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Bellevue School District to Launch New Websites in 2024

Seeking feedback from community in redesign process


BELLEVUE, Wash. — The Bellevue School District is pleased to announce that in 2024, all BSD websites will be redesigned and moved to a new web platform, Finalsite. The intent of this move and concurrent redesign is to create a new and improved website experience for all users, furthering the district’s commitment to strengthening communication with students, families, staff and the community. This project is part of the continued work to improve communications at BSD, an extension of the recommendations offered through an audit by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Full details on the project can be found at

BSD is conducting a Website User Survey through April 10 and recruiting participants for focus groups until April 7, as part of the “Listen and Learn” phase of the project. This phase offers opportunities for BSD staff, students, families and community members to continue to share their feedback on what they need and expect from BSD’s websites.

BSD’s Chief Communications and Engagement Officer, Janine Thorn, shared, “Elevating our digital presence and engagement with families are two of our strategic communications goals. BSD families want access to accurate and timely information and a new web platform and presence will help – and allow us to provide innovative ways to connect with our school community.”

The Bellevue School District, with nearly 18,000 students and 28 schools, is a diverse and dynamic district in East King County, Washington. Its mission is “To serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for equitable and exceptional education for all students.”

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.