Deputy supt. is ‘improved’ after wreck

Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate

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

covered."

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.

Reach Anthony Skeens at askeens@triplicate.com .

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