Every ten years, after each U.S. Census is completed, school districts must review boundaries of their board of director districts to ensure equitable geographic representation.
The Tukwila School District is divided into five geographic regions or districts, one for each board seat. Candidates for school board must run for the seat of the director district they live in. By creating five equal director districts, geographic diversity is ensured on the school board. Each position is elected by all district voters, so each of the five directors represents the entire district in their board actions. Because of population changes reflected on the 2020 census, The Tukwila School District is proposing changes to the geographic boundaries of our director districts.
These boundaries are completely unrelated to school attendance boundaries; this process will not change any neighborhood school boundaries. Here’s the current director district map:
In October 2022, the District contracted with Sammamish Data Systems to develop a proposal for new director district boundaries based on the latest census data. The proposed new director district boundaries would balance the populations in all districts so that each would have roughly the same number of residents. Here’s the proposed map:
PUBLIC HEARING IS MONDAY, NOV. 7
A public hearing on this proposal will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. virtually and in-person at Tukwila School District Administration Building, 4640 S. 144th St. The Zoom link can be found here: https://tukwila-wednet-edu.zoom.us/j/87014028094
For more information, including maps of the proposed changes, please visit the Tukwila School District website: https://www.tukwilaschools.org/news-events/direct-link-news-events/~board/tukwila-school-district/post/proposed-revisions-to-director-districts