Transition to By-Trustee Area Elections

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The Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) currently elects its Board of Education members through an at-large election system. Under this system, candidates for the Board of Education can reside anywhere in DJUSD's area of service and are elected by the registered voters that reside within DJUSD's area of service.

In accordance with the California Voting Rights Act, the District is transitioning to a by-trustee area election system, in which the District’s area of service is divided into trustee areas or districts. Voters in each of these trustee areas then elect their Board of Education representative, who must also reside in the respective trustee area.

On May 16, 2019, the DJUSD Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 41-19 Resolution Initiating Process of Establishing Trustee Areas and Elections By-Trustee Areas.

Pursuant to Election Code Section 10010, DJUSD is conducting a series of public hearings to receive community input on the composition of proposed election geographic areas for Board of Education seats. It is of the utmost importance that residents participate and provide feedback during the upcoming public hearings. It is the District’s desire to ensure that the proposed By-Trustee Areas reflect communities of interest and that the community is involved in this process.

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Scenario Blue Map Chosen 

On November 21, 2019, the Davis Joint Unified School Board of Trustees voted to use the blue scenario map when the District makes the switch to By-Trustee Area Elections in 2020. You can view the blue map and find out more information about the transition to By-Trustee Area Elections on our website.

County Committee Approves DJUSD Plan

On Thursday, January 3, 2020, Yolo County Committee on School District Organization conducted a Public Hearing and adopted a Resolution to take action on DJUSD’s proposal to implement By-Trustee Area Voting for Election of members of the DJUSD Board of Education.


Public Hearings and Community forums to provide for public review and input on process and draft maps for the trustee areas will be held as follows: 


Thursday, September 5: Public Hearing will take place at the Regular meeting of the Board of Education in City Chambers at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19: Public Hearing will take place at the regular meeting of the Board of Education in City Chambers at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 7: Community Forum Meeting at Da Vinci High School Presentation Room at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8: Community Forum Meeting at The All Student Center, Davis Senior High School at 6:00 p.m.

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