Redistricting is the process by which the geographic boundaries of elective districts (such as school board single member districts) are periodically redrawn in response to changes in population. NISD is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of seven members who are elected by voters in their single member districts.
Texas Education Code requires a school board to re-divide single member districts if “census data indicates that the population of the most populous district exceeds the population of the least populous district by more than 10 percent.” 2020 U.S. Census data indicated a 77.5% population differential between the District’s most and least populated single member districts, meaning NISD must go through redistricting.
The NISD Board of Trustees has chosen to seek community input on a proposed map. While not a requirement, NISD Trustees feel that hosting community meetings on redistricting is an important component of cultivating informed communities and ensuring that every voice is heard. Members of the NISD community are encouraged to provide feedback by:
- Attending one of two community meetings, scheduled for:
- Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m. Northside Activity Center
- Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Stinson Middle School
- Or submit written feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 25