At the August 30, 2016 meeting, the Bellevue School District board adopted Resolution No. 16-08. The resolution establishes the Elementary 18 attendance area, middle school and high school feeder pattern, as well as the transition plan for students impacted by these changes.

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Resolution No. 16-08

WHEREAS the Bellevue School District is building a new elementary school, Elementary 18 (E18), to be located in the Wilburton neighborhood.

WHEREAS a community advisory committee was formed to develop recommendations for the attendance area for E18.

WHEREAS a recommended attendance area and middle and high school feeder patterns for students attending E18 were submitted to the Superintendent and Board of Directors at their June 7, 2016 meeting.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that after giving consideration to the factors presented at the June 7, 2016 meeting, we, the Board of Directors of the Bellevue School District will accept the committee’s recommendations for the attendance area and feeder patters as shown below:

Elementary 18 Attendance Area

The attendance area will include the areas commonly referred to as the Wilburton neighborhood located between Lake Hills Connector on the south, I-405 on the West, Bel-Red Road to the north and SE 136th Ave. to the east; the downtown core located between Main Street to the south, 100th Ave to the west, NE 12th Street to the north, and I-405 on the west; and, the Spring District/Bel-Red Corridor located between Bel-Red Road to the south, I-405 to the west, SR520 to the north, and NE 136th Ave. to the east.

In addition, after consideration of many factors, the Superintendent is directed to establish the secondary feeder pattern for Elementary 18 as depicted below. The downtown core and the Wilburton neighborhood will attend Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School. The areas commonly referred to as Auto Row located between I-405 and 120th Ave NE between Main Street and NE 8th Street and the Bel-Red Corridor/Spring District will attend Odle Middle School and Sammamish High School.

E18 Secondary Map

In addition, after consideration of the factors presented at the June 7, 2016 Board meeting, the Superintendent is directed to implement the following transition plans for students currently enrolled in the Bellevue School District that will be impacted by these changes in attendance area assignments.

Students who will be fifth graders during the inaugural year of ES18, which is anticipated to be the 2018/2019 school year, 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 ES18 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.

Families living in the areas known as Auto Row and Bel-Red Corridor as of September 1, 2016 will have the choice to be grandfathered into the current secondary feeder pattern for those areas. Students of these families will be able to attend Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School as long as these families remain at their current address. If these students decide to attend Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School, transportation will be the responsibility of the family.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.