School district won’t join bid to redraw boundary |

School district won’t join bid to redraw boundary

Saying they feel that it was “a political issue that has been forced upon” them, the Clear Creek School District board of trustees voted not to participate in redrawing their district lines to exclude a trustee voted to serve on a neighboring school board.

Jay Betz won the second highest number of votes out of seven candidates in the November election for Pleasant Ridge Union School District and was sworn in Dec. 10 in the midst of questions whether he could keep the seat.

His address is in the Pleasant Ridge Union School District, but his house in the Clear Creek School District. Betz changed his address after he constructed a driveway to connect to Otter Drive, which put him the Pleasant Ridge Union School District, where his children go to school.

The Pleasant Ridge board of trustees voted Jan. 7 to ask the Clear Creek board of trustees to redraw their mutual boundary line to put Betz’ house and a few other parcels into Pleasant Ridge’s.

If both districts had agreed, they would have asked the County Committee of School District Reorganization to redraw the boundaries.


WHAT: Pleasant Ridge Union School District board of trustees meeting to discuss whether to start the process to redraw district boundaries to include a board member1s house.

WHEN: 7 p.m. today

WHERE: James W. Meshwert Building, 22580 Kingston Lane, Grass Valley (near Lake of the Pines)

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