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How should the Provo City Council select a new map to update the Provo City School Board districts?

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The following maps were evaluated and made the top of the list. Please choose the map(s) you prefer the most. You can view all the maps here: https://redistricting.provo.org/schoolboard/report.html

Average priorities over 13 responses
    • 2 or more public schools in 6 districts, with 1 school in 1 district. (Another district will be reduced to only 1 school after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings)
    • No incumbent School Board members displaced
    • Half of west Provo in one district
    • All districts are compact
    • 91% core preservation
    Map W
    • 2 or more public schools in each district, both now and when Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.
    • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district. 
    • Most of west Provo in one district
    • Most districts are compact
    • 84% core preservation
    Map N
    • 2 or more public schools in 5 districts, with 1 school each in 2 districts. (Another district will be reduced to only 1 school after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.)
    • No incumbent School Board members displaced
    • Most of west Provo in one district
    • Alldistricts are compact
    • 91% core preservation
    Map E
    • 2 or more public schools in each district. (One district will be reduced to only one school after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings)
    • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district. 
    • Half of west Provo in one district
    • Most districts are compact
    • 91% core preservation
    Map C
    • 2 or more public schools in each district, both now and when Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.
    • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district
    • Most of west Provo in one district
    • Most districts are compact
    • 84% core preservation
    Map T
    • 2 or more public schools in each district, both now and when Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.
    • 2 sets of two incumbent School Board members end up in the same district. 
    • Most of west Provo in one district
    • Most districts are compact
    • 81% core preservation
    Map R
    • 2 or more public schools in each district. (Two districts will be reduced to 1 school each after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings)
    • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district. 
    • Most of west Provo in one district
    • All districts are compact
    • 82% core preservation
    Map H

We used five criteria to evaluate the submitted maps. Please rate the importance of each of this criteria in evaluating the School Board district maps (1=not important, 9=very important)?

Incumbents not displaced
Response Percent Response Count
1 69.2% 9
3 7.7% 1
6 7.7% 1
9 15.4% 2
Creation of a West Side district
Response Percent Response Count
1 23.1% 3
5 23.1% 3
6 7.7% 1
7 7.7% 1
9 38.5% 5
Precincts are compact
Response Percent Response Count
1 7.7% 1
5 7.7% 1
6 7.7% 1
7 23.1% 3
8 23.1% 3
9 30.8% 4
Core preservation
Response Percent Response Count
1 23.1% 3
5 23.1% 3
6 15.4% 2
7 23.1% 3
8 7.7% 1
9 7.7% 1
Balanced number of schools per district
Response Percent Response Count
4 7.7% 1
5 30.8% 4
6 15.4% 2
7 15.4% 2
8 7.7% 1
9 23.1% 3

Are there other criteria you think should be used to evaluate the maps?

Answered
7
Skipped
6

Are there other maps you prefer to the ones that we've selected as the top maps (pick up to three)? (The maps shown above are not included in this list) See all maps here: https://redistricting.provo.org/schoolboard/report.html

Response Percent Response Count
Balanced School Brd 50.0% 1
Equal Precincts 50.0% 1

What is your relationship to the Provo City School District (choose all that apply)?

Response Percent Response Count
Provo resident 100.0% 13
Parent of a school-aged child 53.8% 7
Jennifer Bussio inside Foothills
February 11, 2022, 5:22 PM
  • The following maps were evaluated and made the top of the list. Please choose the map(s) you prefer the most. You can view all the maps here: https://redistricting.provo.org/schoolboard/report.html
      • 2 or more public schools in each district, both now and when Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.
      • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district. 
      • Most of west Provo in one district
      • Most districts are compact
      • 84% core preservation
      Map N
  • We used five criteria to evaluate the submitted maps. Please rate the importance of each of this criteria in evaluating the School Board district maps (1=not important, 9=very important)?
    • Incumbents not displaced - 1
    • Creation of a West Side district - 7
    • Precincts are compact - 7
    • Core preservation - 7
    • Balanced number of schools per district - 7
  • Are there other criteria you think should be used to evaluate the maps?
    No response.
  • Are there other maps you prefer to the ones that we've selected as the top maps (pick up to three)? (The maps shown above are not included in this list) See all maps here: https://redistricting.provo.org/schoolboard/report.html
    No response.
  • What is your relationship to the Provo City School District (choose all that apply)?
    • Provo resident
    • Parent of a school-aged child
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These are the top maps (in no particular order) based on an evaluation using five criteria:

  • Balanced schools in each district
  • Incumbents displaced - refers placement of current school board members in the new map and whether more than one would end up in the same district
  • Creation of a west side district - west side generally refers to the area west of the freeway
  • Compactness - avoiding snake-like or odd shapes with gaps
  • Core preservation - refers to maintaining as much of the existing district in the new boundaries, leading to continuity of representation

Contiguity and balanced population (required by law) were already controlled for in the online mapping too used to submit these maps. 

You can view all the maps here: https://redistricting.provo.org/schoolboard/report.html (the maps shown below have been renamed for purposes of this survey)

The Provo School Board met on February 8 and expressed their preference for Maps E, N, T, and W

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  • 2 or more public schools in each district. (One district will be reduced to only one school after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings)
  • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district. 
  • Half of west Provo in one district
  • Most districts are compact
  • 91% core preservation
  • 2 or more public schools in 6 districts, with 1 school in 1 district. (Another district will be reduced to only 1 school after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings)
  • No incumbent School Board members displaced
  • Half of west Provo in one district
  • All districts are compact
  • 91% core preservation
  • 2 or more public schools in each district. (Two districts will be reduced to 1 school each after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings)
  • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district. 
  • Most of west Provo in one district
  • All districts are compact
  • 82% core preservation
  • 2 or more public schools in each district, both now and when Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.
  • 2 sets of two incumbent School Board members end up in the same district. 
  • Most of west Provo in one district
  • Most districts are compact
  • 81% core preservation
  • 2 or more public schools in each district, both now and when Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.
  • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district
  • Most of west Provo in one district
  • Most districts are compact
  • 84% core preservation
  • 2 or more public schools in each district, both now and when Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.
  • 2 incumbent School Board members end up in one district. 
  • Most of west Provo in one district
  • Most districts are compact
  • 84% core preservation
  • 2 or more public schools in 5 districts, with 1 school each in 2 districts. (Another district will be reduced to only 1 school after Wasatch and Dixon students are relocated to new buildings.)
  • No incumbent School Board members displaced
  • Most of west Provo in one district
  • Alldistricts are compact
  • 91% core preservation

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