The ballot measure, Measure F, was approved by voters in 1990 to balance board representation during a time when the board majority was held by Boron business people, residents had said. In 1993, some residents tried to repeal the measure, but the county organization committee turned them down, saying the then-new system hadn’t had time to prove itself. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Kern County’s Committee on School District Organization is considering letting the Muroc Joint Unified School District change the requirement that two board members come from Edwards Air Force Base because those representatives frequently move. District policy requires representation from the three communities it serves, but board members from Edwards rarely finish their terms before a spouse is transferred to other bases. “Our resolution to reorganize was accepted by the county and turned over to the committee. The committee is now reviewing our request,” Superintendent Mike Summerbell said. A ballot measure approved by voters in 1990 requires that the board have two seats filled by Edwards Air Force Base residents, two by residents of Boron and one from North Edwards. There is frequent turnover because trustees holding the base seats are usually spouses of base personnel who are reassigned every few years by the Air Force. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A district study found that since 1990 trustees holding the base seats having served an average of 21 months. When the base board members move away and their seats become vacant, there is sometimes scant interest from applicants and people are appointed because they are the only ones who have applied. For example, the district announced in August that it was seeking applicants for the two base seats because those trustees were moving away, and only one person applied for each seat. The district is proposing to have one seat each representing the base, Boron and North Edwards, and two at-large seats. If the committee on school organization agrees that a change is worth considering, it would then seek public input and decide whether the issue should be put before voters in the form of a ballot measure in the next general election.