San Mateo County, CA—The San Mateo County Board of Education (SMCBOE) resumed its efforts to move to by-trustee area elections with the first of four public hearings at its meeting Wednesday, April 7th.
SMCBOE trustees are currently elected “at-large,” meaning candidates are required to reside within given areas of the county and the voters of the entire county elect the candidates to the Board. In a “by-trustee area” election, one candidate residing in each trustee area is elected only by the registered voters in that particular trustee area. The new electoral system is expected to begin with the 2022 Board election.
The following is the schedule of upcoming SMCBOE hearings on by-trustee area elections. These hearings will be held as part of the SMCBOE’s regularly scheduled public meetings.
April 21 – Second public hearing to receive community comments and public testimony concerning the composition of potential trustee voting areas associated with the Board’s transition to a by-trustee area election system
May 5 – First public hearing to receive community comments and public testimony concerning proposed trustee voting area plans
May 19 – Second public hearing to receive community comments and public testimony concerning proposed trustee voting area plans
For more information on the SMCBOE’s transition to a by-trustee area election system, visit the San Mateo County Office of Education’s website.
If you would like to attend and/or provide public comment at the hearing, visit the Board Meeting Schedule page for information on how to do so.
In addition to providing feedback at one of the public hearings, you may also submit your comments via this form.