Article update December 16, 2022

The survey for feedback on the proposed Community Engagement Officer Program (CEO) has now closed. Thank you to those who provided feedback and attended the community forums, focus groups and listening sessions. We value your input and participation in these events. The responses and comments received during this engagement process are being compiled for review and consideration by district leadership.

In late January/early February 2023, results of the survey and a synopsis of the comments received about the proposed CEO Program will be shared with our community.

The Superintendent will review the comments and feedback received to date to make a determination on the way forward. Any decisions made about the proposed implementation of this program will be messaged broadly to our community.

Student Well-Bring Hex

The Bellevue School District (BSD), in partnership with the Bellevue Police Department (BPD), is reforming its School Resource Officer Program to address laws passed by the Washington State Legislature and to respond to a need for shared values and purpose, as expressed by our learning community.  The proposed new program, the Community Engagement Officer (CEO) Program, is a community-based response to the need to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students. The partnership between BSD and BPD reaffirms the agreed commitment to build relationships with youth, staff members, and the community to reinforce collaborative problem solving and promote a safe and inclusive learning community.

Attend a Community Engagement Event

BSD and BPD seek community feedback about the reformed CEO program. Families are invited to attend community sessions to help inform the implementation of the program.

In-person sessions will take place as follows:

Do you want to learn more?

Visit the Community Engagement Officer Program webpage to learn more about the history of the program and its proposed changes, and to review frequently asked questions.

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.