As it transitions to the by-trustee area elections system model, MDUSD will be organized into five individual trustee areas. Previously, trustees were elected by voters of the entire district. In the new process, trustees will be elected by the voters living within the trustee’s respective area. Information about the process is available at https://mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/boardelections.
Based on previous public input, the Board has narrowed the selection of maps to those identified as Pink, Purple, and Purple-A. The public is asked to review the maps and provide feedback on these three maps still up for consideration. The Board is expected to make a final decision specific to the maps at its Oct. 28 meeting. That decision will then be forwarded to the County Committee on School District Organization (County Board of Education) for review and potential approval.
The Board holds the responsibility of selecting the sequencing to fill the new Trustee Area Representative seats.
The current staggering of elections seats two trustees in one year, and the other three trustees two years thereafter. This provides the Board with some level of consistency in process, rather than having all five seats open in any one year. Those individuals who currently hold seats and whose terms end in 2022 are protected as “At-Large” Representatives on the Board through the end of their term.
The decision to identify the two seats that will be open in the year 2020 does impact the entire governance structure.
The Governing Board is reviewing the many options available to them, and are carefully considering the impacts on the District to their choice. The public is asked to potential Sequencing of Elections data, attend the Public Hearing, and provide feedback on these three sequencing options. The Governing Board is expected to make a final decision specific to the sequencing of elections at its Oct. 28 meeting. That decision will then be forwarded to the County Committee on School District Organization (County Board of Education) for review and potential approval.
A report detailing the differences among the scenarios and the possible implications is available at http://mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1552638596120/1317567911809/6134870520692695450.pdf. Additional information about the elections transition process, including the process timeline, is available at https://www.mdusd.org/boardelections. Our online feedback form – posted at
https://www.mdusd.org/feedbacksurvey is available for the community to provide input in both English and Spanish.
- CVCHS renewal decision coming before year’s end
- 9th annual Scare Away Hunger at Concord High Halloween Night
- Information Days, Open Houses Scheduled for 2020-21 school year
- Request period for MDUSD intradistrict transfers opens Oct. 15
- MDUSD Community Speaker Series opens Oct. 23 with wellness & nutrition seminar