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Redwood City School District 'trustee areas' ready for public review

School board is scheduled to vote on new Trustee Area boundaries in January 2022
2021-11-12 RCSC trustee areas
Redwood City School District proposed trustee areas

The Redwood City School District is inviting the public to review and provide input on what could become the new Trustee Areas in 2022, according to a district news release.

The school district is currently in the process of balancing its Trustee Areas. The first draft, researched and proposed by a demographer, is now available for public review and feedback. The draft of the readjusted Trustee Areas can be found linked below or on the school district’s website.

The School Board is scheduled to vote on new Trustee Area boundaries in January 2022.

In December of 2017, the school district moved from an “at-large” to a “by-trustee area” elections system. This means that voters elect their RCSD Trustee based on the specific area in which the voter lives. The voter's residence, not the school attended, is used to determine which RCSD Trustee represents the particular Trustee Area.

All school districts are required to review population data after each Census count and make any necessary adjustments to the areas to ensure population balance. Earlier this fall, during the October 20 public School Board meeting, the demographer informed the School Board the RCSD Trustee Areas need to be realigned to balance the population count in Trustee Area IV, which has too many residents, and Trustee Area V, which does not have enough residents, in comparison to Trustee Areas I, II, and III.

The School Board is scheduled to review the first draft at the next regularly scheduled public School Board meeting on Wednesday, November 17. The public is asked to provide input regarding the composition of potential Trustee Areas.

All meetings are held virtually and begin at 7:00 p.m.