Minority Growth Impacts School Board Zones

Arkansas law requires any school district that has a minority population greater than 10% to have their school board members elected by zones.  Many districts are already zoned so this isn’t new to them but there may be other districts for which this will go into effect for the first time.

The data represents 010 – State — School District 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File available from http://factfinder2.census.gov

The link below is to a spreadsheet showing the percentage of minority population for each school district from the 2010 Census.  The highlighted districts are impacted by AR Code 6-13-631. Effect of minority population on election.

Arkansas School District Minority Percentages