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Truant elementary students cost North Coast school 

districts more than $20 million.

Nearly a quarter of Lake County elementary students skipped school last year,— one of the highest rates in the statecosting districts $416 per pupil. 

Sonoma County's truancy rate is 12 percent — one of the lowest in the state. But the 5,000 truant students 

cost county schools $14 million last year.

With a 14 percent truancy rate, Mendocino county 

schools lost $4 million in state education funds.

Studies indicate that chronically truant students — 

those that miss at least 10 percent of the school year — are more likely to drop out of high school and to 

end up jobless or turn to crime.

State law defines truants as those who are absent or

 tardy more than 30 minutes without a valid excuse 

three times in a school year.

Lake County's high truancy rate is exacerbated by 

economic factors, especially in rural areas, since low income students have higher rates of truancy.

Shrinking budgets have also contributed to districts 

cutting truancy reduction programs, Lake County is 

down to just one truancy officer from three officers 

two years ago.

The report highlights three districts in Mendocino 

CountyWillits , Laytonville and Round Valley that 

have lost $500,000 collectively for the past two years 

as a result of chronic absenteeism.


In Lakeport Heights, construction equipment began 

tearing down red tagged houses because of the landslide there.

The Spivey home on Lancaster Road split in half and fell into a hole that resulted from a landslide, the 

cause of which is the subject of 45 lawsuits by 

residents against the county.

All together, seven structures are red-tagged and about half the residents in the 29-home subdivision left based on voluntary evacuation notices the county issued.

Late this summer, Community Development Dept. Director Rick Coel told the board that he was 

pursuing the abatement of two structures – the Spivey home and a nearby duplex which would make recontouring the soil – part of the process to winterize the landslide area – an easier task.

Coleman Construction has until Oct. 15 to remove the structures, do the soil contouring and cover the slide area above Hill Road with plastic. The county's goal

 is to keep the landslide area dry and prevent the 

ground movement from starting again.

The property owners maintain that the county's water system was responsible for causing the landslide.






The Mendocino County BURN BAN was LIFTED yesterday at 12:01 am


The 2013 Fire Season has not yet been declared 

closed, so burn permits are still required. Residents 

who obtained a CalFire Burn Permit last spring are 

advised to check the dates on their Burn Permit to 

ensure it is still valid. Burning Permits can be 

obtained at CalFire’s Howard Forest Headquarters, in Boonville, Covelo, Fort Bragg, 

 Hopland,; Laytonville ; Leggett,; Point Arena, and 























The League of Women Voters of Mendocino County will hold a public forum for Mendocino Coast 

Recreation and Park District candidates at 6 p.m. 

Wednesday, October 9 in the C.V. Starr Community Center, Fort Bragg. 

The Mendocino Women’s Political Coalition, the 

AAUW of Ukiah and the Ukiah Daily Journal will hold a public forum for Ukiah 

Fire Protection District, Millview County Water District; Mendocino Russian River Flood Control and Water

 Improvement District;  and Ukiah Unified School 

District on October 15 at 6 pm at the Ukiah Civic 


Polls will be open Tuesday, November 5 when voters cast ballots to fill seats on boards of special districts 

and school districts.  

Measure I (Little Lake Fire Protection District) seeks approval to create a tax of $14 per unit to construct a

 new replacement Fire Station in Willits. 









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