Anthony Caro: Leave Minorities Alone

On March 21, 2018, the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education was forced to move from at-large elections to trustee area elections due to a lawsuit filed against the district.

On June 27, 2018, three board members voted for a map after failing to attend community meetings and ignoring public hearings about the maps.

For those that aren’t aware, currently any citizen from any part of the district can run for school board. Likewise, any voting citizen from any part of the district can vote for a school board member. Under the new trustee area system, each region of the school district has its own designated trustee. They must live in that designated area and can only receive votes from people that live in that area. Thus leading to us drawing maps for how these trustee areas will be designated.

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