Executive Director asks for support in Taylorsville

Executive Director asks for support in Taylorsville
Posted on 09/29/2021
PCS Executive Director, Taletha Washburn meets with State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond

Executive Director Asks for Support in Taylorsville

Plumas Charter School students in Indian Valley were welcomed back to campus September 27th after a delayed start due to the Dixie Fire. The state superintendent, Tony Thurmond flew in from Los Angeles to greet Plumas Unified School District and Plumas Charter School administrators, staff and students in Taylorsville. Jake Wolf from the California Department of Education’s Disaster Relief department and Bruce Ross from State Assemblywoman Megan Dahle’s office were also in attendance. 

Thurmond asked what PCS’ immediate needs were and Executive Director, Taletha Washburn advocated for support in obtaining portable classrooms quickly and help with loss of revenue. Thurmond pledged to get the portables there as soon as possible and before January 2022, which was when the school was told they could get them. He also assured administrators that they wouldn’t lose funding due to the effects of the Dixie Fire. 
Wolf has been working closely with PCS in the aftermath of the Dixie Fire and was able to see the Indian Valley Academy site, and the location for the portable classrooms, and meet the administrators and staff he’s been communicating with. “I’m glad he was able to see the situation in person, he has been very helpful in supporting the disaster relief process,” said Washburn. 
When the Dixie Fire burned through Greenville on August 4th, 2021 PCS’ Greenville Learning Center was among the structures lost. The learning center was the campus for TK through 6th grade and served 50 students. PCS is working with insurance as well as CalOES to secure portable classrooms which will be located next to Indian Valley Academy. In the meantime, the elementary campus is located at the Gem and Mineral Museum Hall in Taylorsville. 

By Rachel Goings, Public Relations Specialist

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In the photo: PCS Executive Director, Taletha Washburn meets with State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond. Photo by Jake Wolf