The School Board of Broward County, Florida has initiated the process for preparing a new School Board district map based on the 2010 Census data. Redistricting is the process of redrawing the lines of districts from which public officials are elected to balance the populations of the districts and ensure residents have equal representation on the School Board.
The 2011-2013 redistricting project, currently underway, provides for extensive public participation through a series of public hearings – one in each of the seven districts throughout the county – to inform the public about the process and requirements for drawing new School Board district map alternatives and receive input.
The public hearing for District 2 will be on Wednesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the City of Pembroke Pines Senior Center, 301 NW 103 Avenue, in Pembroke Pines. Public participation is welcome at each of the District public hearings.
The School Board appointed Redistricting Steering Committee has also requested a mapping workshop to be held in each of the administrative areas. These workshops provide instruction and assistance to those who wish to create a new School Board member district map for consideration. Each map submission will be reviewed based on the School Board's Guiding Principles for drawing School Board member districts.
The workshop pertaining to Coral Springs is set for Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at Monarch High School, 5050 Wiles Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073.
For more information, or to schedule a mapping appointment, visit www.broward.k12.fl.us/redistricting.