Santa Rosa School Board Votes to Switch to District Elections

The Santa Rosa City Schools board has officially voted to switch to district elections by next year.

With a 6-0 vote, three seats up for election in 2018 will be based off trustee area. In 2020, the four remaining seats will move to the same system. Board member Ed Sheffield was absent.

The district is the first in Sonoma County to switch to a by-trustee area election system.

The decision was quick, with board members taking less than 2 and a half minutes to discuss and approve the resolution. The previous agenda item for the approval of the proposal for the Maria Carrillo athletic stadium track and field project, took more than 12 and half minutes of the board’s time.

You can view the full meeting above. The discussion and vote for district elections begins at 42:10

View the full resolution here, and read more at The Press Democrat.