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California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and By-Trustee Area Elections

Education Code Section 5019.5(a) states:

"Following each decennial federal census, and using population figures as validated by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance as a basis, the governing board of each school district or community college district in which trustee areas have been established, and in which each trustee is elected by the residents of the area the trustee represents, shall adjust the boundaries of any or all of the trustee areas of the district so that one or both of the following conditions is satisfied:

(1) The population of each area is, as nearly as may be, the same proportion of the total population of the district as the ratio that the number of governing board members elected from the area bears to the total number of members of the governing board.

(2) The population of each area is, as nearly as may be, the same proportion of the total population of the district as each of the other areas."

On June 8, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved a contract with National Demographic Corporation to provide demographic services to the District in order to comply with the release of the census data.

At the June 22, 2021 Board Meeting, a presentation was provided explaining the CVRA and adjusting trustee areas. A copy of the presentation is provided below.

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