Redistricting 2021

  • Redistricting is the process by which a school district ensures population balance in each of its Board of Education areas. Board areas must be made as equal in population as possible and practicable so that communities have equal access to political representation. In accordance with Alabama law, the Baldwin County Board of Education is composed of seven (7) single board member districts.  Under Ala. Code 16-8-1, after every Census, school districts are required to:

    1. Review the population data to determine if their board areas are still within the allowable variance.

    2. Make any necessary adjustments to the areas to ensure population balance.

    The 2021 redistricting effort will impact the board areas for some of the 2022 Board member elections.  The input of the community is appreciated in order to create a map that provides fair and effective representation for all citizens of the Baldwin County Board of Education.

    What redistricting is: 

    • Redistricting is the process by which a school district ensures population balance of each of the Board of Education trustee areas 
    • It is designed for Board of Education trustee elections
    • What redistricting is not: 
    • Redistricting does not change any school’s attendance zone area boundaries. 

     

Voting Area Considerations:

    • Each area should contain nearly equal as practicable number of inhabitants
    • Drawn to comply with the Federal Voting Rights Act
    • Compact and contiguous, as much as possible
    • Respect “communities of interest” as much as possible
    • Feeder patterns, municipalities, historical identities, social identities, geographic boundaries
    • Follow human-made and natural geographic features, if possible
    • May not favor or discriminate against a political party
    • Preserve the core of existing districts as much as possible
    • Avoid split precincts
    • Not redistrict out any current Board member

Current BCBE Board District Map

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Proposed BCBE Board District Map

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How to Get Involved

  • Meeting #1:  November 16, 2021- 5:00 p.m. Board Work Session, Central Office Satellite, Loxley, Alabama – presentation of districts at November work session  Watch this PowerPoint presentation to learn more about the proposed changes click here to learn more. 

    Meeting #2:  November 18, 2021 5:30 p.m.–Regular Board Meeting, Tharp Building, Bay Minette, Alabama – Public comments on Districts will be allowed during Regular work session.  Public citizens should sign up on the Delegate sign in sheet outside the door to the board meeting.

    Meeting #3:  December 7, 2021- 4:30 p.m. Board work session, Tharp Building, Bay Minette, Alabama- second presentation of districts at December work session  (Presentation to follow) 

    Meeting #4:  December 7, 2021- immediately following work session, Regular Board Meeting, Tharp Building, Bay Minette, Alabama- Public comments on Districts will be allowed during Regular work session.  Public citizens should sign up on the Delegate sign in sheet outside the door to the board meeting.

Community member input:   

  • To provide any feedback or comments regarding the proposed Board member districts, you may email those to: news@bcbe.org