TUSD trustees consider making district map changes

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Turlock Unified School District trustees started discussing possible revisions to the trustee area map, following data presented from the 2020 census.

Every 10 years with the U.S. Census, the school district is required to evaluate boundaries for trustee areas.

“The district has an obligation every 10 years to look at these boundaries and do something that is called redistricting,” said attorney Shawn VanWagenen at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting. “Federal laws are really focused on antidiscrimination and preventing gerrymandering, what people like to call one person one vote. What we’re really looking for is making sure the trustee areas are proportioned to the population.”

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