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School Board Director District Boundaries

**Please note this process will NOT affect where a student attends school. This process affects School Board Director Districts ONLY, not attendance areas.**
Why Redistricting?
  • Every ten years school districts must review their board of director districts to ensure equitable geographic representation. RCW 29A.76.010
  • Soap Lake School District has five School Board Directors, three of which represent geographic regions, or "districts" and two that serve at-large, or from any of the regions.
  • This process will ensure the population is balanced between the three geographic regions or districts.
Redistricting Criteria 
  • Director districts or must be population balanced
  • Director districts must be contiguous
  • Director redistricting must be drawn in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws including the Federal Voting Rights Act
  • Director redistricting must not be done to favor or disfavor a protected class or political party
  • Director districts should be as compact as possible
  • Director districts should preserve communities of mutual interest
  • Director districts should preserve the use of existing natural boundaries
  • Director districts or should not split census blocks
Redistricting Timeline
  • September 2021: 2020 US Census Data released
  • February - March: FLO Analytics analyzed data and creates SLSD Springboard Maps
  • March 22, 2022:  Process Kick-Off Meeting/Workshop (internal)
  • April 19, 2022: Publish Draft Maps
  • April 25, 2022: Board meeting with public comment on Draft Maps
  • May 17, 2022: Publish Final Map
  • May 23, 2022: School Board adopts final map