Boundary Realignment Process
The closure of Breidablik Elementary school for the fall of 2013 required the change of boundaries for the remaining elementary schools. This also provided an opportunity to examine the existing boundaries for the Middle and High Schools. Some adjustments also occurred at these levels in order to right-size the schools and provide better opportunities fors tudents to stay together through middle and high school. The Transportation Department, along with administrators began work in early 2013 on new boundary lines. In March of 2013, a committee of parents, staff and administrators worked together to finalize the process of executing the new boundaries.
The following key components were taken into consideration during the process:
- Minimize the displacement of Breidablik students to as few schools as possible
- Maximize the use of existing facilities while recognizing future growth
- Honor Port Gamble S’Klallam and Suquamish Tribal areas
- Resolve boundary issues that arose over the years as population areas shifted
- Minimize transportation overlap in neighborhoods
- Coordinate movement of students to ensure that students move together from Middle to High School. (KMS students attend KHS and PMS students attend NKHS)
- Ensure that current special programs (Options, AGATE, Dual Language) stay in current schools.
- Multi-age program offered to Breidablik Elementary students – pending sufficient enrollment
New Boundary Maps –Effective Fall 2013
David Wolfle Elementary
Richard Gordon Elementary
Kingston Middle School
Poulsbo Middle School
Kingston High School
North Kitsap High School
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are school attendance area boundaries changing?
The closure of Breidablik Elementary School in fall of 2013 creates a need to adjust boundary lines for the remaining elementary schools. New attendance boundaries will balance enrollment at existing elementary, middle and high schools.Which school boundaries are affected?
All elementary, middle and high school boundaries are changing.
How do I know if my address is affected by a boundary change?
Refer to the maps online. There will also be maps available at each school and the Student Support Services (District Office).
Do I need to register my student at the new school they are assigned to?
No, existing students will be assigned to their new school by student records.
I have more questions and would like to talk to someone. Who can help me?
Please call the district offices at (360) 396-3000 if you have additional questions.