• Proposal 5 - Adopted Boundries

  • lust: 202126016483 Date: 12/09/2021 Time: 1:21PM

    Page 1 of 45 II: 1014 P: 868, Kimberley Barrineau, Clerk of Cour

    Hendry, County, By: DH

    Deputy Clerk

    A RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA ESTABLISHING ELECTORAL DISTRICTS FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA

    WHEREAS, Section 1001.36(1), Florida Statutes, provides that for the purpose of nominating and electing School Board members, each school district shall be divided into at least five district School Board member residence areas, which shall be numbered one to five, inclusive, and shall be as nearly equal in population as practical; and

    WHEREAS, Section 1001.36(2), Florida Statutes, further provides that the School board of any district may make any change which it deems necessary in the boundaries of any School Board member residence area at any meeting of the School Board; provided that such changes be made only in odd numbered years; and

    WHEREAS, by Florida Constitution and Statute, the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County is in the process of adjusting the boundaries of the county commissioner district to establish representative districts for its members which have populations as nearly equal as is practical; and

    WHEREAS, based upon information provided by the Board of County Commissioners derived from the 2020 Census has provided population information which indicates the need to establish new district boundaries for County Commissioners in Hendry County; and

    WHEREAS, the Hendry County School Board believes it would be in the public interest to have the same residence districts for School Board Member and County Commissioners and the Hendry County Supervisor of Elections has recommended the same residence districts be utilized by both the Board of County Commissioners and the School Board; and

    WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has determined that the Districts as set

    forth herein meet the requirements of Florida Law, the 1991 U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Civil Action No. 91-13C1V-FTM-3A20 Consent Decree, and the well being and equal representation of the various communities and citizen of Hendry County;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT:

    The Five Districts as set forth in the attached Exhibit "A" are hereby established as the Districts for the respective members of the School Board of Hendry County, Florida. The Districts are depicted on the map attached as Exhibit "B".

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the School Board; be recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court; be published at least once in a newspaper published in the County within 30 days after adoption; the appropriate officials of Hendry County shall forthwith give notices of the new District boundaries as required by Florida law; and that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be transmitted to the Department of State.

    This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its adoption.

    Duly considered and adopted by the School Board of Hendry County, Florida, this 7th day of December, 2021.

     

    For more information on the updated School Board Member district maps, please contact:

    Mrs. Amy Collins

    Administrative Secretary

    863-674-4642