The Board of Trustees has recommended changes to the trustee districts. The new districts will be in use for the 2022 election.
Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census, when district boundaries for federal, state, and local elected offices are redrawn to reflect new population data and shifting populations. WCSD received census data form the Washoe County Registrar of Voters showing the total population in Washoe County is up approximately 15% since 2010.
On September 14, 2021 at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Trustees adopted Guiding Principles in order to develop proposed map(s) for district boundaries. In general, these principles are considered best practices and in line with the Voting Rights Act of 1964 and the subsequent Supreme Court cases that apply to this process. These principles include beginning with the current districts and then making adjustments that would keep all current sitting trustees within their district as well as maintain the core of the district. Areas with common interest or affinities will be considered and district boundaries will coincide with other election districts or school zoning boundaries as practicable.
Redistricting Guiding Principles:
- Existing districts will be the starting point
- Current trustee residence will be retained within his/her district
- Population of each district will vary as little as possible from ideal population within historical and legally defensible ranges when other guidelines are taken into account (+/- 5%)
- Districts will continue to be compact and contiguous
- Core of the district will remain intact
- Areas with similar or common interests or affinities will be considered
- Districts will coincide with other election districts and current school zoning boundaries if possible
Board Approved Updated Districts:
The Board of Trustees utilized the above guiding principles and accepted public comments and emails regarding several proposed options for redistricting prior to making a decision.
On October 12, 2021, The Board of Trustees approved Option 3 related to Trustee Districts A and D; the Board of Trustees approved Option 2 related to Trustee Districts F and G; and the Board of Trustees directed the Superintendent to bring back additional options related to Trustee Districts B, C, and E as discussed.
The new maps have been submitted to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters. These maps will be used for the 2022 election process by the Registrar of Voters.
Click here to view an interactive map that includes the new trustee districts in GIS software. Click on the “Contents” tab to toggle boundaries on and off. For further questions pertaining to utilizing the map contact, please email GIS@WashoeSchools.net.
View your voter information, find your precinct and district representative information by visiting Washoe County’s Registrar of Voters page: https://www.washoecounty.gov/voters/resources/precinct-districtmaps.php