School board adopts Concordia Parish redistricting plan; See the maps here

Published 11:39 am Friday, May 20, 2022

Editor’s Note: Links to maps of the new districts of Concordia Parish are included at the bottom of this story.

VIDALIA, La. — The Concordia Parish School Board on Thursday unanimously approved the same redistricting plan previously adopted by the Concordia Parish Police Jury during a May 10 meeting.

The redistricting plan would move some voters from one district to another to account for population shifts as noted in the 2020 Census.

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Bill Blair of Strategic Demographics previously told Concordia officials that the changes to the districts were minor.

The districts needed small adjustments with the end goal of having less than a 5 percent deviation in the population of each district, he said.

According to Blair, District 3-B had the largest deviation at 19.5 percent, gaining 389 people.

District 1-B had a deviation of -14.24 percent losing 284 people followed by District 2 with a -8.07 percent deviation, losing 161 people.

District 5-B gained 152 people and had a deviation of 7.62 percent.

Click below to view maps of the new districts: