At its May 3, 2017 meeting, the Governing Board passed a resolution to change the way Board members are elected. Under the current “at-large” system, all registered voters in the District’s boundaries can vote for candidates for Board member seats. Under the new proposed system, candidates will be elected by “trustee areas.” This means only voters within a given trustee area can vote for candidates who reside within that same area.
Transitioning to this new system requires the Board to hold public hearings on proposed trustee area boundaries (or maps) prior to asking the respective County Committees on School District Organization to approve the change. If the Committees approves the change, “by-trustee” area voting would be held starting with the 2018 general election, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Before the District prepares and presents draft map options, the law requires the District to hold two public hearings to solicit comments and feedback regarding the potential trustee areas. These public hearings will take place at the District Office Board Room located at 44811 N. Sierra Hwy. Lancaster, CA 93534 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. You are invited to attend either or both of these hearings. After these hearings, the District will release trustee area map options and a schedule of additional public hearings and community input meetings for District residents to review and comment on the different map options.