran- ty, express or implied, regarding title, posses- sign or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebt- edness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provid- ed, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, arges and expenses of the Trustee and of the 'trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/1612012 RECONTRUST COM- PANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914: 01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector atlempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4200096 02/2912012, 03/0712012, 03/14/2012 Published IVR Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 2012