The San Ramon Valley Unified School District completed the process to transition from at-large to by-trustee area elections in 2019. In a by-trustee area election system, each trustee is required to reside within a defined trustee area and is elected only by voters in that trustee area.
Per Education Code section 5019.5, upon the release of U.S. Decennial Census Data, school districts that use by-trustee area elections are required to evaluate whether their current trustee areas have equal population using the new census data. As a general rule, the variation in total population among trustee areas must not exceed 10%. If the total peak variation exceeds 10%, trustee area boundaries need to be adjusted. This process is referred to as redistricting.
The District hired professional demographers, National Demographics Corporation, to conduct a study of the 2020 Census data to determine whether the current trustee areas are population balanced. NDC determined the total peak variation between trustee areas exceeds 10% and trustee area boundaries will need to be adjusted. NDC presented information regarding the redistricting process and discussed the results of the 2020 Census at board meetings throughout January and February 2022.
The Board held several public hearings throughout the process to ensure the redistricting process was transparent, and that everyone had the opportunity to provide input on the proposed map.
On February 22, 2022 a final public hearing held, and the Board adopted Resolution 62/21-22
approving adjustments to the boundaries of the District's trustee areas.
The final adopted trustee area map was sent to the County Superintendent of Schools and the County Registrar of Voters. The County Registrars of Voters will then adjust precinct boundaries before the filing deadline for the November 2022 trustee election. The new map will be used for the first time for the November 2022 election.