2021-22 Trustee Area Boundary Maps

Trustee Election Districts

5 Maps Scenarios
5 Map Scenarios

OCTOBER 16, 2021 - 2020 Census and Redistricting
2020 Census and Redistricting
NOVEMBER 18, 2021 Trustee Area Scenarios
Trustee Area Scenarios

Rebalancing the Trustee Area Boundary Maps

2021-22 Trustee Areas: Background

In 2018, PUSD's Board of Education converted from an at-large election system (where board members are selected by voters from across PUSD) to a by-district system (where board members are selected by voters only in the area they represent). Each of the five members of the Poway Unified Board of Trustees represents a specific geographic area. Currently, the areas are reflected in this map (page 1). The five voting districts are:

  • District A covers parts of 4S Ranch, Del Sur, Torrey Highlands, and Rancho Penasquitos: currently represented by Dr. Darshana Patel
  • District B covers north Poway and northeast Rancho Bernardo: currently represented by Ginger Couvrette
  • District C covers most of Rancho Bernardo, parts of 4S Ranch, Ranchos Penasquitos, and Carmel Mountain Ranch: currently represented by T.J. Zane
  • District D covers parts of Ranchos Penasquitos, Carmel Mountain Ranch, and Sabre Springs: currently represented by Michelle O'Connor-Ratcliff
  • District E covers parts of Poway and Sabre Springs: currently represented by Dr. Cindy Sytsma

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to rebalance each area and reflect how local populations have changed.

2021-22 Trustee Areas: Process

Cooperative Strategies was retained by the District to perform a demographic review of 2020 Census data and to determine whether population changes reflected in the data would result in required changes to PUSD Trustee Area boundaries. At the October 14, 2021, Board Meeting, Cooperative Strategies presented their demographic analysis and boundary change process timeline to the Board, which reflected that adjustments to trustee areas would be required due to changes in population.

  • January 6, 2021: Community Meeting on map options reflecting recommended boundary and demographic changes
  • January 13, 2022: Second Review of Revised Boundary Maps / Public Comment
  • February 10, 2022: Board Approves Revised Boundary Maps


Trustee Boundary Area PowerPoint
Trustee Area Map

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