Community Advisory Groups
In an effort to promote a culture of service, engage with our community and improve communication from the district, BSD is launching six community advisory groups. The focus area for each of the groups were identified during Dr. Duran’s Fall 2017 Listening Tour. Each group will begin with a series of sessions where community members and key partners will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the broader issue being discussed and offer ideas for possible next steps.
Family Engagement Advisory Committee
The Bellevue School District is developing a Family Engagement Advisory Committee to represent the diverse voices of families we serve. Members of this committee will participate in developing long-term practices of inclusion and representation of the diverse communities in our system.
Superintendent Community Advisory Council (S-CAC)
The Bellevue School District Superintendent Community Advisory Council was formed in September 2020 to engage a diverse set of voices in district budgeting and other foundational decisions. The Advisory Committee will provide input and make recommendations to the Superintendent on budgeting, bond spending, and other issues as determined by the Superintendent.
The Equity Advisory Group will help the district to engage a diverse breadth of voices from among our community to better understand the unique and shared student needs across our district and to ensure those needs are being addressed in both policy and in the way we do our work every day.
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Growth & Planning
This group will consider issues with facilities and enrollment and assist the district with recommendations regarding a long-range facility plan. The committee will evaluate issues such as new enrollment growth; attendance area boundaries; transportation; class sizes and recommendations to the board regarding potential future bond consideration.
Safe Students / Safe Schools
This group will explore strategies to create a more positive, welcoming and safe environment for students, free from harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) in all of our schools, and how best to respond to allegations of HIB to ensure students and families are heard and safety remains paramount.
Did you miss our Safe Students / Safe Schools meetings? The group held four meetings in January 2018. If you were unable to attend, or you have additional ideas, we still want to hear from you!Take the Safe Students Survey View Summary
Athletics & Activities
This group will explore issues related to supporting students in after school activities and athletics, including issues of equity across schools and programs, donations, evaluation of programs and budget to support those programs with the goal of supporting all students in their extracurricular interests.
The Finance group’s primary function will be to provide input to the budget process; review financial reports and other financial information; review the district’s internal controls regarding finance and accounting compliance and ethics; review the business risk of the district; encourage continuous improvement and implementation of best practices; and foster adherence to the district’s policies, procedures and practices from a financial and accounting perspective.
This group will work with the District and community partners to address issues regarding physical and mental health. Issues discussed could include social and emotional well-being; physical fitness; nutrition; trauma; depression; academic and social pressure; internet safety; social media management; and substance abuse.