Lone Star College System sets redistricting timeline

New district maps are anticipated to be completed and approved by late June. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
New district maps are anticipated to be completed and approved by late June. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

New district maps are anticipated to be completed and approved by late June. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Lone Star College System board of trustees has approved a timeline for redistricting in 2022, which is expected to be completed in late June.

The board is required to redistrict and complete the process 90 days before its November election. LSCS must redistrict every 10 years as new national census data is released to reflect population changes within its elected districts.

During the meeting, the board of trustees approved an initial plan that will see the new districts adopted by June 30.

Until that time, the board of trustees will meet monthly to discuss the process with its redistricting committee. An initial map is anticipated to be proposed and reviewed Feb. 9 for trustee and public feedback, which will be available on LSCS’s website.

Redistricted maps will be amended and reviewed following the feedback in March and April respectively before being selected in May. There will be a public meeting June 8 before they are formally adopted on June 30.



LSCS District 1 Trustee Michael Stoma said the redistricting committee will keep track of where they are in the process during a Dec. 8 meeting.

“This journey is ambitious and will require all of our attention and participation,” Stoma said.

By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.