The release of the 2010 census data requires the Tyler Independent School District to determine whether it is necessary to "redistrict" each of the trustee districts to ensure that they contain substantially equal population.
The District has received a report on the population growth in the territory of the trustee districts, and it appears that there is an imbalance in population between the seven separate trustee districts. Thus, the Board must undertake efforts to adjust the boundaries of the trustee districts to bring the relative populations into appropriate balance. This project must be undertaken this year so that the trustee districts will be sufficiently sized and boundaries clearly defined prior to the 2012 general election.
The adjustments to the trustee boundaries are solely for electoral purposes. Any realignment of trustee boundaries will not, in of itself, affect the attendance zones or other aspects of school district operations.
Below you will find links to a summary of the redistricting process, a timeline and other important information. Please revisit and check this website for additional information as it will be updated throughout the redistricting process. The Board welcomes public input related to this effort. The public can participate by contacting your Trustee, or by attending public meetings and making comments during the public participation portion of regular board meetings.
On April 27, 2011, the Board approved the following resolutions adopting criteria and guidelines to be used in the redistricting process. The establishment of districting criteria will facilitate drawing and ensure that drawing occurs in an objective and fair manner. The proposed guidelines detail traditional districting criteria recognized by the courts as elements reasonably utilized by political subdivisions to redistrict.
According to the 2010 Census data, TISD's Trustee districts are not of sufficiently equal population and must be redrawn in order to comply with the "one-person, one-vote" principle established by the U.S. Constitution. The Board of Trustees is considering new boundaries for its trustee districts and has drafted a plan – Illustrative Plan 1.
Both Illustrative Plans, including a breakdown of the demographic information for each Trustee district can be found at the links below:
A public hearing took place on June 23, 2011 at the Birdwell Elementary School Cafeteria.
The Board of Trustees encourages participation in the redistricting process. A public hearing was held on the Board’s proposed redistricting plan. For details, click on the following link:
If you would like more information, please contact Gina Orr at 903.262.1001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
La información y el material relacionados con el proceso de redistribución, se encuentran disponibles en Español. Para mayor información, sírvase contactar Gina Orr en 903.262.1001 or email@example.com.