Zoning Advisory Committee

  • Mission Statement

    As a committee to the Board of Trustees, the function of the Zoning Advisory Committee is to make school attendance zone recommendations to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees. 


    Current Issues 

    As the Washoe County School District begins the process of building new schools, the Zoning Advisory Committee is looking at potential changes to school attendance zoning. This year, 2020-21, the Committee will continue will begin looking at changing attendance zones for all District high schools and other schools as needed. All meetings are open to the public and public comment is encouraged and welcomed. 

    Look up your address and see your current and future school attendance zone by visiting our Data Gallery Map

Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Meetings of the Zoning Advisory Committee begin at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Central Administration Building, located at 425 East Ninth Street in Reno.  You may submit public comment via email at: Zoning@washoeschools.net
    Upcoming meetings:
    • August 19, 2021, Board Room at the District Office 425 E. 9th St. Reno NV 89512

    • September 16, 2021, Verdi ES 250 Bridge St. Verdi, NV 89439

    • October 21, 2021, Peavine ES 1601 Grandview Ave. Reno, NV 89503

    • November 18, 2021, Clayton ES 1295 Wyoming Ave. Reno, NV 89503

    Meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change; please see the posted agenda for specific information on the meeting calendar page.

    Current and past meeting materials, including agendas, meeting packets, meeting minutes, and audio recordings are available in the Zoning Advisory Committee Meeting Archive.



    Committee Composition 

    The voting membership of the Zoning Advisory Committee consists of thirteen (13) members as follows

    • Seven (7) members – one (1) selected by each member of the Board of Trustees, representing the election district of the Trustees
    • Three (3) Parent/Guardian or other Community members selected through the District’s application process
    • Three (3) School Site Staff Members selected through the District’s application process
      • One (1) School Administrator
      • One (1) Certified Teacher/Counselor
      • One (1) Educational Support Staff Member






    Natalie Ghysels, Trustee Zone A Representative  

    June 30, 2022


    Polly Boardman, Trustee Zone B Representative

    June 30, 2021


    Kristen DeHaan, Trustee Zone C Representative

    June 30, 2022


    Beth Smith, Trustee Zone D Representative

    June 30, 2021


    Araceli Martinez, Trustee Zone E Representative

    June 30, 2022


    Christine Hull, Trustee Zone F Representative

    June 30, 2021


    Kristie Essa, Trustee Zone G Representative

    June 30, 2022


    Lauren Rushing, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2023


    Caylin Campbell, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2022


    Kathleen Coombs, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2021


    Amy Howe, School Administrator

    June 30, 2022


    Rachel Fisher, Certified Teacher/Counselor

    June 30, 2023


    Kristine Swanson, Educational Support Staff

    June 30, 2022