Trustee Boundary Maps

Plan A Map

Plan A

Plan B Map

plan b

Redistricting Information/Frequently Asked Questions 

What is redistricting?

Lemoore Union Elementary School District has a Board of Trustees consisting of five Board members who represent specific geographic areas known as trustee areas. Every 10 years, after new population data is released by the U.S. Census, school districts must evaluate and adjust their trustee area boundaries, as necessary, to equalize the population of the trustee areas. This assures equal representation for the residents of each trustee area on the district governing board. (Note: this process is also required at every level of government—federal, state, county, city and special districts).

Why is it important?

Redistricting is a fundamental step in maintaining fair representation in our democratic system of government. It determines which geographic areas, neighborhoods and communities are grouped together for the purpose of electing school board trustees who represent the concerns and interests of residents in their trustee areas.

What criteria are used in drawing boundaries?

Redistricting of the trustee areas must comply with federal and state law and should be carried out in a manner that, to the extent possible, provides for compact and contiguous trustee areas, includes easily identifiable boundaries, and maintains and respects communities of interest.

The trustee area boundaries should be adjusted such that the areas are nearly equal in population. “Nearly equal” means that the difference between the most- and least-populous trustee areas should not exceed 10% of the ideal trustee area population (the ideal trustee area population is one-fifth of the District’s total population). In addition, the federal Voting Rights Act prohibits election systems and practices that dilute the voting power of racial, ethnic and language minorities.

What are communities of interest?

Communities of interest are areas where people share social and economic interests, such as

  • Cities and unincorporated communities

  • Identifiable neighborhoods

  • Areas with similar racial and ethnic composition and cultural identities

Areas with common social and civic networks—schools, churches, homeowners associations,

retirement communities
Keeping communities of interest together for representation is an important goal of redistricting.

Where are the current trustee area boundaries?

A map showing the current trustee areas can be accessed by clicking the following link: 

Current Trustee Area Map

How can I participate in the process?

The redistricting process will include:

  • A Board presentation with opportunities for public input. The workshop will include a discussion of the redistricting process, the results of 2020 census data for the District and trustee areas, and the implications of the data on how the boundaries might need to be adjusted. The District’s demographic consultant, SchoolWorks, Inc., will provide information during the presentation.

  • The development of proposed maps which will provide for the adjustment of the trustee area boundaries to meet the requirements of the law and the redistricting criteria. These maps will be posted on this website for public review. The public is welcome to provide comments on the proposed maps and/or proposals for alternative map boundaries.

Your participation can include:

  • Attending the Board Presentation scheduled on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 and providing comments.

  • Providing comments on the proposed maps and/or providing an alternative map for consideration.

  • Attending the board hearing scheduled on December 14, 2021 for consideration of proposed maps and expressing your opinions or recommendations

Comments related to redistricting can be emailed to Araceli Hernandez at ahernandez@myluesd.net or mailed to Lemoore Union Elementary School District, Attn: Redistricting, 100 Vine Street, Lemoore, CA 93245

When must the redistricting process be completed?

  • The Board must adopt any adjustments to the trustee area boundaries no later than February 28, 2022. The adjusted boundaries will then be provided to the Kings County Elections Department.