GVUSD Redistricting Information
The Board of Trustees of the Golden Valley Unified School District will hold a redistricting workshop on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Liberty High School Theater, 12220 Road 36, Madera, CA 93636.
This District Board meeting will be held in-person. Video and audio livestream will be available as view and listen only online via Zoom (no public comments will be taken online). Instructions for accessing the video and audio livestream can be found the District’s website using the following link: https://go.boarddocs.com/ca/gvusd/Board.nsf/Public
What is redistricting?
The Golden Valley Unified School District has a Board of Trustees consisting of five Board members who represent specific geographic areas known as trustee areas. Every 10 years, after new population data is released by the U.S. Census, school districts must evaluate and adjust their trustee area boundaries, as necessary, to equalize the population of the trustee areas. This assures equal representation for the residents of each trustee area on the district governing board. (Note: this process is also required at every level of government—federal, state, county, city and special districts).
Redistricting of the trustee areas must comply with federal and state law and should be carried out in a manner that, to the extent possible, provides for compact and contiguous trustee areas, includes easily identifiable boundaries, and maintains and respects communities of interest.
Why does it matter?
Redistricting is a fundamental step in maintaining fair representation in our democratic system of government. It determines which geographic areas, neighborhoods and communities are grouped together for the purpose of electing school board trustees who represent the concerns and interests of residents in their trustee areas.
For more information and to participate:
If you are interested in learning more about the process and would like to provide comments and input, we invite you to attend the workshop. If you can’t attend the workshop, information and additional opportunities for input will be posted on the District’s website (http://www.gvusd.org/redistricting/). You can email comments and questions to ([email protected]) or mail comments to Golden Valley Unified School District, Attn: Redistricting, 37479 Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93636
Please note that redistricting will not change existing school attendance boundaries.