Director District Boundary Changes Proposed
Please note this process does NOT have any impact on school attendance boundaries. This process affects School Board Director Districts ONLY, not school district attendance boundaries.*
Every ten years, after each U.S. Census is completed, school districts must review the boundaries of their board of director districts to ensure equitable geographic representation. Deer Park School District is divided into four geographic regions - called "director districts" - one for each board seat, as well as one “At Large” seat. The At Large Director can be elected from anywhere within district boundaries. Apart from the At Large position, candidates for school board must run for the seat of the director district they live in.
By creating four equal director districts, geographic diversity is ensured on the school board. Each of the five school board positions is elected by all district voters, and thus, the five directors represent the entire district in their board actions.
In October 2022, the district began work with Sammamish Data Systems and ESD 101 to develop a proposal for new director district boundaries based on the latest census data. Since the last realignment of director districts, there have been minor shifts in population. While Deer Park may experience significant changes in population in particular director districts in the coming years (due to significant residential development already underway), only small tweaks are necessary at this time.
The proposed new director district boundaries would balance these populations so that all five districts would have approximately 3,100 residents.
|District||Ideal Population||Proposed Population|
|5th||At Large seat||N/A|
A presentation and public hearing on this proposal will be held at the March 27, 2023 school board meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Current and proposed maps are also available using the following link, DPSD Director District Proposal.
Assuming there are no dissenting comments or perceived need to make changes, the presentation and proposal will be considered to be a “first reading” of the proposal. Should additional time be required to consider comments made in public hearing, the first reading of the proposed boundaries would move to the April 10 meeting of the Board of Directors. The second reading of the proposal and potential adoption of the proposal is scheduled for the April 24, 2023 board meeting.