Bitney Springs moves to NU |

Bitney Springs moves to NU

Bitney Springs Charter High School will open this August in the G-wing of the Nevada Union High School campus in Grass Valley, said Karen Suenram, assistant superintendent with the high-school district.

“The school is now more centrally located,” Suenram said. “The positive thing for us – the high school district – is that the alternate programs that lacked space will now the opportunity to thrive at the McCourtney Road site.”

The high school district moved Bitney Springs in June from its former location on McCourtney Road because it needed the facility for Sierra Mountain High School, Nevada Union Adult Education and Nevada County Academy of Learning, Suenram said. The present locations of the three alternative schools are too small for them, she added.

Bitney Springs will be able to use NU’s auxiliary facilities, including the gymnasium, the field, the auditorium and the cafeteria, Suenram said.

In its new location, Bitney Springs occupies 10 classrooms that originally were built as temporary classrooms during a modernization project at NU, Suenram said.

The school previously was under the jurisdiction of the Twin Ridges School District but now is under the jurisdiction of the County Superintendent of Schools office.

“According to Proposition 39, the high school district must provide space to any site-based charter high school that’s geographically located within its boundaries and serves 80 or more students who would belong to the high school district if they weren’t with the charter school,” Suenram said.


To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail or call 477-4229.

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