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Transition to By-Trustee Area Elections

Overview

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) currently elects the members of its Board of Education through an at-large election system. Under this system, candidates for the Board may reside anywhere within the District’s boundary and are elected by the registered voters who also reside within this boundary.

 

In accordance with the California Voting Rights Act, the District is transitioning to a by-trustee area election system, in which the District’s area of service is divided into trustee areas or districts. Voters in each of these trustee areas then elect their Board of Education representative, who must also reside in the respective trustee area.

 

The process timeline includes a series of public hearings to receive community input on the criteria to be used in preparing trustee area maps.  Additional hearings will be held once draft maps are prepared, allowing the community to provide additional input. A primary goal when drawing trustee election districts is to draw boundary lines that keep neighborhoods and/or clusters of neighborhoods together, which is why input from the community is essential. As dates and locations for these hearings are finalized, the timeline below will be updated.

Timeline & Key Dates

Draft Trustee Area Maps

Frequently Asked Questions

Resources & Contacts

California Voting Rights Act

Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Redistricting Documents

​​​​​​​Community Forum Flyers

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Additional Forum Online Feedback English/Spanish

 

Contact

Lawrence M. Schoenke

schoenkel@mdusd.org

(925) 251-8505

What's Next?

The District has scheduled an additional forum for the community to review and provide inputs on the draft by-trustee area maps.  It is scheduled for:

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Meadow Homes Elementary

1371 Detroit Ave., Concord, 94520 (Get directions)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Multi-Use Room

 

NEW – Online Feedback Form

The District has added an online feedback form for the public to provide written feedback on the draft maps. Tell us what you think!

 

Important Dates

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mt. Diablo Unified School District Offices/Board Room

1936 Carlotta Dr., Concord, 94519 (Get directions)

7:00 p.m.

This will be the third formal Public Hearing to solicit public input on draft maps of trustee areas and proposed sequence of elections and summarize input from community forums.  The meeting may include potential Board

action to narrow number of published draft maps for final consideration, and/or to direct the creation of one or more revised draft maps.  The meeting may also provide for further public hearing activity on the waiver request to State Board of Education.

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mt. Diablo Unified School District Offices/Board Room

1936 Carlotta Dr., Concord, 94519 (Get directions)

7:00 p.m.

This will be the fourth formal Public Hearing to solicit public input on draft maps of trustee areas and proposed sequence of elections. The meeting will include resolutions to adopt the trustee-area maps and proposed sequence of elections, and to request a waiver of the Special Election requirement from the State Board of Education.