SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

Here’s your chance…

Today the Sacramento Bee outlines the upcoming SCUSD election in an editorial.
The filing period for candidates opens Monday, July 14, and runs through Friday, Aug. 8. Quoting from the editorial:

The biggest changes will come in Sacramento City Unified, where voters in 2006 approved a shift from an at-large system of electing school board members to a system of seven geographic districts. This means that the three candidates elected in 2006 – Ellyne Bell, Jerry Houseman and Roy Grimes – will serve out their four-year terms, representing Districts 1, 2 and 6.

But the remaining four districts (3, 4, 5 and 7) will elect new board members.

The three reformers still on the board from the late Mayor Joe Serna’s 1996 slate – Rick Jennings, Karen Young and Manny Hernandez – do not live in any of the new open districts, so they can’t run. These incumbents and their years of experience will be eliminated from the board.

So far, two candidates have stepped forward in District 3, two in District 4, one in District 5 and one in District 7.

There are about 22,000 voters and about 14,000 households represented by each of these new seats. The districts are small enough for candidates to engage directly with voters at their doors. All of these new districts need strong contests.


Written by scusdobserver

July 8, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Posted in Election

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