Paradise Unified School District receives $6 million grant for generators

One Northern California school district has been given a grant to buy essential equipment designed to help keep kids learning even during emergencies.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 11:47 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - One Northern California school district has been given a grant to buy essential equipment designed to help keep kids learning even during emergencies.

The superintendent for Paradise Unified School District tells Action News Now the plan is to use that grant money to purchase generators.

If there were a PG&E power shutoff - that could mean a disruption to virtual learning.

Recently - the school district received a $6 million grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture to buy generators for its campuses.

Action News Now met with superintendent Tom Taylor - he says that dollar amount does not cover the entire district but the money will help.

"There are two parts to it, being sure that we don't lose everything in our freezers. Which can be very costly. $50,000 to $75,000 a day something like that if we lose food. And also having school ready for our staff and our students," Taylor said.

Taylor adds - the main use for these generators will be to power schools in Magalia which experience snow days.

Currently, the school has three scheduled make up days in the current academic school year.

Last year the Paradise Unified School District used six days because of PG&E power shutoffs.

The school had to apply for waivers for three additional days.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Chico
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 48°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 48°
Chico
Mostly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 55°
Thursday was the last fairly quiet weather day that we'll have in northern California as a series of storms will move our way through next week. Our first chance for rain and snow showers arrives Friday morning with a cold front.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events