The following bus routes will not be running due to driver availability tomorrow, January 27.
63 – serving Newport HS, International School, and Big Picture School.
17 – serving Bellevue HS, International School, and Big Picture School.
10 – serving Clyde Hill ES and Spiritridge ES.
All other bus routes servicing these schools will run normally as scheduled.

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Highlights

The Instructional Materials Committee submitted information on the curriculum adoption selection and implementation process for Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

The board adopted Resolution 2018-04 which authorizes designated facilities department staff to receive Federal and/or State Emergency or Major Disaster Assistance Funds on behalf of the district following storm damage during weather events in January and February of 2017.

Director of Facilities & Operations Jack McLeod presented Wilburton Elementary Change Order No. 1 in the additive amount of $506,814. The amount is for additional storm water and electrical work as well as increased staffing to support the construction schedule. The board approved the change order.

The board heard an update from the PTSA Council. President Jessica Garcia shared information on how PTSAs work collaboratively with schools including advocacy, enrichment opportunities, as well as health, safety, welfare and education activities.

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Sharon Kautz and Gifted Program Supervisor Lora McHugh presented a report on the Gifted Program. Updates were provided on the planned name change of the program to the Advanced Learning Department, and on staff’s work to reduce barriers to inclusion.

The board adopted Safety Resolution 2018-05 regarding the district’s position on safety regarding gun violence in schools.

Director of Equity and Graduation Success Shomari Jones and Bellevue Equity Action Team (BEAT) team members presented information on their work developing a district policy around racial equity. The team is engaging the community by conducting meetings with stakeholders and five Advisory Forums and a survey to gather feedback and a variety of perspectives on racial equity policy.

The board conducted a first reading of Policy 3120: Resident Student Enrollment, and a first reading of Policy 3141: Nonresident Student Enrollment. The board directed the policy committee to collect more information and data to inform further readings of the policies.

Executive Director of Schools Cindy Rogan presented a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) February Community Summary for Ardmore Elementary and a communications framework for implementation of positive behavior interventions.

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.