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More Public Input Sought as Del Norte Unified, County Office of Ed Transitions to Trustee Area-Based Elections


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Del Norte County voters will get a first look at maps depicting new trustee area boundaries as the local school district moves away from an at-large election model.

Del Norte Unified School District and the Del Norte County Office of Education, which share the same jurisdictional boundaries and policymakers, will hold a joint public hearing at 4 p.m. Jan. 13.

From a DNUSD news release:

The Del Norte County Unified School District (“District”) Board of Education (“District Board”) is currently elected using a “hybrid at-large” election system, meaning that governing board
members must live in defined trustee areas, but are elected by voters of the entire District.

On August 12, 2021, the District Board adopted Resolution # D21-22-4, declaring its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections, where each Board member must reside within a designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.

District Board members also sit as the Del Norte County Board of Education (“County Board”),  meaning any change to the method of election to the District Board will result in a corresponding change to the method of election for the County Board. As a result, on August 12, 2021, the County Board similarly adopted Resolution # C21-22-2, declaring its intent to transition to by- trustee area elections.

On September 9 and September 23, 2021, the District and County Boards held two joint public hearings to receive input from the community on the trustee-area map creation process, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(1).

Draft trustee area boundary maps will soon be published by the District’s demographers for the public’s consideration, and will be available to view on the District’s website. Notice is hereby given that the District Board and County Board will conduct a joint Public Hearing to receive community input on these maps, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(2). The first of these two public hearings will occur as follows:

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Del Norte County Unified School District
Education Center Building Boardroom
301 W. Washington Blvd.
Crescent City, CA 95531

In the interest of public health, this meeting will take place both online and in person. We will
post a link to the meeting on our website in advance of the meeting: https://www.dnusd.org/Page/1.

For convenience, comments may be made via email in advance, and the District may provide a telephonic option for verbal comments. If you wish to address the Board, you may email your
public comment in advance to: ashaw@dnusd.org.

Should you have any questions regarding this notice, call the Superintendent’s Office at (707) 464-0200, ext. 10200


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