FRC - PUSD - PCOE Trustee Area Boundary Public Forums (session #3)
A series of public forums will be held to encourage participation by stakeholders who wish to provide input regarding a proposal to transition to a by-trustee area election process. Community input and participation is key at all stages of developing the trustee area boundaries.
The FRC and PUSD/PCOE boards request public input for drafting trustee area map boundaries according to the following criteria:
- Required criteria for trustee areas:
- balanced populations;
- no gerrymandering of boundaries;
- boundaries shall not result in a denial or abridgement of the right of any citizen to vote on account of race or color
Optional criteria for trustee areas:
- observe communities of interest such as high school attendance areas, rural or urban populations, municipalities, social interests; visible features such as topography and geography, and major highways, waterways, etc.
Both boards have voiced that the following considerations be used when developing trustee area boundaries:
- Target numbers of voters within 5% range from mean
- Do not split any contiguous small community (i.e. Graeagle, Greenville, Crescent Mills, Meadow Valley, etc.)
- Do not create an island in the larger population areas (i.e. Quincy) as one trustee area surrounded by a single other trustee area.
- When possible, follow Board of Supervisors boundaries, except do not split east Quincy if possible
- Use roads as dividing lines between areas
- Split high school boundaries only when necessary
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