In developing the proposed map, the Village’s consultant used school districts as proxies for communities of interest. Public testimony provided guidance to other communities of interest. The consultant incorporated school district boundaries to the extent possible while also considering other guiding districting principles.
Populations within Skokie’s seven elementary school districts vary greatly, ranging from a low of 294 to a high of 22,021 for School District 68 (the ideal trustee district population is 16,956). Exclusively following Skokie school district boundaries as part of the Village’s electoral district mapping process would result in an unconstitutional map.