In June the Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept a proposed redistricting map of the District to put out for public comment.
All of the maps were the result of the work done by the nine-member citizens advisory committee, a demographer and the District’s legal counsel. After public comment and adoption of a final proposal, a board-approved map will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice for final approval.
The approval of a map would enable nine single member districts on the Board, rather than the eight single member districts and one at-large position, that of the Board President. Under a new plan, the Board president would be chosen among the nine trustees by the board members themselves.
Both plans brought forward by the citizens committee would create a ninth district made up of parts of the current District 1 and District 8 and would have a majority Hispanic demographic.
The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education held public hearings on the proposal this summer.
||Joel W. Heydenburk|
||Joe Ralph Martinez|