School Board Redistricting
Section 1001.36, Florida Statutes, requires the School Board to make changes "deemed necessary in the boundaries of any district school board member residence area at a meeting of the school board in odd-numbered years" and that no boundary change that "would affect the residence qualifications of any incumbent member shall disqualify such incumbent member during the term for which he or she is elected." Accordingly, the School Board is legally required to review, formulate and approve a redistricting plan and adopt a resolution setting forth the boundaries for that plan prior to the end of 2021.
Following its review of 2020 U.S. Census data, the School Board will, in cooperation with the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, hold two joint public hearings on the proposed redrawn electoral boundaries on November 9th (Clewiston) and December 7th, 2021 (LaBelle). Thereafter, the School Board will vote to approve the new boundaries at its December 7th, 2021, School Board.
The proposed School Board Member district map will not impact school attendance zones. It will not impact where any child attends school. It may impact which School Board Member election you vote in.
For more information on the updated School Board Member district maps, please contact:
Mrs. Amy Collins