This page is intended to serve as an archive for information regarding the 2022-2023 school year elementary school consolidation process. The information below and links to the subsequent pages represent the events and reports that occurred during that moment in time.

Over the past few years, enrollment in the Bellevue School District has declined by more than 1,500 students and is projected to continue to decline. Declining enrollment has deep financial impacts and very small enrollment at the school level can create educational challenges. To maintain the quality of education for each and every student and continually add and improve services provided to BSD families, a recommendation was made by the Interim Superintendent at the time, Dr. Art Jarvis, to consolidate several BSD elementary schools starting in the 2023-2024 school year. Navigate the topics below to learn more.

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News and Events

Community Engagement Opportunity for Big Picture and Jing Mei Communities: Options for Moving Buildings

The district is currently working on plans to move both Big Picture and Jing Mei to newer, existing buildings and invites both communities to participate in the decision-making process. Community engagement opportunities will be offered in the month of April.Read More

Bellevue School District Board Directors Vote to Approve School Building Consolidation Plan

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the Bellevue School District Board of Directors in a 3-2 (abstention) vote, approved the District’s plan to consolidate Wilburton and Eastgate Elementary School buildings. This consolidation along with additional operational cuts will help to offset a $31 million dollar budget shortfall. Read More

Planning for the Future: Your Feedback and Next Steps

Thank you to everyone in our learning community for sharing their thoughts, questions and concerns with us — in person and online — as we collaborate to address declining enrollment. All feedback that was shared through the community engagement process is being used to develop options for Interim Superintendent Jarvis to consider prior to making a recommendation to the school board on Thursday, February 9.Read More

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.