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 County Board of Education Seeks Public Input as Part of Redistricting Process

Every 10 years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The San Diego County Board of Education would like to encourage all members of the San Diego County community to participate in the redistricting process for the County Board of Education and plans to hold four public hearings to solicit input from community members.

What is redistricting? 

In accordance with California Education Code section 5019.5, the San Diego County Board of Education educational districts shall be assessed and potentially redrawn to ensure each district is substantially equal in population. This process, also called redistricting, is important to ensue each board member represents an equal number of constituents. In San Diego County, the County Board of Education, acting as the County Committee on School District Organization (CCSDO), is responsible for drawing educational districts for its board members. Redistricting is done using the most current decennial U.S. Census data, which was released in August 2021. For the San Diego County Board of Education specifically, the redistricting process must be completed by Jan. 31, 2022.

Why is redistricting important?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a board member to the San Diego County Board of Education. The process and applicable criteria seek to empower communities by ensuring they are represented by political representatives of their choice. 

The CCSDO will seek input on:

  1. Whether the CCSDO should adjust the current educational district boundaries of the San Diego County Board of Education based on the population data from the 2020 census, and if so; 
  2. Selecting the next district map for the San Diego County Board of Education educational districts. 

 You have an opportunity to share with the CCSDO how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

How can I get involved? 

The CCSDO will be holding a public hearing to receive public input on whether the CCSDO should adjust the current educational district boundaries of the San Diego County Board of Education on:

If the CCSDO determines to proceed with redistricting, the following additional hearings will take place to solicit public input on draft maps and plans:

  • Oct. 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the Ernest J. Dronenberg, Jr. Board Room (Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center), 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111

  • Nov. 10, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the Ernest J. Dronenberg, Jr. Board Room (Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center), 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111

  • Dec. 8, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the Ernest J. Dronenberg, Jr. Board Room (Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center), 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111

You may also submit public comments for upcoming public hearings through our public comments submission form.

NOTE: The location of each hearing may be subject to change. Should future state or local orders be in effect at or around the time of the scheduled hearings which prohibit gathering to be held in person, the location of these scheduled hearings may be held in a virtual setting that is permitted by law.

To Learn More

Visit our redistricting webpage for more information. Please contact census@sdcoe.net if you have questions about the process.