Trustee Voting Areas
The Glendale Unified School District is in the process of changing from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections. Following is a timeline of events, as well as links to key documents related to the transition process. If there are any questions, please call the Business Services Office at 818-241-3111, ext. 271.HOW WE WILL GET THERE
As the District transitions to trustee area elections, it will engage in a collaborative and transparent process including multiple opportunities for the Board of Education to study the issue and receive community input regarding area/boundary choices. The process is presently planned to include:
School Population by Trustee Area - The District’s demographer has prepared this report which has a breakdown of Elementary, Middle School, and High School population in each Trustee Area under each Plan.
- January 12, 2016: Board finalizes a Resolution defining framing
criteria for drawing boundary lines.
- February 2, 2016: Board
approves outreach plan & final schedule (with community forum locations
- February 3, 2016: Website
updated with final timeline.
- February 12, 2016: Draft Area Maps are published. You can click on Trustee Area Maps (4) to view the interactive map of the GUSD initial draft plans. These
maps are FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY, to be used as a tool to garner public
input. These may, or may not, be
reflective of the final maps approved by the Board of Education.
- February 16, 2016: National
Demographics & Compass Demographics presents draft plans to the Board of
Education. The community is encouraged to submit their comments or questions to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be collected and answered in a Fact Sheet which will be posted on the District’s website.
- Community Meetings (4): Roosevelt Middle School on March 10, 2016; Administration Building, Board Room on March 12, 2016; Crescenta Valley High School on March 16, 2016; and Toll Middle School on March
- April 5, 2016: Public
Hearing on Draft Plans at Board Meeting.
Includes discussion and public input. Click on NDC Presentation to view the presentation by the demographer for the April 5th Board Public Hearing. Also, Click on NDC Report to view the demographer's report on the community meetings.
- April 19, 2016: Public Hearing on Draft Plans at Board Meeting. Following the Board's direction at the April 5, 2016 Board meeting, the District's demographer has created Draft Maps F and G. It is currently planned that the Board will review and make a decision to bring the final Map for approval on the May 3, 2016 meeting. This could change based on the Board's feedback to the demographer.
- Map F minimizes the number of elementary school trustee areas. In Map F, R.D. White Elementary School is only divided once, Fremont and Cerritos Elementary Schools are each divided once, and all other elementary school attendance zones are united. Map F replaces Maps A-E.
- Map G unites more of R.D. White Elementary School than Map F, and Glenoaks Elementary School with the Adams Hill area in Area 5. That combination enables putting more of R.D. White Elementary School together while keeping Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School together and not splitting the north between two trustee areas. Map G attempts to replace Maps A-E.
- May 3, 2016: Following the Board's direction at the April 19, 2016 Board meeting, the District's demographer has created Draft G2 Map. Map G2 pushes the deviations of the various trustee areas to do a slightly better job than plan G at keeping Fremont and R.D. White together. It is currently planned that the Board will review and make a decision to bring the final Map for approval on the May 24, 2016 meeting. This could change based on the Board's feedback to the demographer.
- May 24, 2016: The Board of Education took action to adopt the Preferred Trustee Area Plan for the District. The following Resolutions were adopted:
- GUSD Resolution to Adopt the Preferred Trustee Area Plan
- GUSD Resolution to Seek Waiver of Election Requirements
- Prior to October 2016:
New Boundary maps must be shared with the registrar of voters in
preparation for the April 2017 Election.
- April 2017: First three (3)
trustee areas are up for election.
- April 2019: Final two (2) trustee areas are up for election.
- Brennan Center:
- January 12, 2016: Board finalizes a Resolution defining framing criteria for drawing boundary lines.