Public hearing for new trustee districts happening during school board meeting | #Education

–The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting on April 27 will include a public hearing on the new proposed trustee election districts, among other items.

To view the full meeting agenda, click here. 

The district’s board of education is currently elected under an “at-large” election system, where trustees are elected by voters of the entire district. Trustees are elected in even-numbered years and serve staggered four-year terms. On Feb. 26, 2019, the board adopted Resolution No. 19-15, a resolution approving authorization to initiate a transition to a By-Trustee Area Election System Commencing with the 2022 Governing Board Election. On April 27, the board has the opportunity to adopt a resolution re-declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area board elections, where each board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.

The district’s demographers, Cooperative Strategies, LLC, presented information on the process and criteria for drawing the trustee-area boundary maps. Now that the board and community have received the informative presentation, the board will hold the first of two statutorily required hearings to received input from the community on the trustee-area map creation process, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010(a)(1). The chair will open a public hearing to receive comments.

PHONE-IN PUBLIC COMMENT: Please call (805) 608-4230 to provide live public comments during the meeting, limited to an item number on the agenda in open session. You will be placed in a queue. You must call well in advance of the item you wish to comment on, public comment will not be available once the item has been discussed by the Board of Trustees.

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT: To provide written public comment on published agenda topics to be read during the meeting, please email 450 words or less to Note on the email if the comment is for a closed session item, an item number on the agenda in open session. Public Comments will be accepted via email until 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Public Comment is limited to three minutes per person and no more than 20 minutes total for any one item. Any documents, petitions, or information for submittal may also be emailed to the address above.

The public can watch the meeting on the PRJUSD YouTube channel.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with open session beginning at 6 p.m.


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