No ‘Super Centers’ |

No ‘Super Centers’

The fact that I believe our county is superbly served by county superintendent of education (CSE), Terry McAteer is not the reason for my opposition to the California Performance Review (CPR) recommendation to close the individual offices of CSE.

Replacing the individual CSE by 11 state “Super Centers” would clearly cause a major loss in local control of our schools. Our CSE reports to us by standing for election by us. The 11 Super Centers would be appointed in Sacramento by whoever was then governor. We could probably guess pretty closely where they’d be centered. Not very close to Nevada County, I’ll bet. Moreover, the estimated savings are minuscule; the loss of local control would be enormous.

In my letter to the governor, I will express basic support for the CPR but not in areas as sensitive as our schools. Local control there is very important, I believe. Let the governor know your feelings; he has sought our input. Send it to him.

Donald A. Herrmann

Grass Valley

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