Parents are invited to submit their interest in open positions on the Governing Board in early April. Candidates submit a letter of interest by a deadline set at the end of April. Ballots are then sent home to all families (one vote per family) and are dropped off in the office before school during the first week in May. Ballots are publicly counted in the office. Results are announced via email, posted on the website, and on the school Facebook page.
Term: Entirety of employment as CCCS Principal
Steve Hitchko grew up in Chico with his three brothers. He has a daughter who attends Pleasant Valley High School in Chico. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. Hitchko was a professional bull rider. His first teaching job was at a Community Day School. He has been teaching middle school at CCCS since the 2012-2013 school year. He has coached freshman girls basketball at Paradise High School the past two seasons. He is an avid college basketball and football fan.
Term: June 1 2016-May 31, 2018
I've lived in the town of Paradise for almost 50 years. I raised 3 children who attended Paradise Schools, were involved in the arts, and school sports. My entire career has been in the field of education: school secretary, day care provider, teacher, and I have a Masters Degree in Education.
Term: At the discretion of PUSD
Term: June 1, 2015-May 31, 2017
Maximilian Barteau was born in Truro, England and moved to Tulare, California in 1978, graduating from Tulare Western High School in 1992. He then attended from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences and Public Health in 1996. Mr. Barteau completed his education University of the Pacific's at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California, earning a Juris Doctor in 2003.
Since 2001, Mr. Barteau has made his home in Paradise, where he currently lives with his wife, Charli, and their four children Mallorie (12), Alexandra (10), Madeleine (8), and Andrew (6). Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Barteau worked in commercial and residential real estate, information technology, and higher education. His professional experience includes an internship with the State of California Attorney General's office and an externship with the United States Attorney's Office, Civil Division. In 2004, Mr. Barteau established the Law Office of Maximilian G. Barteau, a solo law firm handling such matters as real estate transactions and litigation, business formation and governance, estate planning and administration, family law, and bankruptcy. Mr. Barteau is currently licensed to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.
In additional to his law practice, Mr. Barteau has been involved in the Paradise and Chico communities volunteering on various nonprofit organizations and boards, including the Paradise Ridge Youth Soccer Club, Paradise Performing Arts Center, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and Paradise Youth Sports and Family Center (Paradise Community Village project), which aims to provide parks and affordable housing to all area residents.
Term: June 1, 2015-May 31, 2017
Term: June 1, 2016-May 31, 2018
I was born in Paradise and lived here until the end of my 7th grade year when my family and I moved to Lodi, CA. My father's job required him to move offices roughly every 2 years so the middle of the way through 9th grade I moved to Windsor Ca. At the beginning of my senior year in high school we had one more move to Rocklin CA. Upon completion of high school I moved back to the Santa Rosa area for college, where I ended up getting my EMT certification. I moved back to Butte County in 1996 where I started working for a local ambulance service and obtained my Paramedic license in 1998 which I still maintain. My husband Mike and I have lived in the Paradise area since 1998 and we have 3 children, Colby 12, Casey 11 and Lauren 8. We have been CCCS parents since 2013 and feel very blessed to be able to have our children part of an educational system that is focused on the children. Up until last year I worked for Cal Fire/Butte County and decided that my kids were only going to be young once and it was more important for me to be there for them so I quit my job and became a stay at home mom.