The annual Swinging for the Schools Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th, which is a big fundraiser that helps to fund these grants.
THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT TO SIERRA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS tentative appointment and Oath of Office was held during the Sierra County Board of Education meeting held August 13th in Downieville. James Berardi had his last board meeting this evening in Nevada County, so wasn’t present to take the Oath of Office. Board Chair Mike Moore stated they received his agreement on the contract Saturday, August 17th. Moore said Berardi used to teach in Sierra County and will officially start on Monday, September 16th. He said Berardi owns property in Goodyears Bar and plans to buy a new home in Sierra Valley. Moore stated it was very difficult deciding on a Superintendent as they had a lot of good candidates. Moore made the motion to appoint James Berardi with a salary of $23,864 per year on the County side, which passed unanimously. The Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District board voted unanimously to appoint Berardi with a salary of $126,136 annually on the District side.
A BUS ROUTE to Beckwourth was looked at by Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District as a request was made by several families who live there. Interim Superintendent and Loyalton High School Principal, Tom Jones stated any extension of bus routes could put bus drivers in jeopardy of getting to school on time. He stated he reached out to the families in Beckwourth and told them they will keep looking at other options. Right now, Beckwourth students can catch the bus in Vinton or on A23.