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Portola Reporter Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9.lE Board seeks firm to find a new superintendent James Wilson Staff Writer The Plumas Unified School District held a special board meeting May 27 to review proposals from firms that specialize in filling administrative positions for school districts. Superintendent Micheline Miglis turned in her resignation May 11, and Chief Business Officer Yvonne Bales is set to retire at the end of the school year. Miglis was hired as superintendent of Carpinteria Unified School District in Santa Barbara County last month. To fill the positions, the PUSD board plans to hire outside help to widen the candidate pools. PUSD received seven proposals for the superintendent search and three for the CBO search (two from the same firm). Proposals for the search for a superintendent ranged from $7,000 to $21,500. Two proposals omitted a cost, but mentioned the firms could provide a price quote if required. Proposals were submitted by Dave Long & Associates, DMP Small School Districts' Association, Douglas and Associates, ELS, Leadership Associates, Nevada COE and Ray & Associates. ELS was the firm that recruited Miglis to PUSD and Dave Long & Associates recruited her for the Carpinteria district. The board decided it needed more time to review the proposals and research the firms. PUSD board president Leslie Edlund and director Traci Holt volunteered to look more into each firm and present their findings to the board at its meeting tomorrow. Cost estimates for the CBO search ranged from $5,800 to $14,200. Two proposals were submitted: by Ryland SBC and School Services of California. Edlund said the board hopes it will not have to use a search firm for the CBO position -- it all depends on how strong the candidate pool is by the closing date for applications, which was Monday, The board Will discuss the search for both positions further tomorrow at the school district office at 5 p.m. Plumas students use photos to showcase problems James Wilson Staff Writer Youth from Portola, Greenville and Quincy shared various problems in the communities to an audience at the Town Han Theatre on May 13 in the first Photovoice showcase. Presenters shared photos they took around their communities and presented them along with their stories that demonstrated problems in Plumas County. Topics presented included safe routes to school, healthy versus unhealthy retail environments and access to healthy food. Public Health employees FRC students will go extended periods of times without eating-- up to four days. Knowing how to cook is another problem. The students said that 37 percent of the campus community does not know how to cook anything at all, and 66 percent don't know how to cook a nutritious meal. The student presenters highlighted several different resources for free or cheap food available to college students in Quincy, but said that most students are unaware of those resources. Members of Portola's Friday Night Live group presented a Photovoice involving safe routes to Zach Revene arid: Megan school. Their message Manld also]resent a .... summed.up wasamaged , Phooice on the recent roads equals damaged lives," $4-a-Day Challenge they undertook. Revene and Mansfield highlighted the difficulties involved with eating healthy on a limited budget. Students in the Feather River College club Enactus presented first on hunger among students at the college. Accompanying the FRC students' photos were alarming statistics. According to the presentation, 45 percent of Problem areas the Portola students documented on film included a lack of school-crossing signs, a lack of sidewalks, and a high voltage sign that reads "Keep away," right onthe walking path. The Friday Night Live group from Greenville gave the final presentation-- on retail environments in Indian Valley. An area the group specifically looked at was the placement of alcoholic products. One photo presented showed an ad for beer placed next to an ad for fishing bait, subliminally suggesting that beer and fishing go hand-in-hand. Another photo showed alcohol on the shelves next to soda, a popular product for children. Another photo showed numerous mixed messages found in a grocery store. Alcohol was placed near a poster supporting the Wounded Warrior Project and children's breakfast foods. Group members said they had an idea of what to look for when walking into the stores, but found a lot more examples than they thought they would. Public Health gave each studen group a stipeci Of" $i,000 to create the Photovoice. They were able to access half their stipend at the beginning of the project and the other half after completion. Enactus plans to use its stipend to start a microfmance program for professors at Great Lakes Regional College in Kanungn, Uganda, Many professors there need side businesses in order to afford to continue teaching. Garage Sale Time? The Plumas-Lassen Classified Section: It's the first place prospective buyers meet the sellers.* Get a FREE garage sale kit when placing your garage sale ad! 1(2 Your ad also appears on & 0 n Hurry inf Selection!: Y Best