- Kent School District
KSD Director District Realignment Information
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. Kent 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.
These boundaries are completely unrelated to school attendance boundaries: this process will not change any neighborhood school boundaries.
The district contracted with Sammamish Data Systems to develop a proposal for new director district boundaries based on the latest census data. Since the last realignment of director districts, there has been a subtle shift in population growth. Currently, our director districts vary in population from a low of 34,016 in District 2 to a high of 38,278 in District 1.
The proposed new director district boundaries would balance these populations so that all five districts would have approximately 35,957 residents.
A presentation and public hearing on this proposal will be held at the September 28, 2022 school board meeting, which begins at 7:00 p.m. Current and proposed maps, along with details about the proposed changes and the current and proposed population in each of the five director districts are available in the Director District Boundary Realignment PDF.
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The District Boundary Realignment was posted as an informational agenda item at the June 8, 2022, board meeting. The first reading of the proposal and public hearing of the proposal was scheduled on June 22, 2022 school board meeting. The second reading of the proposal and potential adoption of the proposal is scheduled for the September 28, 2022, board meeting. The board must adopt new director districts by November 15, 2022.
Find information on how to submit a comment on the director district realignment or attend the public hearing on September 28, 2022 in person to comment.