What is it?
The Rialto Unified School District (RUSD) is moving from At-Large elections to By-Trustee Area elections for its Board of Trustees in 2022. The goal of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is to ensure minorities and other members of protected classes can elect candidates of their choice or influence the outcome of elections. To achieve this goal, the CVRA favors By-Trustee Area elections, which is where only voters residing within each trustee area will elect a trustee who also must reside within the trustee area. If you wish to speak on this topic, you are welcome to attend the next RUSD Board of Education School Board Meeting. You may also provide input through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please call RUSD Communication/Media Services at (909) 820-7700, ext. 2126 or 2127.
Potential Election Sequencing Schedules
Below are potential election sequencing schedules for each draft trustee area map. Currently, the Board’s elections are sequenced so that two seats are up for election in 2022, and three seats are up for election in 2024. The options provided below maintain this sequencing. These do not encompass every possible sequencing schedule but include the most apparent schedules.
September 22, 2021
Board Meeting: First Pre-Map Public Hearing and Presenting
October 6, 2021
Board Meeting: Second Pre-Map Public Hearing
Preparation of Draft Trustee Area Scenarios
November 17, 2021
Board Meeting: First Public Hearing on Trustee Area Scenarios
December 15, 2021
Board Meeting: Second Public Hearing on Trustee Area Scenarios
January 26, 2022
Board Meeting: Third Public Hearing on Trustee Scenarios, Board Selection of Trustee Area Map, Board Consideration of Change in Election Method
County Committee on School District Organization Holds a Public Hearing and Considers Approval of Change in Election Method and Trustee Area Map
First Election Held Utilizing Trustee Area
- Agenda for April 13, 2022, Public Hearing (Updated April 9, 2022)
- Notice of Public Hearing on April 13, 2022 (Updated March 31, 2022)
- Notice of Public Hearing on January 26, 2022 (Updated Jan. 19, 2022)
- Notice of Public Hearing on December 15, 2021 (Updated Dec. 8, 2021)
- Public Notice (Update Nov. 10, 2021)
- Trustee Area Process Information (Update Sept. 29, 2021)
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Carter High School - MPR (2630 N. Linden Ave., Rialto, CA 92377)
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: The Bistro at the Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Center for Education (324 N. Palm Ave, Rialto, CA 92376)
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rialto High School - MPR (595 S. Eucalyptus Ave., Rialto, CA 92376)
SB County Meeting
San Bernardino County Committee on School District Organization Virtual Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/24hv8byz
Meeting ID: 928 8452 1954