During the 2019-2020 school year, the District transitioned to a by-trustee area election system to ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act (“CVRA”). The current Trustee Area map has been in place since then. Every decade when the Census is released, the Board must review the new Census data on the current Trustee Area map to ensure population balance across each area. If balance exists within the permissible deviation, the Board can re-adopt the same map for use in District Board elections until the next Census is released. If the population is no longer balanced, the Board must adjust the map to regain population balance across the Trustee Areas.
A demographer has confirmed that the current Trustee Area map is no longer balanced based on the new Census data. The demographer has prepared 3 adjusted map options designed to regain population balance across the Trustee Areas. Please review Scenarios 1, 2, and 3 and share your preference with the Board at the next Board meetings on January 20 and February 3.