Director District Representation Overview

  • The District 49 Board of Directors have placed a question on the November 2015 ballot giving voters the option to ensure local representation. If approved by voters, the ballot measure would change the school district plan of representation from the current five at-large seats to a director district based on five smaller geographic areas.
     
    Proposed Plan of Representation and Election for Falcon School District 49
    The following is the proposed plan of representation and election for the District 49 Board of Education, to be adopted or rejected by the eligible electors of the District at the 2015 regular biennial election.
     
    Proposed Director Districts
    The proposed plan includes five director districts, comprising the entire District 49 Board of Education. Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 22-31-109(2), the proposed director districts are designed to be as nearly equal in population as possible, contiguous, compact, and composed of existing voter precincts.
     
     
    District
    1
    District
    2
    District
    3
    District
     District
    5
    Voter
    precincts
    223
    401
    403
    405
    406
    408
    445
    410
    411
    412
    413
    420
    444
    440   441
    442   443
    446   447
    451   523
    525
    414
    415
    421
    422
    453
    402
    404
    407
    409
    416
    Total population
    (2010 US Census)
     14,937  14,809  14,969  14,673  14,495
    Departure from five district
    population mean (14,776.6)
     +1.1%  +0.2%  +1.3%  -0.7%  -1.9%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Director District Map Implementation of the Proposed Plan
    Pursuant to C.R.S. 22-31-105(6.5)(f) the current term of any presently elected director (or a director elected during the 2015 regular biennial election) will not be terminated early as a result of the adoption of the Plan.
     
    If two or more directors reside in the same director district as a result of the adoption of the Plan and, subsequently, one of those directors vacates his or her seat, then the appointment to fill the vacancy will be of an eligible individual residing in a director district that does not yet have a director on the Board.
     
    Plan of Election
    Under the Plan, only eligible electors who reside within the boundaries of a director district will be permitted to cast a vote for a candidate running in an election to represent that particular director district.

    Future Elections
    Under the Plan, the number of directors on the board will not exceed five. As the four year terms of directors elected during and prior to the regular biennial election of 2015 expire, the order of election for director districts at future elections will first be for director districts that do not have a director on the Board. If there are more director districts without a director on the Board than
    seats becoming open due to expiring terms, then the seats will be filled in the order of their numbering, starting with director district 1 and ending with director district 5.

    The eligible electors of each of the five director districts will have the opportunity to elect a director to represent their director district for a four-year term at either the next regular biennial election in year 2017 or the subsequent regular biennial election in year 2019.

    The Board seats in director districts that elect a director during the year 2017 election will elect or re-elect a director in year 2021, and every fourth year thereafter, during the regular biennial election.

    The Board seats in director districts that elect a director during the year 2019 election will elect or re-elect a director in year 2023, and every fourth year thereafter, during the regular biennial election.

    Redistricting
    Pursuant to C.R.S. 22-31-110(1)(b)(II), if the Plan is adopted, then not later than March 1 of 2016, then again on March 1 2022 and the March 1 of each tenth year thereafter, the Board will use the most recent information from the federal United States census to determine the population in each director district and if each director district does not contain substantially the same number of persons as each of the other director districts, then it will be the duty of the Board adopt a resolution to redistrict the director district boundaries to conform to applicable law.

    Pursuant to C.R.S. 22-31-110(2) the term of any elected director shall not terminate early as the result of redistricting. If two or more directors reside in the same director district as a result of redistricting and, subsequently, one of those directors vacates his or her seat, then the appointment to fill the vacancy will be of an eligible individual residing in a director district that does not have a director on the Board. 
     
    If, as a result of redistricting, one or more director districts do not have a director, then as the four year terms of directors elected prior to the redistricting expire, the election for directors at future elections will first be for director districts that do not have a director on the Board. If there are more director districts without a director on the Board than seats becoming open due to expiring terms, then the seats will be filled in the order of their numbering, starting with director district 1 and ending with director district 5.