The work of the Elementary 18 Attendance Area Committee was completed during the group’s sixth meeting Thursday night May 19. During the meeting, the committee established final ranked recommendations for the Superintendent and Board regarding attendance areas, feeder patterns, transition plans and grandfathering procedures.

Preferred Elementary Attendance Area

#1: Scenario 1

Elementary Scenario #1

#2: Scenario 2

Elementary Scenario #2

#3: Scenario 5

Elementary Scenario #5

Preferred Secondary Attendance Area

#1: Scenario 1A

Scenario 1A was developed during committee meeting number 5 and adds a predominantly non-residential area including the 116th Ave. NE corridor, Auto Row, the commercial areas around Home Depot, Best Buy and Bartell Drug and a portion of the Lake Bellevue neighborhood to the area that would transition to Odle Middle and Sammamish High School assignment.

E18 Scenario 1A

#2: Scenario 8

Secondary Scenario #8

#3: Scenario 5

Secondary Scenario #5

Recommended Elementary Transition Plan

  • Students who will be fifth graders during the inaugural year of E18 may finish their fifth grade year at their former school with district transportation.
  • Currently-enrolled students in grades K – 3 at schools affected by the new E18 attendance area may file a Request to Remain Form and submit it to the district. Students will be admitted on a space available basis.
  • The District will provide dual transportation to the affected area for one year.
  • Siblings of students receiving the fifth grade exemption will also be allowed to remain at their former school in order to unify families.

Recommended Middle School Transition Plan

  • Students who would be enrolled in grade 7 or 8 at Chinook during the inaugural year of E18 and will be affected by the potential feeder attendance area changes may finish their middle school program at Chinook with district transportation.
  • Siblings who advance into Chinook while another sibling is admitted given these stipulations may continue at Chinook with district transportation provided during the two years of the inaugural and subsequent year.
  • The District will not provide transportation after the second year.
  • Students involved in this transition plan should file a Request to Remain Form and submit it to the district in the spring prior to the inaugural year of E18.

Recommended High School Transition Plan

  • Students who would be enrolled in grade 10, 11 or 12 at Bellevue High during the inaugural year of E18 and will be affected by the potential feeder attendance area changes may finish their high school program at BHS.
  • Siblings who advance into BHS while another sibling is admitted given these stipulations may continue at BHS.
  • High school students in Bellevue School District use the Metro bus system.
  • Students involved in this transition plan should file a Request to Remain Form and submit it to the district in the spring prior to the inaugural year of E18.

Second Most-Preferred Transition Plan

A second plan suggesting that elementary school students be grandfathered for both 4th and 5th grade was proposed which would result in two years of dual bussing of the E18 attendance area with student drop-off at both Woodridge and E18.

A second plan for middle and high school students was proposed that would provide continuity to students admitted to Chinook given the grandfathering stipulations and guarantee that they could continue and finish high school at Bellevue High and have continuity from Chinook to Bellevue.

Next Steps

After Board consideration at the June 7, 2016 board meeting, further research will be conducted if requested. View the presentation that will be given to the Board.

To view all of the proposed attendance areas, visit the Elementary 18 website.