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TRANSITION TO A NEW SYSTEM OF ELECTING GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS

 

Starting on January 23, 2020, the District initiated the process of transitioning the method by which Governing 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.  The intent of this proposed system is to offer greater opportunities for Board representation for candidates that might not otherwise be elected under an at-large system.

 

Transitioning to this new system requires the Board to hold public hearings on proposed trustee area boundaries (or maps) prior to asking the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization to approve the change.  If the Committee approves the change, “by-trustee” area voting would be held starting with the 2020 general election, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  

Public Hearings - Prior to Creation of Map Options


Thursday, February 20, 2020  at 3:30pm
District Office - Board Room
18050 East Avenue O
Palmdale, CA 93591 


Thursday, March 5, 2020  at 3:30pm
District Office - Board Room
18050 East Avenue O
Palmdale, CA 93591 


Public Hearings - After Creation of Map Options


Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3:30pm
District Office - Board Room
18050 East Avenue O
Palmdale, CA 93591 


Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 3:30pm
District Office - Board Room
18050 East Avenue O
Palmdale, CA 93591 


Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3:30pm
District Office - Board Room
18050 East Avenue O
Palmdale, CA 93591 


You may email any comments or questions to trustee.areas@wilsona.k12.ca.us. You may also comment by telephone at (661) 264-1111.

 

Board vote on trustee area boundaries to follow third Public Hearing:  On April 16, 2020, in the District Office - Board Room located at 18050 East Avenue O, Palmdale, CA 93591 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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