Soledad Unified School District Governing Board’s Tentative Timeline
For Transitioning to By-Trustee Area Elections
The Soledad Unified School District’s Governing Board is currently elected under an “at-large” election system, where trustees can reside anywhere in the District and are elected by voters of the entire District. On September 14, 2022, the Board adopted Resolution No. 9-03-22, signaling its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections. In a by-trustee area election system, each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.
In transitioning to by-trustee area elections, the District’s Governing Board is committed to following the extensive public hearing process provided for in the California Elections Code. Below, please find the District Governing Board’s tentative timeline for public hearings and public outreach through this process. This timeline is subject to change and may be updated and expanded as the process progresses.
|Action||Date of Event|
||October 12, 2022|
||November 9, 2022|
||January 4, 2023|
||January 11, 2023|
||February 8, 2023|
||February 22, 2023
This is a tentative timeline that may be subject to change in coordination with the district’s demographer.
PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
- Trustee Area Board Elections - July 13, 2022
- Soledad Unified Introduction to Districting - October 12, 2022
CRITERIA FOR FORMATION OF TRUSTEE AREAS
- Equal Population
- Federal Voting Rights Act
- No Racial Gerrymandering
- Communities of interest
- Visible (Natural & man-made) boundaries
- Respect voters’ choices / continuity in office
- Planned future growth