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By-Trustee Area Elections

The Brea Olinda Unified School District Board of Education has initiated the process to change the manner in which members of the Board are elected. Currently, Brea Olinda Unified School District holds at-large elections, in which each member of the Board is elected by registered voters of the entire school district. Under the new system, Board members residing in each trustee area will be elected by the registered voters in that particular trustee area.
Community Feedback/Comments 
Please click on the link below to provide feedback or comments that we may provide to our demographers as they are drawing our draft By-Trustee Area maps.
 
 
Proposed Timeline of Events

Date

Activity

May 6, 2019

Board Meeting:   School District Initiates Process to Transition to By-District Elections

June 10, 2019

Board Meeting: First Pre-Map Public Hearing and Presentation

June 24, 2019

Board Meeting: Second Pre-Map Public Hearing

June – August 2019

Prepare Trustee Area Scenarios and Initiate Feedback on Waiver Request from Bargaining Units, DELAC, School Site Councils

September 9, 2019

Board Meeting: First Public Hearing on Trustee Area Scenarios

September 23, 2019

Board Meeting:  Second Public Hearing on Trustee Area ScenariosPublic Hearing on General Waiver Request Board Consideration of General Waiver Request

October 14, 2019

Board Meeting:  Final Public Hearing on Trustee Area Scenarios Board Section of Trustee Area Map Board Consideration of Change in Election Method

November 2019

County Committee on School District Organization Holds a Public Hearing and Considers Approval of Change in Election Method and Trustee Area Map

January 2020

State Board of Education Meeting;

Waiver Application Consideration

Cooperative Strategies sends Final Trustee area Map to the County Registrar of Voters

November 2020

First Election Held Utilizing Trustee Areas

Presentations/Materials  
FAQs
 
Will this impact where my student goes to school?
No, the district’s transition from at-large to by-trustee area voting will have no impact on school attendance zones.

How many trustee areas will be established?
Five separate by-trustee voting areas will be established within the district boundary map.

How will BOUSD determine the trustee area map?
The district will retain demographers to develop several map options for purposes of discussion. Public hearings will be conducted prior to the creation of map options. After receiving community feedback and additional input from the Board of Education, trustee map areas will be created. 

When will this change go into effect?
By-trustee area voting will first be in place for the 2020 General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.