Del Norte County's deputy school superintendent was listed in stable condition Monday following a motorcycle wreck Friday morning.
Rodney Jahn was expected to be moved Monday to an observation room from the intensive care unit at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
"His condition has improved," said Superintendent Don Olson.
Olson and other school district staff members have pulled together to cover for Jahn
"We have met at a cabinet level. We've pulled the calendar of duties
together that Mr. Jahn had," said Olson. "He took on a lot of
responsibility. We're just making sure that we have all those items
Jahn, 62, was riding his 1996 Harley Davidson about 50 mph south of
Mary Peacock Bridge on U.S. Highway 199 toward stopped traffic around
9:50 a.m., according the California Highway Patrol.
While braking, Jahn lost control of his motorcycle, slammed into the
rear of a 1995 Ford F-150 and was thrown off his bike, the CHP said.
Jahn was taken to Sutter Coast Hospital with moderate injuries, the
CHP said. He was later flown to Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
Jahn has been the deputy superintendent since 1988 for the school
district and County Office of Education. In this role, he maintains
budgets, is responsible for student information systems, health and
welfare benefits, worker's compensation, property and liability
insurance programs and oversees various departments, such as
transportation and food services.
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