AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has introduced a working draft of a redistricting plan that seeks to bring each district back within 5 percent of its ideal population.

The plan will be published on the school board's website and placed on the board's Nov. 13 agenda for revision and/or adoption.

Dannie P. Garrett III, of Redistricting LLC, tells The Advocate the plan must be adopted by the end of the year.

According to the 2010 Census, Garrett says District A is now 14 percent above the ideal population of 13,455 and District H is almost 15 percent below it.

A district's ideal population is calculated by taking the total parish population as determined by the Census — in this case, 121,097 — and dividing by nine School Board districts.