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November PSPS Notes
November PSPS Notes
Tracy Smith
Thursday, November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019

Dear Rincon Valley Families,

Since early October, our district students, families and staff have experienced incredible loss of instruction and disruption to their lives, much of which was due to the power shutdowns.  RVUSD is committed to finding ways to minimally power up our schools during these shutdowns in order to keep schools open. Please find an updated FAQ regarding the PG&E Power Shutdown Events to learn more about those plans. 

We are learning together. Do you have questions or suggestions? Let us know by emailing

In the meantime, one of the best ways to make a difference is to contact your state representatives and/or the California Public Utilities Commission:

*To find your State Senate and Assembly representatives, type in your address at Find Your California Representative. To contact the California Public Utilities Commission, email CPUC President Marybel Batjer at

What they should know:

1- The school days that are missed due to Public Safety Power Shutoff events should be declared emergency days 

2- Our schools need state funding to back-up power systems, such as generators or mini-grids, but schools deserve to have some type of back-up power

3- PSPS events cost our community money in lost work, spoiled food, and extra child care costs. If the power shutoff affected your family, tell them how. 

We will continue to work diligently to find solutions to get our students to school and parents to work.


Tracy Smith