District Formation Process

Public Participation Opportunities


Whittier Union is committed to making the By-Trustee Area District Formation process transparent and inclusive, where all members of the community will be engaged and each voice will be valued and heard. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in one of the many events planned.

Meet the Demographer

These more intimate meetings, BY APPOINTMENT, will allow individuals or small groups to have a more in-depth discussion on the mapping process with the demographer.

Duration: 45 minutes Location: District Office Board Room, 9401 S. Painter Ave., Whittier

Friday, Nov. 16, noon to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 27, noon to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment, call (562) 698-8121, ext. 1000.

Community Open Houses

These workshops will provide residents and community stakeholders a presentation about the redistricting process and allow attendees to provide structured input on the district formation mapping.

Monday, Nov. 26, 6-8 p.m., Whittier High School Library, 12417 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-8 p.m., Santa Fe High School Café West, 10400 Orr & Day Road, Santa Fe Springs

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4-6 p.m., La Serna High School Cafeteria, 15301 Youngwood Drive, Whittier

Thursday, Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m., Pioneer High School Cafeteria, 10800 Benavon St., Whittier

Saturday, Dec. 15, 9-11 a.m., Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 1010 S. Caraway Drive, Whittier

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4-6 p.m., California High School Library, 9800 Mills Ave., Whittier

WUHSD will provide child care. To arrange for child care services, call (562) 698-8121, ext. 1000.

Spanish translation services will be provided. Requests for additional language services must be submitted 72 hours in advance by calling (562) 698-8121, ext. 1000.

Public Hearings

Location: District Office Board Room, 9401 S. Painter Ave., Whittier

Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Oct. 16: Demographers will discuss districting criteria, which could include creating compact, contiguous districts, preserving existing political communities and equal population sizes, and ensuring each high school attendance areas are represented by multiple board members. Input will be used to create the initial set of draft maps.

Oct. 30: Demographers will discuss districting criteria, which could include creating compact, contiguous districts, preserving existing political communities and equal population sizes, and ensuring each high school attendance areas are represented by multiple board members. Input will be used to create the initial set of draft maps. Input will be used to create the initial set of draft maps.

Nov. 13: Demographers will unveil the first set of draft maps. WUHSD community members may provide input and testimony regarding the proposed trustee areas.

Dec. 11: Demographers will unveil a second set of draft maps. WUHSD community members may provide input and testimony regarding the proposed trustee areas.

Jan. 15: The Board of Trustees anticipates narrowing the number of maps for review. WUHSD community members may provide input.

Feb. 19: The Board of Trustees is expected to select a final trustee map. The approved map would subsequently be presented to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization.

April 24: A public hearing on the proposal to establish Trustee Areas and Trustee Area Voting within the WUHSD will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in the Sierra Education Center Board Room.