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California Voting Rights Act

Update 01/31/2024:
 
The Lammersville Unified School District's Governing Board held the first California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) Public Hearing at the January 17, 2024 Board meeting - Video Clip - Presentation. Additional hearings will be held on the following dates and times in the LUSD Board Room at 111 S. De Anza Blvd., Mountain House, CA 95391: 
 
A listening session will also be held to provide an opportunity to speak directly with the District Demographer. 
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. - District Office Board Room
 
The community is encouraged to attend any of the listed Public Hearing dates to provide feedback to the demographer and Governing Board on the creation of the area voting maps. 
 
In an effort to reach as many community members as possible, CVRA information has been, or will be, presented to the following committee and parent meetings: 
  • Education Committee - January 16, 2024, 6:30 P.M. - Professional Development Center, 265 E. Ramsey Dr., Mountain House, CA 95391
  • Safety Committee - January 17, 2024, 3:45 P.M. - District Office Board Room
  • District Advisory Committee - January 17, 2024, 6:15 P.M. - District Office Board Room
  • Special Education Parent - January 23, 2024, 5:30 P.M. - Professional Development Center, 265 E. Ramsey Dr., Mountain House, CA 95391
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee - January 25, 2024, 6:30 P.M. - District Office Board Room
  • District Parent Advisory Committee - January 30, 2024, 6:30 P.M. - District Office Board Room
  • Wellness Committee - February 14, 2024, 3:45 P.M. - District Office Board Room
 
If you have any questions regarding CVRA, please email [email protected] 
 
Draft Area Voting Maps are listed below. NDC has also provided the following public interactive review mapping tool available here: Public Interactive Review Map

The Lammersville Unified School District’s Governing Board has re-initiated the process to transition from at-large to by-trustee area elections. 

 

The Lammersville Unified School District’s Governing Board is elected “at-large,” meaning that each Board member is elected by voters of the entire District.  Public agencies throughout California have begun the process to transition to “by-trustee area” elections to better ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. In a by-trustee area election system, each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. On October 24, 2023, the District Board adopted a resolution to begin the process to transition to by-trustee area elections. Thereafter, the Board commenced a series of public hearings in November 2023, to gather public input related to the potential adoption of trustee area elections. 

 

During this hearing process, the Board received comments from community members asking the Board to conduct additional outreach efforts for public input.  The District also received a demand letter from an attorney, asking the District to restart the process and conduct additional community outreach.  As a result, on December 13, 2023, the Board took action to restart the hearing process, with hopes of gathering more public input for the preparation of trustee area maps.  In restarting this process, the Board will discard the previously created draft maps, hold additional hearings, and begin the process of creating new maps.  The District is in the process of creating a public hearing schedule, which will be published shortly on this webpage.  The first public hearing is currently scheduled to be held on January 17, 2024, in the District Office Board Room. Public Hearing Notice

At the October 24, 2023 Meeting of the Lammersville Unified Governing Board, Resolution No. 23-24-06 to initiate a transition from At-Large to By-Trustee area Board Elections commencing with the 2024 Board Election was adopted. The Lammersville Unified School District’s Governing Board is currently elected under an at-large election system, where trustees can reside anywhere in the District, and are elected by voters of the entire District.
 
In a by-trustee area election system, each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.
 
Public agencies throughout California have begun the process to transition to adopt by-trustee area elections to better ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act.  
 
The adoption of this resolution commences the public hearing process to develop potential trustee areas, with the goal of completing the process in a timely manner. The Board will hold a minimum of five public hearings as it develops and reviews potential trustee areas, before submitting a proposal to the San Joaquin County Committee on School District Organization for approval. 
 
The first public hearing will be held on November 1, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. - (Video) Additional hearings will be held on the following dates and times in the LUSD Board Room at 111 S. De Anza Blvd., Mountain House, CA 95391.
 
 
If you have any questions regarding CVRA, please email [email protected] 
 
 

On November 9, 2023, LUSD published two draft maps for the Board and public’s consideration (Scenario 1 and Scenario 2).  On November 16, 2023, LUSD held a public hearing to gather input from the Board and the public on the published draft maps, and to allow the demographer to receive feedback regarding any changes or finetuning that may be necessary to the published maps.  During this public hearing, helpful information was shared regarding families in the Mountain House Elementary School District (MHESD).  Specifically, MHESD families have historically voted in LUSD school board elections and MHESD students matriculate to LUSD for grades 9-12, pursuant to the terms of LUSD’s initial formation.  After reviewing this information and completing a review of the attendance boundaries, LUSD’s demographer confirmed that an update to the published maps was appropriate.

 

On November 20, 2023, LUSD published Updated Scenario 1 and Updated Scenario 2. These updates included minimal demographic changes to the previously published Scenario 1 and Scenario 2. While the updates show a large amount of additional land included in the maps, the total population change in adding this territory was an additional 318 Individuals. LUSD’s demographer will describe the updates and detail the minimal impacts of these updates at the November 27, 2023, public hearing.