Durable (Plastic) Trays

As of January 2023, all 16 of our elementary schools and 5 middle schools have transitioned to durable plastic trays.

Compostable Trays

During the 2019-20 school year, all 4 of our high schools and 2 choice secondary schools (Big Picture and International) transitioned from sytrofoam to compostable paper trays.

Reusable Silverware

As of January 2023, all 16 of our elementary schools have transitioned to the use of reusable, washable silverware instead of plastic “spork kits”. The elimination of spork kits additionally transitions us away from the use of plastic straws.

Compostable Silverware

All middle, high and choice secondary schools in the district transitioned to the use of compostable utensils instead of individually wrapped plastic utensils at the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Compostable Napkins

All schools in the district utilize compostable, recycle content napkins during meal services.

Food Share

Food Share is a program that prevents and minimizes food waste in school cafeterias by redirecting these valuable resources (unopened or packaged foods) to community food banks. The Food Share program, supporting HopeLink, resumed during the 2023-24 school year.

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.