The seven trustees on the Sacramento County Board of Education keep a low profile. Still, their oversight is broad — approving charter schools, running teacher training, operating classes for kids who’ve been expelled or incarcerated, plus handling the Local Control Accountability Plans that school districts use to set critical funding priorities.
While it would be better if Prop. 50 more specifically laid out when it could apply, there is a safeguard. It would require a two-thirds vote of the Senate or Assembly, rather than the simple majority to suspend a lawmaker now and only with pay.
Experience and knowledge matter, especially at this crucial time when the city has a chance to capitalize on better economic times and the new downtown arena, and to turn the corner on perennial problems such as crime and homelessness.
In recent years, the Davis City Council has made major strides on long-delayed projects from roads and surface water to smart development and fiscal stability. Compared to the acrimonious Davis councils of yore, this is real progress. We’d hope the productivity continues.