Local governments use new census data every ten years to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The goal of redistricting is to readjust the population between districts so that no district includes substantially more constituents than the others. The release of the 2020 census data triggers redistricting obligations. In general, redistricting is the process by which the boundaries of elective districts are periodically redrawn to maintain equal representation on the basis of population.
Once the census has been published, population shifts may result in an unequal representation amongst the single-member districts of local political subdivisions such as cities and school districts. If the population of the most populous trustee district exceeds the population of the least populous district by more than 10%, GISD will need to redistrict. The district boundaries would need to be adjusted in order to maintain a substantially equal population between single-member districts.
Data from the Census Bureau is received and processed to be used for redistricting. Specialized redistricting software applications are required to process the data to develop plan maps. Demographic thematic maps, electoral history data, voter registration information, and other specialized data are utilized to create plans.
GISD hired Sara Leon & Associates, PLLC, to work with a demographer to develop the illustrative plan. The maps below are for viewing. GISD received public comments and held a Public Meeting on January 10, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the GHS Conference Room.
Comments were received by means of written or oral comments at the public hearing. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, you may submit your comments by any of the following:
Send us an Email
Hand Deliver: GISD Administrative Offices, located at 1202 N. Ellis Street, Groesbeck, Texas
Mail: Groesbeck I.S.D., ATTN: Redistricting, 1202 N. Ellis Street, Groesbeck, Texas 76642
After the Board of Trustees holds the public hearing on the issues and public comments are received, they will adopt a map that details the new boundaries of each single-member district.
The Proposed Groesbeck ISD Maps are below for viewing.
District Map with Overlap of Current District Option B – Cannot use due to being over the 10%
District Map with Overlap of Current District Option C (Red Line Outlining Districts Indicates Current Districts) After the Public Hearing on January 10, 2022, the consensus was to choose Option C. This Map was approved at the Regular Board Meeting on January 24, 2022.