Redistricting rebalances the total Socorro ISD population throughout the single-member districts solely for electoral purposes. It does not add new districts. Any neighborhood that is in Socorro ISD will stay in Socorro ISD, and any neighborhood that is currently in a neighboring school district will stay in that neighboring school district. Redistricting does not impact attendance zones, feeder patterns, or other aspects of school district operations.
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What is Redistricting?
Socorro Independent School District has seven (7) school board trustees; five are elected from single-member districts and 2 are elected at-large. Every ten years following the US Census, Texas Education Code Section 11.052 will require Socorro ISD to redraw the boundaries of the 5 single-member districts it uses to elect trustees if the most populous single-member district exceeds the total population of the least populous district by more than 10%. In other words, district boundaries should be redrawn to ensure each district has nearly equal population. The release of the 2020 US Census data confirmed that Socorro ISD must redistrict. The goal of Socorro ISD’s redistricting process will be to redraw single-member district boundary lines to correct population imbalances in a way that is consistent with legal requirements and in a way that makes sense for the Socorro ISD school community.
What is Redistricting Not?
Redistricting rebalances the population of Socorro ISD’s current single-member districts. It does not add new districts. Any neighborhood that is in Socorro ISD will stay in Socorro ISD, and any neighborhood that is currently in a neighboring school district will stay in that neighboring school district. Redistricting does not impact attendance zones, feeder patterns or other aspects of school district operations. Below you will find links to a summary of the redistricting process and other important information. The Board welcomes public input related to this effort, and there is also a link below which provides a form for submitting comments. The public can also participate by contacting your Trustee, or by attending public meetings and making comments during the citizen's communication portion of regular board meetings.