Public hearing on NSD School Board director district boundary adjustments

  • Written by Northshore School District
BOTHELL—The Northshore School District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m., at the start of the regularly scheduled board meeting, to gather feedback on proposed changes to school board director district boundaries based on recently released 2010 census data.

Northshore School District has five school board director districts. While all school board members are elected from the district at large and represent the entire district, each school board position must come from one of the five school board director districts.

The purpose of adjusting school board director district boundaries is to ensure that each district contains an equal population, as required by state law.

The school board director districts were last balanced after the 2000 census.

Since 2000, Northshore has realized an overall increase of 14,948 residents with all school board director districts experiencing an increase in population except District 5, which comprises the eastern portion of the school district. The proposed boundary adjustments would ensure that each school board director district contains 20 percent of the district’s total population.

According to state law, school districts have eight months from the receipt of census data to develop a plan for adjusting school board director district boundaries to balance the population within each district.

Citizens are welcome to attend the public hearing to ask questions and/or provide comment on the proposed plan.

Please contact the communications department: (425) 408-7670 for additional information.

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