The recent release of the 2020 census data requires the Tyler Independent School District to determine whether it is necessary to "redistrict" each of the trustee districts to ensure that they contain substantially equal population.
The District has received a report on the population growth in the territory of the trustee districts, and it appears that there is an imbalance in population. Thus, the Board must undertake efforts to adjust the boundaries of the trustee districts to bring the relative populations into appropriate balance. This project must be undertaken this year so that the trustee districts will be sufficiently sized and boundaries clearly defined prior to the 2022 general election.
The adjustments to the trustee boundaries are solely for electoral purposes. Any realignment of trustee boundaries will not, in of itself, affect the attendance zones or vertical teams or other aspects of school district operations.
Below you will find links to a summary of the redistricting process, a timeline and other important information. The Board welcomes public input related to this effort. The public can participate by contacting your Trustee, or by attending public meetings and making comments during the public participation portion.
On October 18, 2021, the Board approved the following resolutions adopting criteria and guidelines to be used in the redistricting process. The establishment of districting criteria will facilitate drawing and ensure that drawing occurs in an objective and fair manner. The proposed guidelines detail traditional districting criteria recognized by the courts as elements reasonably utilized by political subdivisions to redistrict.