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Transition to By-Trustee Area Electoral System

Overview
On July 11, 2017, the PYLUSD Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 4, Intent to Initiate the Process of Establishing Trustee Areas and Elections By-Trustee Areas. Prior to the 2018 General Election, PYLUSD will transition from an “at-large” method of election to a “by-trustee” area electoral system.

Under an at-large method of election, registered voters within the school district’s boundaries can vote for all Governing Board candidates. To be eligible in an at-large election, Governing Board candidates are required to reside anywhere within district boundaries. Under a by-trustee area electoral system, Governing Board candidates must reside within their own trustee area and are elected only by registered voters of that same trustee area.
 
Following three informative community information nights and two successful public hearings, the PYLUSD Governing Board of Education adopted a resolution that established criteria for developing trustee area maps on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. 

With the adoption of this resolution, the district’s retained demographer, National Demographics Corporation (NDC), initiated the process in creating proposed trustee area maps. The district’s proposed trustee area maps will be available for public viewing beginning Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at www.pylusd.org/bytrusteearea/. The maps will also be on public display at the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District office near the Board Room (1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia, CA 92870) and at the Professional Development Academy (4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, CA 92886). As a reminder, these maps will not impact school attendance boundaries. 

In moving forward, the district will hold two additional public hearings in order to collect community feedback on proposed trustee area maps. These public hearings will take place in the PYLUSD Board Room on the following dates:

- Public Hearing #3 – Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
- Public Hearing #4 – Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

If you are unable to attend a public hearing, but wish to submit questions or feedback regarding one or more of the trustee area maps, please fill out the district’s Google form below titled, “PYLUSD PYLUSD Proposed Trustee Area Maps Feedback Form."

Following the fourth public hearing on November 7, the PYLUSD Governing Board of Education will select and adopt one map to submit to the Orange County Committee on School District Organization and the California State Board of Education for final approval. Once the map is approved by both committees, by-trustee area voting will be in place for the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 
Proposed Trustee Area Maps (3)
To view proposed trustee area maps on an interactive web viewer, please follow the link below.  Upon clicking the link, utilize the buttons in the top left corner to navigate map layers including proposed trustee area maps.  *As a reminder, these maps do not impact school attendance boundaries.  

If you require assistance in viewing and/or submitting feedback in relation to proposed trustee area maps, please call the PYLUSD Communications Office at (714) 985-8402.

Placentia-Yorba Linda USD Districting - Interactive Map Web Viewer
 
Orange Map
Green Map
On November 7, Board of Education members took action to select the Green Map to move forward for approval by the Orange County Committee on School District Organization.
Purple Map
Map Comparison Data
Opportunity to Submit Feedback
Individuals who are unable to attend public hearings have the opportunity to submit electronic feedback regarding proposed trustee area maps in the Google Form below.  The comments and/or questions submitted to this form will not be posted publicly and will only be distributed to appropriate district personnel.
 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 
Will this impact where my student goes to school?
No, the district’s transition from at-large to by-trustee area voting will have no impact on school attendance zones. 

How many trustee areas will be established?
In alignment with Board Bylaw (BB) 9110, five separate by-trustee voting areas will be established within the district boundary map. 

How will PYLUSD determine the trustee area map?
The district has retained demographers to develop several map options for purposes of discussion. Two public hearings will be conducted prior to the creation of map options. Two additional public hearings will be conducted following the creation of map options. After receiving community feedback and additional input from the Board of Education, a final map will be selected and sent to the Orange County Committee on School District Organization for final approval. 

When will this change go into effect?
If the Orange County Committee on School District Organization approves the final map, by-trustee area voting will be in place for the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
 

Schedule - Community Information Nights
 

Date

Location

Time

Comm. Information Night #1

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
*Child care available during meeting.

PYLUSD Board Room

1301 E. Orangethorpe Avenue

Placentia, CA 92870
Click here for directions.

5:30 p.m.

Comm. Information Night #2

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Yorba Linda High School Library

19900 Bastanchury Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Click here for directions.

5:30 p.m.

Comm. Information Night #3

Thursday, August 24, 2017

*Child care available during meeting.

Valencia High School Library

500 N. Bradford Avenue

Placentia, CA 92870

Click here for directions.

5:30 p.m.

 

Schedule - Public Hearings
 

Date

Location

Time

Public Hearing #1

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PYLUSD Board Room

1301 E. Orangethorpe Avenue

Placentia, CA 92870

Click here for directions.

7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing #2

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

PYLUSD Board Room

1301 E. Orangethorpe Avenue

Placentia, CA 92870

Click here for directions.

7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing #3

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PYLUSD Board Room

1301 E. Orangethorpe Avenue

Placentia, CA 92870

Click here for directions.

7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing #4

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

PYLUSD Board Room

1301 E. Orangethorpe Avenue

Placentia, CA 92870

Click here for directions.

7:00 p.m.

Letters from Superintendent, Dr. Greg Plutko
*As a reminder, these maps do not impact school attendance boundaries.

Should you require assistance submitting proposed trustee area map feedback, please call the PYLUSD Communications Office at (714) 985-8402.

Proposed Trustee Area Maps (3) - PDF Versions