EL MONTE – El Monte Union High School District has released draft trustee area maps for the community to review and comment on as it moves toward shifting from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections.

Beginning in November 2022, residents will vote for a single Board of Trustees candidate residing in their newly drawn trustee area, comprised of one-fifth of the entire school district.

Three initial maps – NDC Green, NDC Purple, NDC Yellow and two additional maps, NDC Orange and NDC Purple 2 – were developed by professional demographers based on comments from public hearings. One map – NDC Purple 2 is a modified version of the initial NDC Purple map. All maps will be available for comment and displayed during a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the next board meeting.

The public is urged to provide input regarding how the trustee areas are divided and on the corresponding election plans. The draft maps are also posted at each EMUHSD high school, the District office and online at the EMUHSD District Formation Process website.

The District has hosted five school-site community open houses, two opportunities to meet with the mapping team and three public hearings. The public is invited to attend upcoming hearings scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesdays – Dec. 8, Jan. 5, and Feb. 2 – either in-person or virtually where comments will be received by the Board. The Board anticipates narrowing the number of maps under consideration during the public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 and to select a final map on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022.

For more information on the District Formation Process, to view draft maps and provide online comments, visit emuhsd-by-area-trustees.com.