SAISD to hold public meetings on redistricting of trustee districts

SAISD to hold public meetings on redistricting of trustee districts

The San Antonio Independent School District will hold three public meetings to get community input on plans for revising the boundaries of trustee single-member districts, to comply with federal and state laws. The first meeting is scheduled for Aug. 28 at Lanier High School at 6 p.m. The second meeting is set for Aug. 30 at Highlands High School at 6 p.m., and the final meeting is scheduled to take place on Sept. 6 at Burbank High School at 6 p.m.

Two proposed plans will be presented at the meetings, with each impacting a different number of areas. Map A would impact single-member districts 3, 4 and 5; Map B-1 would redraw boundaries for single-member districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The District's redistricting page provides more information about the process.

The firm of Powell & Leon, LLP has been hired to oversee the redistricting process, which is based on the 2010 Census and required to ensure that the single-member districts contain substantially equal population. Although SAISD has not experienced significant population changes, there is currently a difference of greater than 10 percent between the most populous and least populous single- member districts, according to the federal census.

The least populous district is Single-Member District 5, represented by Trustee Patti Radle. Growth in Single-Member District 3, represented by Trustee Debra Guerrero, makes that District the most populous district.