FAIRFIELD — The way Fairfield and Suisun City residents elect school board members will soon change dramatically.
The school board will vote Thursday on a plan to switch the district’s election system from at-large to by-area, creating seven districts within the district’s boundaries. In future elections, beginning in 2013, residents will elect school board members from their neighborhoods.
The board has seven slots, one for each area.
Board observers and members of a citizen committee that created the trustee areas said it will diversify representation on a school board that has been perceived as being heavy with members living west of Interstate 80 in the Fairfield’s more affluent neighborhoods.