Proposed Trustee-Area Boundary Maps

Second Draft Trustee-Area Boundary Maps Published For Review
Posted on 04/09/2019
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Santa Cruz City Schools Board of Education is currently completing the process of shifting to Trustee Area Elections. We are dedicated to providing our families and community with as much information as possible about this process.  

On January 16, 2019, the Board of Education adopted a resolution to declare its intent to transition from at-large to by-Trustee area elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated Trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that Trustee area.

SCCS currently uses at-large elections for the Board of Education. An at-large area is a district boundary as a whole body. With an at-large election, any resident living within the entire district boundary may run for office. Furthermore, any resident living within the entire district is able to vote for any of the candidates.

Santa Cruz City Schools, like many other California public school districts, has been using an at-large election system. The District is currently in a transition to move from at-large elections to Trustee area elections.

SCCS will be transitioning over to by-trustee or Trustee-area elections. Trustee areas are geographic boundary areas made within the district. The number of Trustee areas is determined by the number of Trustees serving on the Board of Education. Each area contains an equal amount of residents as provided by the total population from the most recent U.S. Census.

Santa Cruz City Schools has seven Trustees serving on the Board of Education. This means that there will be seven trustee areas within the district. The total population from the 2010 U.S. Census will be divided by seven, to create an equal population within each area.

In a Trustee area election, only a resident of the trustee area may run for office. Furthermore, residents can only vote for the candidate within their distinguished trustee area. Click Here to Review Interactive Draft Maps

You can provide input on the draft maps by attending one of our public hearings scheduled for 6:30pm on 4/17/19 and 6/20/19, attending a community meeting scheduled for 6:30pm on 4/11/19, or by completing the following survey: https://forms.gle/QRo8hFw9q7P2aN1V9


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