Potential Threat at Las Plumas High School
We received information of a potential threat at Las Plumas High School that was going to happen today during lunchtime. The school immediately contacted the Butte County Sheriff's Office, who responded to the school. Although the rumor was unfounded, the deputies stayed on campus during lunchtime to show a presence and make sure our students and staff were safe. The security and safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority. We encourage parents who hear rumors to contact the school office immediately.
One daytime and one evening meeting will be held this year to accommodate stakeholder schedules. The first meeting was held on March 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Las Plumas High School library. Click here to view the handouts distributed at the meeting. The second meeting will be held on April 6th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room 10 at Oroville Adult School. If you are unable to attend the meetings but would like to give input, click here to send an email. Click here to review the California School Dashboard (by subgroup) results for our district that will be incorporated into the LCAP this year. Click here to see our LCAP that was approved last year.
Letter from the Superintendent
March 9, 2017
I attended Sheriff Honea’s press conference this morning where he released information about the Butte County Evacuation Plan. There are 11 zones, covering the Oroville, Palermo, Gridley and Biggs areas. Each evacuation zone has a specific route listed to evacuate the area and has evacuation centers named.
The link to all of this information is buttecounty.net/oem. The Sheriff urged people to review the links on the website and familiarize themselves with the evacuation routes, preparedness in the event we have to evacuate again and signing up for the emergency notification system.
The Evacuation Warning for Butte County is still in place. According to DWR Director Croyle, they are making progress on repairing parts of the spillway, repairing the power plant and cleaning up the river. To date, they have removed 750,000 cubic feet of debris from that area.
Part of my job as Superintendent is to make sure there are systems and procedures in place to respond to emergencies in order to protect every person at our school sites. OUHSD has had a comprehensive crisis response plan in place since 2001. We review and refine the plan at least annually and after any incident in which we activate the plan. We involve local law enforcement and fire agencies in the development of our plans. I believe we have one of the best safety plans in the entire county.
As we work together to make the high schools in the Oroville Union High School District great places for kids to learn, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (530) 538-2300, extension 1107, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, concerns and/or comments that I can assist you with.
Dr. Corey Willenberg