MAP OPTIONS FOR CVRA TRANSITION FROM “AT-LARGE” TO “BY-TRUSTEE AREA” ELECTIONS
As the District continues to move through the process of transitioning to “by-Trustee-area” elections under the legal requirements of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), we have reached a critical point. The District is releasing three map options to the community for study and input. All three of the map options being considered meet the legal requirements outlined in CVRA.
All Map Options Are Also Available For Review Via This Interactive Google Map here.
The District is providing five in-person opportunities to the community to review and provide feedback over the next six weeks before the Board of Trustees votes on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 for a map that will be put into effect for the November 2020 Board elections.
This release of map options comes at the end of the “Pre-Map” period wherein the District engaged the community with two public hearings to solicit input before drawing map options.
Each map option for consideration:
COMMUNITY MAP MAKING TOOLKIT INSTRUCTIONS
The New Haven Unified School District is providing the community with the opportunity to submit draft trustee area plans for consideration. Below, please find a map of the School District that contains labeled geographic areas. Those numerically labeled areas correspond to the Excel worksheet also below.
To create a scenario for consideration, please follow the instructions below:
The School District’s demographer will review the submissions for compliance with the requirements of creating voting areas and bring forward for consideration those that meet those requirements.
The deadline to submit your map is Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m./noon.
If you have any questions regarding the map toolkit, please contact the demographer at NewHavenUSDCVRA@coopstrategies.com.
Upcoming Meeting and Hearing Schedule
The New Haven community is invited to attend as many meetings and public hearings as you would like. If you cannot attend and wish to review and/or comment regarding the proposed map options under consideration, please submit your comments and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. All map preference feedback will be relayed to the Board prior to its discussion and adoption of a map option.
We look forward to your continued participation!
“Additional Map Option Created Based on Public Feedback”An additional map option is available for review, Scenario 3A. There are now four options under consideration for the Board. The final public hearing is October 1, 2019. At that meeting, the Board will adopt a Trustee Area plan map.