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Board Meeting Rescheduled
Due to the evacuation order last week, the OUHSD board meeting has been rescheduled to March 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Prospect High School. The agenda will remain the same.
All of our schools are closed this week due a previously planned February break. School will resume on February 27th with a regular schedule.
Letter from the Superintendent
February 22, 2017
It has been a very eventful ten days in the community of Oroville, with the evacuations and threat of catastrophic flooding. The last ten days have made me proud to be a member of this community. Our community came together, stepped up to help their neighbors and did what they could do to be part of the solution. Members of my staff throughout the district assisted at some of the evacuation centers by serving food, getting donations of clothing and personal items and entertaining kids that were displaced. I am very proud of my Oroville, Butte County and district communities. Together we can accomplish anything!
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 on our school sites. OUHSD has had a comprehensive crisis response plan 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.
When the spillway failed, we activated our crisis plan and did have a plan for getting our students and your children to safety. We have reviewed our current plan to make sure we have all of the potential issues covered in case we have to evacuate. We have also collaborated with Butte County Office of Emergency Services, Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Oroville Police Department to coordinate our response in case of an emergency. We have a plan to transport all students to a safe place where unification with parents will take place. Each situation and the affected areas will determine the manner of evacuation and ultimate evacuation site. As a parent, I want you to know that the safety of everyone on my school sites is my highest priority and I will take the measures necessary to insure their safety.
When your child returns to school on February 27, 2017, be assured that the district has a comprehensive crisis response plan at all of our schools. We will do the best we can to insure that all of our students and staff are safe.
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 email@example.com if you have questions, concerns and/or comments that I can assist you with.
Dr. Corey Willenberg