Mobile city and county in different state school board distircts
The Mobile Press Register reports: The city of Mobile, along with a long and narrow stretch of land to the north, will be lopped off its state school board district and transferred to another district that stretches as far as Macon County, under a plan approved by the Legislature.
The finger-like protrusion of District 5 into District 1 ? and the carving up of Mobile County ? has generated surprise and criticism.
Lawmakers who helped draw the lines said that they were complying with federal rules that mandate districts with a majority of black voters.
"The rest of the state just didn?t have the minority population," said Rep. Randy Davis, a Daphne Republican and member of the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment. -- Read the whole story --> City of Mobile separated from county in Alabama school board redistricting | al.com