Government entities across California, including the City of Chico, are transitioning to a new election system. Chico Unified School District Board of Education members are currently elected through an “at-large” election system, which means candidates for the Board of Education can reside anywhere in Chico Unified’s area of service and are elected by all registered voters that live within the Chico Unified School District boundaries.
Five step process for adopting maps
Proposed Timeline for Transition to District-Based Elections

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Proposed Timeline for Transition to District-Based Elections
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Updated on 1/20/2022.
   
DATE Action/document
9/1/2021 Public Outreach Meeting #1
9/15/2021 Public Outreach Meeting #2
10/20/2021 Presentation of Draft Trustee Area Maps
11/3/2021 First Hearing on Draft Maps
11/17/2021 Second Hearing on Draft Maps after incorporating feedback from First Hearing. 
11/24/2021 Final map options based on all Board and public feedback to be posted on District website.
1/19/2022 Additional map options and data to be presented based on feedback received since previous meeting.
2/2/2022 Public hearing on all presented map options. Board can select map if no new options presented.
2/16/2022 Board to adopt map if needed.
TBD Approval of trustee area map by County Committee on School District Reorganization (County of Board of Education)
TBD State Board of Education approval of CUSD waiver of election, which automatically establishes trustee area elections
TBD
The first election to use the trustee areas must be held more than 120 days after trustee areas are established by the State Board of Education
 
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Boundary Map Decision

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Boundary Map Decision
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Please click on the boundary map to view detailed aerial imagery and parcel lines.
 
If you wish to view the map overlays utilizing Google Maps (to identify specific address locations), please use the following files and instructions.
 
  1. Download the .kmz files. Purple Map | Green Map | Orange A | Orange B
  2. Go to mymaps.google.com.
  3. In the upper left, click “create a new map”.
  4. In the white box in the upper left corner, click the blue link that says “import”.
  5. Drag a .kmz file into the box (or click the button to navigate to where it is saved).
  6. The Trustee Areas will automatically load and the map will zoom in to their extent.
  7. To make the Trustee Areas transparent to see the basemap, mouse over each of the five layers and click the paint bucket icon that appears, then use the slider under “polygon transparency” to increase visibility through the layer.
  8. This step will need to be repeated for each of the five Trustee Area polygons.
  9. Users can type an address in the search bar and the map will zoom to that point.
  10. Clicking on one of the polygons on the map will display information including the Trustee Area number.
  11. To add another .kmz, click “add layer” in the upper left, then repeat 4-9 above.
Image of the purple map boundaries
Image of the green map boundaries
Image of map for option Orange A
Image of map for Option Orange B
Map Summary

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Map Summary
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GREEN MAP
  • Every Trustee Area represents both high schools.
  • Range of Hispanic/Latino population is 14.0% to 23.5%.
  • All areas are within required population range.
  • More diversity in socioeconomic data and housing tenure.
  • South Campus and The Avenues are split between multiple Trustee Areas.
PURPLE MAP
  • Emphasis on elementary school boundaries.
  • Range of Hispanic/Latino population is 13.4% to 24.8%.
  • All areas are within required population range.
  • Most diversity in socioeconomic data and housing tenure.
  • The Avenues are split between two Trustee Areas.
ORANGE MAP - A
  • Emphasis on simplifying election sequence by separating current Board members between Trustee Areas.
  • Range of Hispanic/Latino population is 14.8% to 22.7%.
  • All areas are within required population range.
  • Most diversity in socioeconomic data and housing tenure
  • All identified neighborhoods are contained within a single Trustee Area.
ORANGE MAP - B
  • Modifies Orange A to include more school site locations in Trustee Area 5.
  • Range of Hispanic/Latino population is 14.7% to 22.7%.
  • All areas are within required population range.
  • Most diversity in socioeconomic data and housing tenure.
  • All identified neighborhoods are contained within a single trustee area.
 
Additional Demographic Documents and Boundary Information (Based on 2020 U.S. Census Data)
 
How to Submit Public Input
 

We have several ways parents and community members can provide input regarding By-Trustee Area Election Boundary determinations.

 
 
 
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