School Board Region Reapportionment Study Information
 
Petition to Realign Regional Election Districts Approved
 
The District’s Petition to Realign Regional Election Districts was approved by the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County on August 1, 2016. The new regional election districts will take effect in 2017.

On April 25, 2016, the Tredyffrin/Easttown Board of School Directors adopted a Resolution authorizing the filing of the Petition to realign the regional election districts in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to address changes in population that have resulted in disparity among the currently structured voting regions. The resolution adopted a plan recommended to the School Board by the Ad Hoc School Board Region Reapportionment Committee. The plan, which was developed through several months of careful study and significant community input, will realign the District’s voting regions in a way that reduces population disparity among regions and is consistent with the statutory requirements contained in the Public School Code regarding electoral boundaries and population equity.

Chester County will notify voters of the new regional election districts. A rough map of the new regions can be found at the following link: http://www.tesd.net/cms/lib/PA01001259/Centricity/Domain/57/Proposed_Reapportionment_Plan.pdf.
 
School District Files Petition to Realign Regional Election Districts
 
On April 25, 2016, the Board of School Directors adopted a Resolution authorizing the filing of a Petition with the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County to realign the regional election districts in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to address changes in population that have resulted in significant population disparity between the currently structured voting regions.

The resolution adopts a plan recommended to the School Board by the Ad Hoc School Board Region Reapportionment Committee. The adopted plan, which was arrived at after several months of careful study and significant community input, will realign the District’s voting regions in a way that significantly reduces population disparity between regions and is consistent with the statutory requirements contained in the Public School Code regarding electoral boundaries and population equity.

The District’s Solicitor filed the Petition on behalf of the District with the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County to request approval of the plan recommended by the Ad Hoc School Board Region Reapportionment Committee and adopted by the School Board. The Petition will be considered by the Court on May 31, 2016. Members of the public may review the following documents and background information.

1. Public Notice of Court’s Consideration for Realignment
2. Petition to Realign Regional Election Districts in Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
3. Judge’s Order
4. School Board Region Reapportionment Plan Presentation
5. The District’s Voting Region Plan
 
 
Background Information:
 
In September 2015, the School Board established an Ad Hoc School Board Region Reapportionment Committee for the purpose of studying the District's current voting regions for School Board elections. There are currently three voting regions across the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District that need realignment due to uneven population numbers.  
 
Ad Hoc Reapportionment Committee:
  • Doug Carlson, chair
  • Kevin Buraks
  • Scott Dorsey 
  • Wendy Towle, administrative liaison
 
March 28, 2016 School Board Meeting - School Board Reapportionment Plan Presented
With community input, the Committee studied the District's current voting regions for School Board elections by reviewing census and election board figures; identifying criteria for a new plan; and developing proposed plans. The School Board presented a proposed reapportionment plan for discussion at the March 28, 2016 School Board meeting at 7:30 pm at Conestoga High School.
 
Reapportionment Plans for Consideration:
 
Public Plans (2) - submitted January 10, 2016 
 
 
Meeting Minutes: 
 
 
  
October 7, 2015 Meeting Information
 
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