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Renton School District

Proposed Redistricting of Director Districts

May 11, 2022

Affects school board elections only, not schools  

Renton, Wash. – 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. Renton 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. 

In October 2021, 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 an increase in population of 15,311. Currently, our director districts vary in population from a low of 25,120 in District 3 to a high of 27,312 in District 2. 

The proposed new director district boundaries would balance these populations so that all five districts would have approximately 26,164 residents. 

DISTRICT

CURRENT POPULATION

POPULATION UNDER THE PROPOSAL

1st

26,875

26,171

2nd

27,312

26,147

3rd

25,120

26,148

4th

26,228

26,177

5th

25,287

26,179

 

Timeline

A presentation and public hearing on this proposal will be held at the May 25, 2022 School Board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 South 2nd Street, Renton, 98057. The board will vote on a Resolution to adopt the revised Director Districts on June 8, 2022. Should the Board vote to approve the Resolution, the revised director districts would take effect immediately.

Proposed Director Districts

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