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San Antonio ISD Redistricting


The San Antonio Independent School District redistricting process is underway.  We are launching a series of district-wide Town Hall meetings to get feedback from the public about proposed redistricting maps. 

Every 10 years, San Antonio ISD conducts redistricting to better ensure fair school board representation based on shifts in population trends. Redistricting is the process by which the boundaries of the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees Single Member Districts (SMDs) are periodically redrawn in response to changes in population as measured by the decennial federal census.

How does redistricting affect you?

Redistricting rebalances the total San Antonio ISD population throughout the single-member districts. It does not add new districts. Any neighborhood that is in San Antonio ISD will stay in San Antonio ISD, and any neighborhood that is currently in a neighboring school district will stay in that neighboring school district. Redistricting does not impact attendance zones, feeder patterns or your taxes in any way.

CLICK HERE to view a current map of all of the SAISD Single Member Districts (based on the 2010 Census).

CLICK HERE to view the proposed NEW map for the SAISD Single Member Districts (based on the 2020 Census). SAISD is hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings to gather community input about the plan and feedback about the redistricting process.

In-person and online meeting. Spanish translation and Sign-Language interpreters will be provided.

 


Tues,
Sept 13, 2022


6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


SAISD Town Hall Meeting
Input for redistricting maps

Single Member District 6 
(Trustee Christina Martinez)

Current Single Member District 6 Map
New Proposed Map

SAISD Redistricting Presentation_ENG

SAISD Redistricting Presentation_SPA


Whittier
Middle School

2101 Edison Dr.,
SA, TX 78201


In-person or online meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/83543166794

Click to submit question or comment



Tues,
Sept 20, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


SAISD Town Hall Meeting
Input for redistricting maps

Single Member District 3 
(Trustee Leticia Ozuna)

Current Single Member District 3 Map
New Proposed Map


Highlands
High School

3118 Elgin Ave.,
SA, TX 78210


In-person or online meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/85022538583

Click to submit question or comment

Meeting Presentation (coming soon)


Wed,
Sept 21, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Jefferson - YWLA Education Leadership Council (JYELC) meeting
to follow.


SAISD Town Hall Meeting
Input for redistricting maps

Single Member District 7 
(Trustee Ed Garza)

Current Single Member District 7 Map
New Proposed Map


Thomas Jefferson High School
723 Donaldson Ave.,
SA, TX 78201


In-person or online meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/83161005093

Click to submit question or comment

Meeting Presentation (coming soon)


Tue,
Sept 27, 2022


6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


No redistricting changes required for
Single Member District 5

The public is invited to a meet-and-greet
with Trustee Patti Radle and
SAISD Superintendent,
Dr. Jaime Aquino


Current Single Member District 5 Map
New Proposed Map


Sidney Lanier
High School 

1514 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.,
SA, TX 78207


In-person event

For information regarding SAISD redistricting, please join another session. 

There are no changes required for
Single Member District 5.


Wed,
Sept 28, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


SAISD Town Hall Meeting
Input for redistricting maps

S
ingle Member District 1
(Trustee Sarah Sorensen)

Current Single Member District 1 Map
New Proposed Map


G.W. Brackenridge
High School

400 Eagleland Dr.,
SA, TX 78210


In-person or online meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/87274185454

Click to submit question or comment

Meeting Presentation (coming soon)


Thur,
Sept 29, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


SAISD Town Hall Meeting
Input for redistricting maps

Single Member 
District 4 
(Trustee Art Valdez)

Current Single Member District 4 Map
New Proposed Map


Luther Burbank High School

1002 Edwards,
SA, TX 78204


In-person or online meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/88550777377

Click to submit question or comment

Meeting Presentation (coming soon)

 

Tue,
Oct 4, 2022


6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


SAISD Town Hall Meeting
Input for redistricting maps

Single Member District 2 
(Trustee Alicia Sebastian)

Current Single Member District 2 Map
New Proposed Map


Sam Houston
High School

4635 E. Houston St.,
SA, Texas 78220


In-person or online meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/83964014939

Click to submit question or comment

Meeting Presentation (coming soon)

 

  • San Antonio ISD has seven school board trustees who are elected as single representatives of specific districts. Every ten years following the U.S. Census, San Antonio ISD redraws the boundaries of these single-member districts for electing trustees (for example, removing a neighborhood in one district and adding it to another) in response to changes in population.

    Texas Education Code Section 11.052(i) requires a school board to re-divide single member districts “if the census data indicates that the population of the most populous district exceeds the population of the least populous district by more than 10 percent.” In other words, district boundaries should be redrawn to ensure each district has nearly equal population and that each voter in San Antonio ISD has a roughly equal chance of electing their candidate of choice.

  • San Antonio ISD Redistricting of Board 
    Single Member Districts (SMD)

    What is redistricting?

    Redistricting is the process by which the geographical boundaries of elective districts (e.g., single-member districts) are periodically redrawn in response to changes in population. 

    Every decade the U.S. Census Bureau tries to get a complete count of all the nation's residents. The Census determines our representation in Congress and is used in redistricting at the state and local level. Redistricting usually occurs every 10 years, after the new census data becomes available.
    Why does the school district have to redistrict?

    Texas Education Code Section 11.052(i) requires a school board to re-divide single member districts “if the census data indicates that the population of the most populous district exceeds the population of the least populous district by more than 10 percent.”

    When does the school district have to redistrict?
    Not later than the 90th day before the date of the first regular trustee election at which trustees may officially recognize and act on the last preceding federal census.  Redistricting for May elections will first be implemented at the May 6, 2023 elections, and the Board must redistrict by February 5, 2023.

    What are the considerations for redistricting?  
    Based on legal principles, there are specific factors that may be considered when redrawing boundaries. These include:

    • Using identifiable geographic boundaries for SMD boundaries 
    • Drawing compact and contiguous districts
    • Avoiding violations of Voting Rights Act (VRA) Section 2
    • Following Shaw v. Reno principles: Making redistricting decisions on bases other than race whenever possible, and when race is considered, “narrowly tailoring” racial considerations to address only the specific race-based legal concerns (such as VRA Section 2 issues)
    • Maintaining communities of interest such as established neighborhoods
    • Taking into consideration other political boundaries as may be appropriate
    • Using whole county voting precincts; avoiding splitting census blocks unless necessary 
    • Preserving existing SMD boundaries to the degree reasonably possible
    • Adopting SMDs of relatively equal population, within 10% as required by federal law -
      one person one vote 


    Restructuración Distrital de la Junta
    del Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Antonio

    Distritos Uninominales (SMD)

    ¿Qué es la restructuración distrital?
    La restructuración distrital es el proceso mediante el cual se redefinen periódicamente los límites geográficos de los distritos electorales (por ejemplo, distritos uninominales) en respuesta a los cambios en la población.

    Cada década, la Oficina del Censo de EE. UU. intenta obtener un recuento completo de todos los residentes del país. El Censo determina nuestra representación en el Congreso, la cual se utiliza en la restructuración distrital a nivel estatal y local. La restructuración distrital generalmente se presenta cada 10 años, después de que están disponibles los nuevos datos del censo.
    ¿Por qué el distrito escolar tiene que realizar una restructuración distrital?

    La Sección 11.052(i) del Código Educativo de Texas requiere que una junta escolar vuelva a dividir los distritos uninominales “si los datos del censo indican que la población del distrito más poblado excede a la población del distrito menos poblado en más del 10 por ciento”.

    ¿Cuándo tiene que realizar la restructuración distrital el distrito escolar?
    A más tardar el día 90 antes de la fecha de la primera elección regular de síndicos en la que los síndicos puedan reconocer oficialmente y actuar sobre el último censo federal anterior. La restructuración distrital para las elecciones de mayo se implementará primero en las elecciones del 6 de mayo de 2023, y la Junta debe realizar la restructuración distrital antes del 5 de febrero de 2023.

    ¿Cuáles son las consideraciones para la restructuración distrital?
    Con base en los principios legales, existen factores específicos que se pueden considerar al volver a trazar los límites. Éstos incluyen:

    • Emplear límites geográficos identificables para límites de los SMD (Distritos Uninominales)
    • Trazar distritos compactos y contiguos
    • Evitar violaciones a la Sección 2 de la Ley de Derechos Electorales (VRA) 
    • Seguir los principios de Shaw v. Reno: Tomar decisiones de restructuración distrital sobre bases distintas a la raza siempre que sea posible, y cuando se considere la raza, "adaptar estrictamente" las consideraciones raciales para abordar solo las preocupaciones jurídicas específicas basadas en la raza (como las cuestiones de la Sección 2 de la VRA)
    • Mantener comunidades de interés, como vecindarios establecidos
    • Tomar en consideración otros límites políticos según sea apropiado
    • Usar los precintos de votación en todo el condado; evitar dividir bloques censales a menos que sea necesario
    • Preservar los límites de los SMD existentes en la medida de lo razonablemente posible
    • Adoptar los SMD de una población relativamente igual, dentro del 10% según lo exige la ley federal:
      una persona, un voto
  • August 9, 2022

    Board Work Session
    Meet with attorney and demographer to review data and deviation. If deviation occurs, demographer and counsel will present options for consideration.

    August 16, 2022

    Board Work Session
    Consider proposed map options. Review, discuss, and analyze options and possible revisions.

    September 6, 2022

    Board Work Session
    Work session to review and consider possible revisions to map options prior to releasing options to community. Decide on options for community feedback.

    September 6, 2022

    Board Work Session
    Work session to review and consider possible revisions to map options prior to releasing options to community. Decide on options for community feedback.

    September 13, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 and October 4

    Town Hall Community Meetings - 6 to 7 p.m.
    Community Meetings to be held in each Single Member District and will include:
    • Virtual or in person option
    • Bilingual communication
    • Presentation of physical and virtual maps showing proposed options and a comparison of current maps
    • Gathering of feedback/input from community members
    A summary of the community input will be presented at the October 11 board meeting.

    October 11, 2022

    Board Meeting Update
    Update Board on feedback from community. Discussion about resolution/statement that the current trustees will serve out their respective terms of office. If no changes are made, can take final action on October 17 at the regularly scheduled board meeting.

    October 17, 2022

    Board Meeting / Public Hearing
    If changes are made by the Board, a public hearing could be scheduled to invite public input on revised plan prior to any final Board action to approve a redistricting plan. If no changes are made the Board considers and takes action to approve the plan by resolution, including statements regarding current trustees servicing their respective terms in office.

    November 7, 2022

    Board Meeting
    (If not approved on Oct 17th) Board considers and takes action to approve plan by resolution, including statement regarding current trustees servicing their respective terms in office.

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