SAISD prepares to draw new district maps to address shifting population

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The San Antonio Independent School District will be gathering public input as it prepares to draw new maps for its seven-member Board of Trustees.

Redistricting Town Hall Meetings are now set up for September 13 through October 4, 2022. Each of the meetings will include a ‘meet and greet’ session with  SAISD Superintendent Dr. Jaime Aquino and a Board Trustee. These gatherings will be for parents, teachers, staff, and community members from all schools within each single-member district.

School districts will redistrict every 10 years to balance out shifting populations as illustrated by the U.S. Census. One part of the Texas Education Code requires school boards to redivide single-member districts if census data shows that the number of people in the most populous district exceeds the population of the least populous district by more than 10 percent.

According to U.S. Census data, SAISD now ranks third in student population out of 15 Bexar County-area school districts. The district covers 79 miles with a total population of 306,943.

You can get more information on the upcoming meetings and the redistricting process by clicking here.

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