6883 Policy – Closure of Facilities

Prior to closure of a school for instructional purposes, the board will consider the superintendent’s written summary analysis of the effects of the proposed school closure. Within the 90 days before its final decision on school closure, the board will hold a public hearing, at the site of the affected school, to receive public testimony on issues related to the proposed closure. Notice of the public hearing shall, at a minimum, be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the school’s area, and the second such published notice shall be no later than seven days before the public hearing.

This policy does not apply to emergency or unforeseen closures as provided in state law.

Approved By: Superintendent Greg Baker and Board President Camille Diaz Hackler
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 02/14/13
Updated: 9/18/19
Superintendent or Board Approved: Board Approved
Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.335.020      School closures—Policy of citizen involvement required—Summary of effects—Hearings—Notice

28A.150.290               State superintendent to make rules and regulations—Unforeseen conditions or actions to be recognized—Paperwork limited