The idea to combine North Sacramento’s districts isn’t new. But earlier plans, including a proposal to create two districts, never got off the ground. Opponents argued it would’ve caused economic and racial disparity. Now things are different.
"This time we’re all kind of on the same page."
Elizabeth Mitchell, a member of the Rio Linda district’s Board of Trustees, says creating one preschool-through-12th grade district will improve academic consistency and help save costs.
"We kind of talked and talked and finally all agreed that really the only way to do it is if we cooperatively join forces and make a larger district."
Right now, she says having three elementary districts and one high school district is too fragmented.
A public vote on the merger could possibly happen early next year.