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Board Briefs - March 31, 2020

Here are a few highlights from the San Juan Unified Board of Education’s most recent meeting on Tuesday, March 31 (the full agenda packet can be found here). To help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in our community, the Tuesday, March 31 board meeting was conducted using the Zoom meeting platform, which allowed attendees to join the meeting virtually.  

 

Public hearing held on trustee-area map creation process

San Juan Unified's Board of Education is currently elected under an “at-large” election system, where board members are elected by voters of the entire district. On March 10, the board adopted a resolution 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.

At the March 31 board meeting, the district’s demographer presented information on the process and potential criteria for drawing the trustee-area boundary maps. The full presentation is available

The board then held a public hearing to receive input from the community on the trustee-area map creation process and elections sequencing. 

The Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April 14 via Zoom. Agendas are posted online Fridays before each meeting and can be found here. Audio files and transcripts from past board meetings can be accessed here.