The decennial census marks the time for certain local government entities to redistrict, including community college districts. The Siskiyou Joint Community College District (SJCCD) is subject to mandatory redistricting pursuant to Education Code 5019.5. If the District does not redistrict before March 1, 2022, the county committee on school re-organization is required to redistrict by April 30, 2022.
California Community College District governing boards are subject to the federal Voting Rights Act and the one person, one vote principle of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act prohibits electoral systems that deny or abridge the voting rights of protected racial and language minority groups. The one person, one vote principle requires that governing board member districts be as equal in population as possible and that election systems that are at-large meet the one person, one vote test. In the SJCCD, the trustees are required to be residents of a particular district, and their districts must meet the requirements of the Voting Rights Act.
The SJCCD is working with Redistricting Partners, a firm based in Sacramento, CA, to ensure voting rights to protected racial and language minority groups; and that the seven districts in Siskiyou County are as equal in population as possible. When the Board of Trustees are assured that the best option has been developed, they will forward their approved redistricting option to the County Committee on School District Re-organization (chaired by the County Superintendent of Schools).
The Board of Trustees of the SJCCD will be voting on the proposed new election areas on February 15, at their regular board meeting. The Board will have an opportunity for public comment on the proposed maps at that meeting. The community is invited to review. Below are links to the atlases of the new updated Plan B3.
For information regarding the redistricting process, contact the College of the Siskiyous Public Relations Office by sending an email to email@example.com or call (530) 938-5373. The Weed Campus can also be reached by calling toll-free (888) 397-4339. The Siskiyou Joint Community College District Board of Trustees will be holding their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm via Zoom videoconferencing. Due to physical distancing and gathering restrictions, the public will attend via Zoom using the meeting information provided.
Meeting materials are available through BoardDocs.
Meeting ID: 929 9238 0245
Phone: (669) 900-9128