The school district is to big for its own good. However I hear the monies received from Chevron have a lot to do with it. At one point Hercules tried to break away and it never happened. The school district touches the flat lands of Richmond as far south to El Cerrito and as far North to Hercules. Huge foot print, hard to place a one size fits all. Its been like this for ever....and it will continue to be this way.