2011-2013 School Board Redistricting Project Now Underway
The School Board of Broward County has initiated the process for preparing a new Broward County School Board district map based upon the recently released 2010 Census data. Redistricting is the process of redrawing the lines of districts from which public officials are elected to balance the populations of the districts and ensure residents have equal representation on the School Board. In accordance with Florida Statute 1001.36, the School Board may make any change that it deems necessary in the boundaries of any district school board member area at any meeting of the district school board, provided that such changes shall be made only in an odd-numbered year.
Proposed changes to School Board member districts will modify the geographic areas from which School Board members in districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 are elected. Seats 8 and 9 are county-wide and will not be impacted by this effort. Alternative map options will be prepared for the School Board to consider. The School Board has approved Guiding Principles to help review and development alternative School Board district maps based on the 2010 Census data. A series of seven public hearings will be scheduled to provide information and receive public comments on the modification of School Board member voting district maps.
THE MAP REVISION WILL NOT CHANGE WHICH SCHOOLS STUDENTS ATTEND, NOR WILL IT CHANGE BUS STOPS OR THE AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION TO SCHOOLS.
Public comments are encouraged throughout the process, which is scheduled to conclude in January or February, 2013.
For further information please see the redistricting FAQs and Glossary.