Timeline

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    In March of 2020, the San Juan Unified School District Board of Education formally began the transition process to by-trustee area elections. Under state law, this process must be completed within a specific timeframe and include opportunities for meaningful public involvement.

    As the process was underway, Governor Newsom issued an executive order pausing the timelines for processes such as this one in order to protect public health. In compliance with this executive order, the district paused its process. 

    Governor Newsom’s executive order will be lifted after June 30, 2021, allowing the process of moving to by-trustee area elections to resume on July 1.

     

    Steps Prior to June 2021

    March 10, 2020 - Adoption of Resolution 2982

    The Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee board elections. Adoption of this resolution began the formal process of developing trustee areas. 

    March 31, 2020 - Demographer Presentation, Pre-map Public Hearing #1 

    The district’s demographer presented information on the process and potential criteria for drawing the trustee-area boundary maps. 

    April 9, 2020 - Executive Order N-48-20

    Governor Newsom issued an executive order pausing statutorily required timelines in processes such as the district’s work to transition to by-trustee area elections until such time as COVID-19 pandemic conditions would allow for meaningful in-person engagement and feedback gathering. 

    April 14, 2020 - Presentation and Hearing Postponed

    A planned presentation and the second of two required hearings were pulled from the Board of Education’s meeting agenda as staff and legal counsel worked to evaluate the impacts of executive order N-48-20 on the process. 

    April 28, 2020 - Adoption of Resolution 2991

    The Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution declaring its intent to temporarily postpone hearings related to the board’s transition to by-trustee area elections until such time that neither state nor local public health officials recommend or impose social distance measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

     

    Steps After June 8, 2021

    June 8, 2021 - Presentation and Update

    Legal counsel provided an update to the board to review the timeline and steps necessary to restart the transition process as COVID-19 pandemic conditions improve and health restrictions are expected to be eased. 

    June 11, 2021 - Executive Order N-08-21

    Governor Newsom issued an executive order, which  stated “The following provisions [which include Executive Order N-48-20] shall remain in place and shall have full force and effect through June 30, 2021, upon which time they will expire subject to individual conditions described in the enumerated paragraphs.” 

    June 22, 2021 - Presentation and Update

    Legal counsel provided another update to the board to review the revised timeline and steps to restart the transition process based on Executive Order N-08-21

    June 30, 2021 - Executive Order Expires

    Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-48-20 will be lifted after June 30, 2021, allowing the process of moving to by-trustee area elections to resume.  

    July 1, 2021 - Special Board Meeting: Demographer Presentation, Pre-map Public Hearing #2

    The district’s demographer will present the elements and steps necessary to develop a map. After considering public input, the board will give direction on the criteria the demographer will consider when preparing draft maps. 

    No later than July 6, 2021 - Draft Maps are Published

    Draft maps, as developed by the demographer, will be published and made available for public review. 

    July 13, 2021 - Special Board Meeting: Map Review Public Hearing #1

    The district’s demographer will present the draft map[s] for consideration. The board will conduct a public hearing to receive input on the proposed map[s]. 

    July 14, 2021 - Community Meetings

    The district will host community meetings at three locations spread throughout the district as well as an online option to allow for remote participation by members of the community. Each meeting will provide a brief overview of the purpose and process of the transition as well as the opportunity to review proposed maps and provide feedback. 

    July 15, 2021 - Community Meetings

    The district will host community meetings at three locations spread throughout the district as well as an online option to allow for remote participation by members of the community. Each meeting will provide a brief overview of the purpose and process of the transition as well as the opportunity to review proposed maps and provide feedback. 

    No later than July 20, 2021 - Revised Maps are Published

    The Board of Education may provide additional direction to the demographer during the July 13 meeting related to criteria that should be considered when developing maps. If so, any revised draft map[s] will be published and made available for public review no later than July 20, 2021. 

    July 27, 2021 - Special Board Meeting: Map Review Public Hearing #2 and Map Adoption Hearing

    The Board of Education will conduct a second public hearing to consider proposed maps and receive final input from community members. The board is also expected to hold a public hearing and adopt a final resolution asking the County Committee to approve the transition to by-trustee area elections and related maps.

    July 28, 2021 - Final Map Submitted to County Committee

    The final map and resolution for transition will be submitted to the County Committee as required. The Sacramento County Office of Education Board of Education serves as the County Committee. 

    No later than August 10, 2021 - County Committee Acts

    Between July 28 and August 10, the County Committee (Sacramento County Office of Education Board of Education) will schedule a public meeting for consideration of the district’s transition and final approved map. 

     

    Revisions with 2020 Census Data

    Given the required timelines, the map approved in July 2021 will use Census data from 2010. Census data from 2020 is expected to be made available for use in late fall of 2021, at which time the district will engage with a demographer to determine if adjustments are required.

    (estimate) End of September 2021 - California is expected to receive federal 2020 Census data. 

    (estimate) October 2021 - State officials review Census data and make any necessary adjustments. 

    (estimate) November 2021 - Census data for 2020 made available to the public. The district’s demographer analyzes new data and prepares redistricting study.

    (estimate) December 2021 to February 2022 - If adjustments are required, new draft maps will be prepared and made available for public comment. 

    No later than February 28, 2022 - If necessary, the board will adopt a new map rearranging trustee area boundaries to meet appropriate population balance based on 2020 Census data. 

    November 2022 - Elections for by-trustee area seats begin.

    November 2024 - Elections for by-trustee area seats continue.