A Pasadena Unified School District task force charged with coming up with a plan to form sub-districts for the election of school board members will unveil a new map designed to take into account all the public input the task force has collected over the last few months.
Described as a 'consesus map' by task force members, the new plan could end up being the one that community members will ultimately vote on when deciding whether to adopt an electoral sub-district plan.
Changing the district to subdistricts would allow each resident of Pasadena Unified areas (Pasadena, Sierra Madre, and Altadena) to vote for one school board member in their geographic area, rather than vote to approve the entire board.
The plan would have to be ultimately voted in by local residents. The issue is planned for the June ballot.
The task force has met regularly to collect public input since January, and has been displaying four separate map proposals as a starting point for discussions. As described in the below article, two of those would give Altadena voters a majority stake in two districts, and two of them would give Altadena a majority in one.
Board members have told Patch in previous articles that Altadena residents at the meeting have .
The proposal will be discussed at Saturday's meeting of the task force, which will be at the Tekeyen Cultural Association Center, at 1901 N. Allen in Altadena at 1 p.m.
The draft map will be not be released to the public before that meeting, according to Ken Chawkins, the chair of the task force. However, the task force will be meeting several more times in March before making a decision on a final map.