Lindsay Unified approves new trustee area map

Lindsay Unified School District approves new trustee area map as part of redistricting process

LINDSAY – Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) has completed the redistricting process with the adoption of the new trustee area map for the next 10 years.

The map was adopted at the Jan. 24 LUSD school board meeting, where the public and the board had the opportunity to discuss two different maps.

Under the old boundaries, 2020 Census data showed that Lindsay Unified’s trustee map had a 38.05% peak deviance—the population difference between area 1, which was 17.49% under 3,446, the ideal population for each trustee area, and district 5, which was 20.56% over.

To shore up the deviation gap to be within 10% as redistricting rules mandate, the “Plan B” map was selected as the final map where the largest geographical changes were made between trustee area 5, currently represented by Alex Flores, and area 1, currently represented by Vahn Blue.

The northeastern side of town from Tulare Road to the south and Road 196 to the west was moved from area 5 to area 1. Southeast from the center of town was moved from area 3 to area 1 from S Foothill Avenue to the west, S Strathmore Avenue to the east, E Waddell Street to the south and E Honolulu Street to the north.

Lindsay Unified’s area 1, 2 and 5 seats will be up for grabs in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in November.

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