The Azusa Unified School District (AUSD) currently elects its Board of Education members through an at-large election system. Under this system, candidates for the Board of Education can reside anywhere in AUSD's area of service and are elected by the registered voters that reside within AUSD's area of service.
A By-Trustee Election System is one in which the district's area of service is divided into By-Trustee areas, and voters in each By-Trustee area choose their Board of Education representative, who must also live in that By-Trustee area.
On January 12, 2021, the AUSD Board of Education declared its intent to transition to a By-Trustee Area Election System.
Pursuant to Election Code Section 10010, AUSD will conduct a series of public hearings to receive community input on the composition of proposed election geographic areas for Board of Education seats. It is of the utmost importance that residents participate and provide feedback during the upcoming public hearings. It is the District’s desire to ensure that the proposed By-Trustee Areas reflect communities of interest and that the community is involved in this process.