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SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

On Oct. 12, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) held the first of a series of public hearings as it begins the process of transitioning from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system. The city of Encinitas is undergoing a similar effort as the school district and many other elected bodies throughout the state in response to threats of costly litigation for violations of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).

The CVRA prohibits the use of at-large elections of governing board members if it “impairs the ability of a protected class to elect candidates of its choice or its ability to influence the outcome of an election.” A violation of...

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