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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings are currently being held virtually.  See the posted agenda for information on viewing the meeting and providing public comment.  To provide public comment for virtual meetings, please email Zoning@washoeschools.net
    The next meeting date is:
    • Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.  Check the meeting calendar for updates. 

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

    The public may submit comment during meetings or by sending an email to zoning@washoeschools.net. These comments will be made public once they are shared with the committee (personal information may be redacted). 



    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

      For Committee Openings visit: https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/5410 





    Natalie Ghysels, Trustee Zone A Representative  

    June 30, 2022


    Polly Boardman, Trustee Zone B Representative

    June 30, 2021


    Malia Puchta, 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


    Adriana Publico, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2021


    Caylin Campbell, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2022


    Kathleen Coombs, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2021


    Amy Howe, School Administrator

    June 30, 2022


    Dallas Hulsey, Certified Teacher/Counselor

    June 30, 2021


    Kristine Swanson, Educational Support Staff

    June 30, 2022