food at a family connections center

BSD Family Connections Centers: Providing Support to Students and Families

Family Connections Centers have long been an important part of the Bellevue School District. A team of 12 work collaboratively to ensure that students have what they need to succeed in the classroom. That work often includes partnering with other staff at schools, such as counselors, and working with parents and guardians, as well as other organizations and community partners.Read More

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BSD Family Connections Centers: Thank You to Our Community Partners

The Bellevue School District’s Family Connections Centers (FCCs) have received an outpouring of support since the beginning of the pandemic. “We are going through this as a community – and we are a strong community,” says Melissa Slater, Equity Project Leader and National Board Program Coordinator as well as BSD’s Family Connections Centers coordinator. While Bellevue is generally perceived as a wealthy community without a population in need of support, there are many families in Bellevue in need of support and the need is growing in the face of the ongoing pandemic.Read More

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Gift Ensures Better Outcomes for Students

The Bellevue Schools Foundation recently announced the Sherry Ladd Endowment for Teacher Development. This generous gift of $500,000 from a family Foundation, managed by Ladds’s husband and two brothers, will be used to encourage and support National Board Certification for teachers in the Bellevue School District by paying for certification costs not covered by BSD or BSF.Read More

food at a family connections center

Bellevue School District Receives $160,000 Grant from Bellevue City Council

On August 18, 2020, as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the City of Bellevue’s Human Services Commission voted to approve grants to four nonprofit agencies meeting the city’s eligibility criteria to address food insecurity, including $160,000 to Bellevue School District. The district will use the grant to distribute food and supplies for basic needs through the Family Connection Centers.Read More

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Schools Donate 12,089 Pounds of Food to Hopelink

The Bellevue School District has found ways to give back to the community both during the holiday season and beyond. Throughout the school year we have 11 elementary schools that participate in the EPA Northwest’s Food-Share program. The program allows students to set aside food they have not eaten during lunch such as fruit, milk and packaged vegetables.Read More