Extreme Heat Puts Some PUSD Classrooms on Early Release


Continued extreme heat prompts Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Bill Roderick to place all schools in the district without air conditioning on early release for the rest of the week. This includes all four communities of Greenville, Quincy, Portola, and Chester. The early releases impact only those schools without air conditioning, which means that C. Roy Carmichael Elementary in Portola and Quincy Junior Senior High School will be on a regular release schedule. Greenville elementary and high school, Quincy elementary campuses, Portola High, and Chester elementary and High students will be released earlier in the day.

The early releases will last throughout the week and are as follows:

Greenville Elementary – 12:30 p.m.
Greenville High School – 12:30 p.m.
Quincy Elementary Alder campus – 12:30 p.m.
Quincy Elementary Pioneer campus – 12:40 p.m.
Portola High School – 12:50 p.m.
Chester Elementary School – 12:30 p.m.
Chester High School – 1 p.m.

Roderick said that some of the times selected were to accommodate shared buses.

Be prepared if you are in Plumas county for another round of potential rolling blackouts. An alert sent out across wireless service was issued last evening around 6 pm that urged homes to conserve immediately to reduce the stress on the grid and was found to be successful. Get ready for that to possibly happen again this evening, cool your house now and use large appliances prior to 4 pm.

Yesterday the state peaked at energy demands of 52,000megawatts, setting new records from the previous high of over 50,000 in 2006. If the grid continues to be stressed you may lose power for up to two hours during the blackout.

The decision to conduct these outages will be made by the grid operator.

For information about areas that may be affected, visit www.pge.com/rotatingoutages.