The Magnolia School District is in the process of changing the way our community members elect our Board of Trustees. Our District currently has an “at-large voting process” that must be changed to a Board Trustee Areas voting process to comply with both State and Federal Law. Many other school districts in Orange County have already made this change or are in the process of changing to a Trustee Areas voting process, including Buena Park School District, Centralia School District, Anaheim Union High School District, and Anaheim City School District. In Magnolia School District, we serve students from three different cities, Anaheim, Stanton, and Buena Park, and all three of our cities are also moving to this type of a voting a process. Our current “at large” voting process allows all voters who live within the boundaries of the Magnolia School District to vote for all of our School Board Trustees when they are up for election. When we change to a Board Trustee Areas voting process, we will establish five voting “areas” and the residents within that voting area will elect the School Board Trustee who is up for election and resides in that voting area. Although the Magnolia School District will change to a Board Trustee Areas voting process, this will not change the way that the district is governed: all five Board Members will continue to represent all nine schools in the Magnolia School District.
The Magnolia School District School Board has held two Public Hearings, one on December 10, 2015 and another on December 12, 2015 to allow the public to review and comment on the proposed Trustee Areas. As a result of these meetings, draft Board Trustee Area map A was modified and can be viewed below. At the next Magnolia School District School Board meeting to be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm, the Magnolia Board of Trustees will hold a third Public Hearing to review the information presented and consider approving one of the Board Trustee Area maps. Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend the January 7, 2016 Board Meeting. Again, this change only affects the way Board Members are elected, and does not affect their duty to equally represent all nine Magnolia Schools.
There are five draft Board Trustee Areas maps below which can be viewed by clicking on the links. You can also input your home address into each draft map to see which Board Trustee Area you would reside in under each of the draft proposals.
Should you have any questions regarding the Magnolia School District’s transition to Trustee Areas, please contact us at (714) 761-5533.
Frank Donavan, Ed.D.
The philosophy of the GOALS program (Growth Opportunities through Athletics, Learning and Service) is to create team oriented, free, social development opportunities for youth in the Anaheim area. GOALS has teamed up with Maxwell in the past, and they continue to provide experiences that create life-long memories for our students.