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Question or comments? Contact Editor Lisa Van De Hey at WEDNESDAY >> MARCH 23, 2016 THE GRIDLEY HERALD Jr- COACH FROM PAGE 1 find. He works hard and was in track when I was a coach. He is a quiet leader and as Coach Tony Dungy said, 'It's about the journey, mine and yours and the lives we impact. The legacy we leave and we can change for the better? Mike Bedortha told the board he helps Coach Carr with track. "We have 42 kids on the track team, more than softball and baseball combined. My first year with Coach Carr they came out for him. Mel said it all. "Coach Carr is so committed. He is here for the kids to have a good time. Without him there would not be the participation. Before he started coaching track there were normally seven kids if that. He is the reason 42 kids are out for track:' "I'm not sure you could get a coach who can get a team together like Coach Carr, Perry Roles told the board members. Brian Harrison stated he told his children they would stay at Biggs and he wouldn't break his prom- ise. "I spoke to three different board members about this matter and got three completely different an- swers, he said. Harrison asked that the board mem- bers draft a letter to explain the reasons behind the advertising for coaching positions. Many of those speaking were alumni of Biggs schools themselves, such as Allan Fischer who thanked the board for their time spent on what had to be a thankless issue. He asked if the reason was any of the following: "A School Board policy; State Board of Education policy or a contract agreement with the teachers union? Public remarks ended with Johnny Jackson who came back to the school to defend his former football coach. "I was way too small to play Center as a junior but he was always there to mentor me on and off the field. He was always there for me, trying to get me in the weight room when I wasn't even open to it. I couldn't have asked for a better football coach? Wheeler waited for everyone to have their say when she explained that normally when an item is not on the agenda, the board does not have to reply but given the topic the board felt they should give some explanation. "We are doing this out of love for the situation; she explained to the packed board room. "None of this was a personal attack on Mr. Carr. I wish it were a board issue but it is State of California Code 44919. The California Ed Code states, in part, "Gov- erning boards shall classify as temporary employees persons, other than substitute employees, who are employed to serve in a limited assignment supervis- ing athletic activities of pupils; provided, such assign- ment shall first be made available to teachers pres- ently employed by the district." President Wheeler explained that per an agree- ment made between the Biggs Unified School District and the Biggs Unified Teachers Association, a stipend position must be posted as comes available and that each walk-on coach will be notified after each Season if no teacher applies for the position as a coach. Because Biggs Unified has grown, it is now neces- sary for four new positions to be advertised for Biggs High. "I hope all of you noticed our Superintendent won a State Award and we had to open four positions at the high school. Our great coaches wouldn't have had the opportunity to be so great with three of those teachers retiring. "How lucky are we to be bringing four new teach- ers because of retirement and because the high school numbers are going up. "We all love this man (Carr). I love this man; she told the crowd. GRIDLEY HERALD RAFFLE PRIZES & DONATIONS: ACE HARDWARE STARBUCKS-GRIDLEY ALMENDRA WINERY STUDIO J AZEVEDO FIRE ARMS TIFFANY'S SALON BANK OF THE WEST-GRIDLEY WESTERN MILLING AND BIG VALEY AG BYRNES FARMS BIGGS FFA WESTGATE HARDWOODS BISHOPS GUIDING SERVICE WHEELER FEED BUTTE COUNTY FAIR WlSHING CORNER CASSlDY RALPH & LAURIE CANDACE KIMMELSHUE GILLION CINDY'S COUNTRY AND MORE CONTINENTAL ATHLETIC SUPPLY DAMSEL IN DEFENSE (TANJA HAWES) FEATHER FALLS CASINO GRIDLEY FFA GRIDLEY FFA FLORAL DEPT GRIDLEY HERALD HAMMONS, JASON &TIFFANY HICKMAN WINERY HOMEWOOD SUITES HUGHES, JOE AND MARGARET J & G FARMING JIMMY & ASHLEY JOHNSON DAX & KAREN KIMMELSHUE LONG CREEKWlNERY LUNDBERGS FARMS MAC'S MARKET MANZANITA MARKET MASIE JANES MOONEY FARMS PIZZA ROUNDUP- BIGGS RCBS- OROVILLE RT'S BODY SHOP SALON 7 SORENSONS PEST SOHNREY FAMILY FARMS 6th ANNUAL BARN BENEFIT DINNER BY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK ADVISORY COMMITTEE SPONSORS LEVEL I: JONES FLYING SERVICE ORCHARD MACHINERY CORP (OMC) LEVEL 2: VANELLA FARM STORE LEVEL 3: CASA LUPE -GRIDLEY FARM CREDIT WEST RABO BANK QUOTA - GRIDLEY FOOTHILL DISTRIBUTING LEVEL 4: BENS TOILETS GOLDEN STATE FARM CREDIT MONTA FARMS MOFFITT FARMS NORTH VALLEY AG-CHICO BAR SPONSORS: GRIDLEY COUNTRY FORD On behalf of the Butte County Fair Junior Livestock Advisory Committee I would like to thank all of our sponsors, those that donated items for the raffle/silent auction, our caterer, Oroville Rescue Mission, members of the committee and fair staff that put in numerous hours, the Butte County Fair Director for their support but most of all the people that purchased tickets for the dinner and came out on a Thursday night in the rain to support the JLA'"S 6th Annual Barn Benefit Dinner. It was a great success because of all of these people. eeeo "We have this fantastic growth. Positions are open for football, cheer, volleyball and baseball. Any of these new teachers can apply - it is their right per the State of California Education Code. We would love to fill coaches positions with the current ones but we are happy we are adding four new teachers because of growth. Right now is an exciting time but it is unfor- tunate a dear man has been caught in the meantime. "Please call any of us if you want to talk fur- ther. Hopefully we will get another Mel McLaughlin or Dale Kalbach. There are a lot of things we have learned. We have not had this many new teachers in a real long time especially at the high school? Typical of McLaughlin, he asked for a hand (of applause) for the school board to which the crowd of course complied before filing out. 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