• Transition to a New System of Electing Governing Board Members

    UPDATE: After taking community feedback into consideration, SMUSD's Governing Board discussed and then voted at the July 18th Board meeting to use the proposed orange map for our new by-trustee voting areas.  
    At its November 15, 2016 meeting, the Governing Board passed a resolution to change the way Board members are elected. Under the current “at-large” system, all registered voters in the District’s boundaries can vote for candidates for Board member seats. Under the new proposed system, candidates will be elected by “trustee areas.” This means only voters within a given trustee area can vote for candidates who reside within that same area. The intent of this proposed system is to offer greater opportunities for Board representation for candidates that might not otherwise be elected under an at-large system.
    Transitioning to this new system required the Board to hold public hearings on proposed trustee area boundaries (or maps). The District held four community meetings throughout May and June, as well as three public hearings in June and July.  For those who couldn't attend the community meetings or public hearings, the District made all four proposed maps available on the website, as well as paper copies at every school site, and created a CVRA dedicated email address for questions or comments. 
    The District's next step is to send the approved map to the San Diego County Committee on School District Organization to approve the change.  
    You can click on the document below to download a copy of the map:
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Last Modified on July 20, 2017