Redistricting 2011

Introduction

As part of the redistricting process at Dallas ISD, the Board of Trustees has directed the redistricting consultants to develop alternative plans that illustrate different approaches to rebalancing the population among the nine single-member trustee districts. 

The purpose of these plans is to demonstrate to the community alternative means of drawing the districts within the guidelines and criteria adopted by the district for redistricting and to stimulate discussion and suggestions from the community. 

The trustees welcome your input and are scheduling public hearings around the district to receive comments and suggestions.  Hearings will be held Aug. 1, 4, 9, and 16, 2011.  Please keep checking this site for the times and locations of the hearings in your neighborhood, which will be posted shortly.

After the public hearings, the Board of Trustees will meet to consider the various illustrative plans and the comments and suggestions from the public and will then adopt a redistricting plan for the school district to be utilized in elections starting next year.


Submission of redistricting plan under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act


Notice of Public Hearings

According to the 2010 Census data, Dallas Independent School District’s trustee districts are out of balance and must be redrawn in order to comply with the “one-person, one-vote requirements of the U.S. Constitution.

The Board of Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District is considering new boundaries for its trustee districts and wants to hear from you.  Interested persons may submit comments at any of the following public hearings:

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON REDISTRICTING
Date, Time and Location

August 1, 2011

August 4, 2011

August 9, 2011
August 16, 2011

6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

DeGolyer ES
3453 Flair Drive

DISD Administration Building
Board Room
3700 Ross Ave.

DISD Administration Building
Board Room
3700 Ross Ave.

DISD Administration Building
Board Room
3700 Ross Ave.

Tommie Allen Rec Center
7071 Bonnie View

Preliminary plans for the trustee districts will be available at each hearing and are available for public inspection during normal business hours at Dallas ISD’s Administration Building, 3700 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, Monday through Friday from now until the conclusion of the public hearings. 

Copies of the plans are also available at http://www.dallasisd.org/redistricting/.  In addition, you need to be aware that the Board of Trustees has adopted Guidelines for public participation.  The Guidelines, among other things, require that comments be submitted in writing even if you make them orally at the hearing.  All written comments are due by the close of the hearing.  The Guidelines may be found here.  Any plans that are proposed must conform to the redistricting Criteria adopted by the Board of Trustees.  The Criteria are found here.

You may also call the Office of Board Services at (972) 925-3720 if you have any questions.

Reports to the Board of Trustees

Voting Tabulation District (VTD) Maps and Reports

The following VTD Maps (in two size formats) are provided to facilitate plan drawing by the public.  The Maps depict all VTDs (Election Precincts) in Dallas ISD. The existing trustee district boundaries are depicted in red on the Maps for your convenience.  The accompanying report contains population and demographic information for each VTD in the district.    Some VTDs on the

Dallas ISD boundary are split by the boundary line.  The population of these split VTDs in the report does not contain population from outside the district.

The Maps and Reports can be utilized to draw alternative proposals for redistricting the trustee districts by adding the population figures from the Report for each district. To facilitate the process, interested persons may reference the population charts in the initial assessment report or other plan reports for illustrative plans on this website to obtain base population for existing or proposed trustee districts.

Reports

Maps

Current Maps

Illustrative Redistricting Plans-Draft Map Plans and Charts


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