Proposed Redistricting Plan

As stated in RCW 28A.343.040, “It is the responsibility of each school district board of directors to prepare for the division or redivision of the district into director districts no later than eight months after any of the following:

(a) Receipt of federal decennial census data from the redistricting commission established in RCW 44.05.030;”

There is a three-step, public process we must take to approve changes to our existing director districts. The first step, public notice, happened during the NVSD Board of Directors meeting Thursday, October 21, where the draft plans you see on the website were shared. Below are the criteria set forth:

(a)  Each internal director district shall be as nearly equal in population as possible to each and every other such district comprising the school district.

(b)  Each district shall be as compact as possible.

(c)  Each district shall consist of geographically contiguous area.

(d)  Population data may not be used for purposes of favoring or disfavoring any racial group or political party.

(e)  To the extent feasible and if not inconsistent with the basic enabling legislation for the district, the district boundaries shall coincide with existing recognized natural boundaries and shall, to the extent possible, preserve existing communities of related and mutual interest.

We believe the draft plan provided conforms to each criteria set forth and are now moving to step 2, public review. We are encouraging citizens to review the draft plan and submit any questions or comments to the Superintendent, Matt Galley, by November 8th.

After review of public comment, and any resulting changes to the draft plan if applicable, the board will present the final plans at the November 18 Directors meeting and take final action to approve.

Thank you for taking the time to review the draft redistricting plans and for any input provided. Please follow the link below to submit questions, concerns, or comments.

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS?

Draft Redistricting Plans

The colored sections show our proposed boundaries for each district. The BOLD lines outline the current boundaries based upon the 2010 census.

To view this map in a separate window- click HERE

First page of the PDF file: RedistrictingProposal
First page of the PDF file: Population