Twin Rivers Voters May Get To Change Election Process

SACRAMENTO – In 2007 Sacramento County residents who were once a part of the Rio Linda, North Sacramento, Del Paso and Grant Unified School Districts came together to unite under the Twin Rivers Unified School District Banner. Trustees were elected to represent seven trustee areas, but were selected by voters from throughout the entire district. The expectation was that this would create a school district that was accountable to the entire community. Today, many residents say that is not the case and want a change.

Tonight, the Sacramento County Committee on School District Organization is holding it’s second informational hearing on a petition that allow voters to change how voters within The Twin Rivers Unified School District Boundaries select their representatives. If the petition is approved, voters in the June 2012 election would be asked if the current method of election should be changed to trustee area elections, where voters elect one candidate who lives and runs in their trustee area.

Petitioners say that area elections would allow for more parent involvement and give all communities a greater reason to become more involved with their neighborhood schools.

If approved, Twin Rivers voters be allow to choose between the . the June 2012 ballot, whether they would prefer the current system, or would like to have candidates.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 pm and is being held at the former Grant District Office across from the Grant High School at 1333 Grand Ave., Building A-2.