A Full-time music teacher was discussed at the School Board meeting in Loyalton on May 9th. Superintendent James Berardi stated Prop 28 funds for music and arts education would be used for this position. He received letters of support from Sierra Schools Foundation and Sierra County Arts Council. Initial plan is the Sierra Plumas Unified School District would cover benefits and Prop 28, SSF and Sierra County Arts Council would cover the rest of the salary. Salary amounts would depend on the credentialed teacher’s years of experience. This will be an action item on the next agenda June 21st.
TITLE IX was discussed during the joint meeting of the Sierra County Board of Education and Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District Governing Board on May 9th. Superintendent James Berardi reported there was a complaint girl’s softball didn’t have the same access as boy’s baseball at Loyalton High School. He stated they were collecting bids on fencing and backstops and have space to build a softball field behind the boys field. He said the girls need equal access, adding the other option is to take away from the boys so it becomes equal. Berardi stated they would rather add than take away.