BOARD OF DIRECTORS REDISTRICTING

Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, Battle Ground Public Schools is required to evaluate the boundaries of its Board of Directors’ districts and determine if director redistricting is needed.

**This process will NOT affect where a student attends school. This process affects School Board Director Districts ONLY, not attendance areas.**

Redistricting is the process of changing map boundaries of voting districts so that all districts have roughly the same number of people, and thus fair representation.

The 2020 U.S. Census revealed that there was a large population increase in Director District 4.

The Battle Ground School District’s population deviation range varied the most in District 4 by 31.5 percent and in District 1 by -14.7 percent.

Redistricting preserves communities and gives equal representation based on population. Deviation range must be below 10%, should be below 5%, and should always aspire toward 0%.

Washington State law Redistricting Requirements

  • Districts must be population balanced
  • Districts must be contiguous
  • Redistricting must be drawn in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws including the Federal Voting Rights Act
  • Redistricting must not be done to favor or disfavor a protected class or political party
  • Districts should be as compact as possible
  • Districts should preserve communities of mutual interest
  • Districts should preserve the use of existing natural boundaries
  • District should not split census blocks

U.S. Census adjusted database released in fall of 2021.

  • March 2022: Project initiation and data gathering.
  • April 2022: Development of draft scenarios. Board workshop springboard scenario review 4/11/2022. Publish draft map 4/16/2022. Board meeting public testimony on draft map 4/25/2022.
  • May 2022: Revise and publish final map 5/9/2022. Board adopts final redistricting map 5/23/2022.

No. The redistricting scenario does not impact current directors as they would all still reside within their district boundaries.

Public Input

The Board of Directors took public comment on the proposed director districts both online and at its April 25 board meeting during a Public Hearing. Directors will consider public comments as it moves forward with the redistricting process. The board will consider the proposed changes to director districts at a board meeting in May.

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Proposed Director Redistricting Boundary Map

Final Proposed Redistricting Map

Battle Ground, Washington total population and deviation per district: View the PDF

For more information please contact:

Rita Sanders, Communications Officer, at (360) 885-5470.

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