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By-Trustee Area Elections

In accordance with the California Voting Rights Act, the Brea Olinda Unified School District will be transitioning to a By-Trustee Area election system in 2020.
After several months of public hearings and community forums to gather input, on November 18, 2019 the BOUSD Board of Education passed Resolution #19-43: Establishing Brea Olinda Unified School District Trustee Areas. The Board recommended Trustee Plan Scenario #1 and presented this map to the Orange County Committee on School District Organization during a special meeting on January 29, 2020. The map was approved by the committee in a 9-0 vote. 
Conceptual Trustee Area Maps 
Using input provided by the Community Feedback Form, the demographer produced a set of four conceptual maps.
The maps are based on the overall population and on the Citizens of Voting Age Population (CVAP).
It is important to note that trustee area elections have no impact on school attendance boundaries and that the maps are not and cannot be based on school attendance areas.
Public hearings were held on September 23, 2019 and October 14, 2019. During the public hearings, the community was given the opportunity to provide input on the maps.
Draft maps can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Proposed Timeline of Events



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

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.