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Last chance to weigh in on KHSD trustee boundary lines

Last meeting before new map to get approved
Posted at 7:05 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 10:05:57-04

Monday evening is your last chance to weigh in on new boundary lines for Kern High School District trustee lines.

The districted agreed to redraw their trustee lines after the Dolores Huerta Foundation sued the school district saying the district Gerrymandered the trustee boundary lines discriminating against Latino. Monday's meeting is the fourth of five meeting. During the fifth meeting, the trustees are expected to approve a new map.

During Monday's meeting the trustees are expected to hear a presentation and public comments about where the new lines could go. The Dolores Huerta Foundations said the current lines are unfair because there is only one majority Latino district out of the five districts. According to the demographic, Latinos make up about 40% of the district's population. And the new lines are expected to give Latinos a second majority district.

Monday's meeting is scheduled at the district offices on Sundale Avenue and is expected to begin at 7 p.m.