School redistricting: trustees aim for racial balance

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After a series of public meetings in December regarding the realignment of trustee areas, the Madera Unified school board is set to adjust the boundaries of its voting districts.

The board will chose from three plans, each of which seeks to satisfy the California Voting Rights Act of 2001, which requires a redrawing of trustee area boundaries after each federal census.

The new boundaries are being drawn so that there will be a racial balance among each of the voting districts of Madera Unified School District and will reflect the district’s demographic changes, according to the 2010 census.

Each of the proposed plans increases the strength of representation of the Hispanic community on the Madera Unified School District’s Board of Trustees...

 

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