Desert Sands's 2020 Trustee Boundary Redistricting

2020 Trustee Boundary Redistricting

2020 Trustee Boundary Redistricting
Posted on 01/24/2022
Trustee Map

After the 2020 Census update, pursuant to Education Code section 5019.5,  if the variance between the largest and smallest populations for the current trustee areas exceeds 10%, the District will need to go through the process of revising their trustee boundary areas. If the variance is less than 10%, no changes to the current trustee areas are needed.  The 2020 Census data revealed that the variance exceeds 10 percent and adjustments to Desert Sands Unified School District trustee area boundaries are necessary. 

Federal and state laws require that the trustee areas be nearly equal in population using the most recent Census counts. Some deviation is permitted, but the rule of thumb is that the difference between the most- and least-populous election districts should not exceed ten percent of the "ideal" district's population. Federal law also requires that election districts be drawn to respect protected race/ethnic groups so that their communities are neither divided nor overly concentrated in individual districts. The corresponding documentation addresses the District’s compliance with these standards for the selected map.

The Board Calendar for the Redistricting timeline is as follows:

~ Meeting #1 - Tuesday, August 21, 2021 - Introduced Boundary Evaluation Requirement

~ Meeting #2 - Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Trustee Boundary Areas Study Session. Introduced three (3) draft boundary scenarios.

~ Meeting #3 - Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - Public hearing and Board vote on adopted Trustee area map.

During the Board meeting of January 18, 2022, the Board of Trustees will hold a meeting and take action on one of the Trustee area map scenarios.


The Board approved and adopted the Trustee area map at its meeting on January 18, 2022.


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