EBF Redistricting Board of Directors
Following the 2020 Census
Public Hearing will be held at the December 19, 2022 Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm. Constituents of the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District will be welcome to voice their opinion regarding the two proposed director district maps.
Most straight forward approach. Removed the population in District 4 and placed that population in District 5.
This proposal is county and precinct friendly. Population in District 4 in the northeast area is moved to District 2. District 2 has a population south of the county line east of Eddyville moved into District 5.
EBF Required to Re-District Board of Directors
After every federal census school districts are required to analyze their Board Districts if they have district representatives instead of at-large representatives. If there is a variance greater than 10% between any two districts the school district is required to re-district the Board of Director districts.
From the 2020 census the populations located in District #4 (784) and District #5 (642) had a variance of 22%. This triggered the mandatory re-districting of the Board of Directors.
The two proposals to the left will create variances that are within the 10% limit for all Districts.
The current proposals do not change the district representatives. If a board member's address had placed them outside their current district of representation an election for that district would be necessary.
Interesting data from the 2020 census. The population of the EBF district increased from 4,054 to 5,085 people. Yet the student resident count has decreased slightly. There have been 300 new homes built within the school district too
Community members are able to provide written comments for the Board of Directors regarding the 2 re-districting proposals. The form to enter your comments in linked here: Public Comments.
All comments through the linked form must be completed by Friday December 16, 2022 @ 3 pm.