(Oroville, CA) — TK-8 Concow students in the Golden Feather Union School District displaced by the Camp Fire will be located in a new school facility. Spring Valley School at 2771 Pentz Road will reopen its doors when schools resume across Butte County on Monday, December 3. The site was closed in 2010 due to declining enrollment, but became the answer for educating district students after the Camp Fire ripped through Concow.
“Many families from the area are displaced, but they want to send their children to school with their classmates and teachers. Most of our displaced families from the Camp Fire are now residing in Oroville. Our vacant Spring Valley School site is less than 15 miles from Oroville, making access to the Concow School family possible.” said Superintendent Josh Peete.
Wheels are in motion this week to make the site pleasant and well supplied to support quality teaching and student learning. Before students return to class, items are being moved down from Concow School. Internet is being installed. Detailed cleaning and landscaping work is being done, and more. Many groups are helping in the effort to make this site ready for use.
The Golden Feather Union School District would like to thank Sunrise Rotary of Chico, Noon Rotary of Chico, the Golden Feather Parents’ Club, Butte County Office of Education, and the GFUSD staff for hard work, resources, and expertise in making this school ready for students. “We are also deeply thankful for the heroic efforts of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, CalOES, and all first responders,” said Peete.
The Golden Feather Union School District serves students in the Butte Valley, Cherokee, Yankee Hill, and Concow community.