Later this week, the Davis City Council will release their draft maps – most likely on Tuesday. But in the meantime, the school board has released theirs with four areas on it.
The district is required to share these maps in advance of Community Input meetings on October 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Da Vinci High School Presentation Room and on October 8, 2019, at Davis High School All Student Center.
At the board meeting of May 16, 2019, the board adopted a resolution that directed the Superintendent “initiate the process of changing the method of electing members of the Board, from the current at-large system whereby each member of the Board is elected by the registered voters of the entire District.”
This will be done in time for electing members for the November 2020 election.
Unlike the city council, it appears at this time that the district will retain both its election cycle and its five members.
Here are the four color coded maps:
The school district maps probably demonstrate a good reason why drawing the district to five boundaries is unlikely to produce a single minority-majority district. To create one, they would likely have to go to seven districts.
That said, it seems that three of the maps have a chance to produce that with the southern district extending a bit into central Davis. However, they also include a large expanse in south Davis by Mace which is exceedingly white.
Looking at the Asian and Latino Maps, there is probably more of a need to extend the boundary north toward center Davis and away from huge portions of east Davis which would have to go into a Korematsu district.
—David M. Greenwald reporting