A victory at SJUSD!

Updated: Aug 12

We have an update for y’all on what’s been going on within the San Juan Unified School District!

On July 13th, the San Juan Unified School Board held a special meeting to review the draft maps for the District’s move to by-trustee elections. The Board was considering moving to either a 5- or 7-trustee district. Previously, there were 5 members on the Board, so they were deciding on whether to keep the same number of board members, or expand to 7 members.

Want more background info? See our previous post on this issue.

In a WIN for social justice advocates, the Board voted to approve a 7-member trustee district! This is great news, and would not have been possible without all the time and effort our community spent fighting for this outcome. While stating personally preferring a 5-member Board, a couple of the Board members still chose to go with the 7-member decision, citing feedback from the community.

The map isn’t perfect, but it’s a great step! Unfortunately Citrus Heights and West Arden Arcade are still not getting the representation they deserve, but there were definitely worse versions that could have been chosen.

Here is a link to the new map.

Stay tuned because the map will be redrawn (again) with 2020 census data, ahead of the 2022 elections.

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