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Lassen County Times Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1A Interim Superintendent rescinds his resignation Ruth Ellis News Editor rellis@lassennews.corn Lassen Union High School District Interim Superinten- dent Roy Casey told the board president he will rescind his verbal resignation. The board had requested Casey rescind his decision during a special Tuesday, March 19 meeting when it met to discuss certificated admin- istrators. After the closed session, Jones reported, "The board has asked me to ask Casey to rescind his verbal resignation and to continue on with the current superintendent con- tract for the 2013-14 and 2014- 15 school years." Teachers and parents filled the room and Jones' announcement was met with applause. According to Jones, after the board's March 12 meeting ended, Casey approached Jones and said he was resign- ing and giving his 30-day no- tice. In an email, Casey said, 'kfter the last board meeting (March 12) it was very clear to me and the public that it had become increasingly impor- tant to both the board mem- bers and me that we must share the same common vi- sion and mission for the edu- cation of all students. In order to accomplish the task, board Lassen Union High School District staff and teachers wait for the board of trustees to come out of closed session during a special, Tuesday, March 29 meeting. After closed session, board president Skip Jones said the board unanimously voted to request interim superintendent Roy Casey rescind his resignation. His announcementwas met with applause. Casey accepted the board's request Wednesday, March 20. Photo by Ruth Ellis members must share an equally important responsi- bility for supporting the en- tire staff through policy-mak- ing decisions. It is also impor- tant that the members of the board and the superintendent create a trust and bond that af- fords the respect for the stu- dents, staff, parents and our school community as we make the necessary changes to edu- cate all students in basic and more advanced skills. 's leaders of our educa- Why wear denim? Lassen Family Services is asking all employees of local nonprofit organizations, civic governments and other em- ployers to help recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of that effort, it's asking people to break the dress code and the silence Wednesday, April 24 and wear denim to work. To show appreciation for your support of its Denim Day campaign, stop by the office at 1306 Riverside Drive be- tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and register to win a steak dinney,f0r two, just by wearing jeans April 24. (The winner will be called at 4:30 p.m. the same day). Denim Day is sponsored by Lassen Family Services Inc. and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault to en- list public support to dispel harmful attitudes about rape. The Denim Day campaign began in 1999 with the coali- tion and the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women as part of an international protest of an Italian Supreme Court deci- sion to overturn a rapecon- viction because the victim was wearing jeans. The Ital- ian Supreme Court dismissed charges against a 45-year-old rape suspect because his 18- year-old victim was wearing jeans at the time of the at- tack. The court stated in its decision that "it is the com- mon knowledge ... that jeans cannot even be partly re- moved without the effective help of the person wearing them ... and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might." The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry from those who understand that coercion, threats and vio- lence go along with the act of rape. The unpopular verdict became an international sym- bol of myth-based injustice for sexual assault victims. Denim Day is an outward example of how a community can help change perceptions about violence against women, men and children. Support these organizations as they continue in their fight to prevent interpersonal vio- lence by challenging harmful attitudes, training women and youth in self-defense and safety, teaching violence pre- vention in the schools and the community at large and en- couraging schools and other agencies to join in these ef- forts. Look for future cam- paigns including self-defense for women and the R...MAAN motorcycle ride May 11. Call 'Lassen Family Services at 357-4599 for more information about prevention education presentations. Our comprehensive, professional auto repair services will restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition, quickly & affordably! 2201 Main St. Susanville tional community we must work together to solve all problems and break down barriers that will deter stu- dents from being successful. I believe that after the board's decision to support me as their superintendent that we can solve all problems and eliminate all barriers so our students can be successful while becoming career:and college-ready." Jones said he requested Casey not submit a letter until the board had a chance to meet. He said the board would discuss certificated ad- ministration and what it felt the role of administration should be and the direction it should go. Cases an educational con- sultant, has assisted with staff development at both the high school and John- stonville School. His back- ground is working as a cogni- tive coach and he mentors teachers, administrators and people in the Nevada State Department of Education, which helps him stay up-to- date with all federal initia- tives. The board approved enter- ing into an interim superin- tendent contract with Casey in July 2012 after former su- perintendent Dr. Todd Cutler gave his resignation in June. The board then approved a contract In November and Decem- ber, representatives from both the Lassen Teachers As- sociation and the Classified School Employees' Associa- tion both voiced the units' support of the current ad- ministration structure, which also includes principal Robbin Pedrett and dean of students Charles Thatch. The sentiment was the same during the recent spe- cial meeting. Jim Ernaga, co-president of the Lassen Teacher's Asso- ciation, said, "I was asked today on behalf of the Lassen Teacher's Association to make a statement to reiter- ate our wholehearted support of our current administra- tion. We believe that the deci- sions they are making are in the best interest of our stu- dents and we're behind them 100 percent. We actually had a vote, 35 members were able to vote. There was only one no vote to support our cur- rent administration today." Kathy Dickerson, president of the California Classified School Employee's Associa- LAMB-ALL CUTS 10 % OFF Through 3-30-13, while supplies lasL GIUSTI NATURAL LAMB , 254-6623 sou,,d ,h, ico s ou ,zza 22 2 IN STREET ' SUSANVILLE E a  (530) 252-8109 ..... ,., ...........  WE DELIVER/ Hours: 11:30am-Spin, 7 Days A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau FREE ESTIMATES tion said, "We once again want to reiterate that we are in full support of the current administration and would like to see it continue on." Representatives from the Susanville Indian Rancheria and the high school's admin- istration have been working together to increase the graduation rate among Na- tive American students. Aaron Dixon, Sr., tribal secretary/treasurer, also ad- vocated for the current ad- ministration. He said the administration has been working with the Rancheria to improve not only the infrastructure at the high school, but also to im- prove the education system for the children in the youth center and the preschool. "Because they want to sit down with us and increase the reading, math science and everything else," he said. According to Dixon, any disruption of that nature is going to interrupt the high school program, too. "I support this current ad- ministration that's in pro- cess here right now, Mr. Casey and the principal, and continue to work with them because they do care about our kids and this communi- ty," he said. Susanv/i00 00/wanis Club 's Annua[ ter Egg Hunt Sat., March 30, 2013 LASSEN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 9 am - Fairgrounds Opens 10 am-Egg Hunts Begin .ach area w/have a aolden that can ILlcney Lake Valley Assembly's 4()mmy and ke lresents Darla Lassiter and Connie Shrum of Taking women to the next level in Christ/ April th - (5 pm t tlcney Lake Valley Assembly This is a FREE event open to ALL WOMEN/ Dessert and refreshments will be provided. For more information call 253-3222.