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, 2019/2020, the committee will continue will begin looking at changing attendance zones for district high schools. 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 generally begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held in either the Board Room of the WCSD Administration Building (425 East 9th Street, Reno) or at a school location (check the agenda for the location). The next meeting dates are:
    • Thursday, March 12, 2020.  This meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Cold Springs Middle School.
    • Thursday, June 18, 2020

    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 





    CHRISTINA PEARSON, Trustee Zone A Representative  

    June 30, 2020


    POLLY BOARDMAN, Trustee Zone B Representative

    June 30, 2021


    LORRAINE TOOLE, Trustee Zone C Representative

    June 30, 2020


    BETH SMITH, Trustee Zone D Representative

    June 30, 2021


    ARACELI MARTINEZ, Trustee Zone E Representative

    June 30, 2020


    CHRISTINE HULL, Trustee Zone F Representative

    June 30, 2021


    STEPHANIE HANNA, Trustee Zone G Representative

    June 30, 2020


    ADRIANA PUBLICO, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2021


    JENNIFER PETERSON, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2020


    KATHLEEN COOMBS, At-Large Member

    June 30, 2021


    JASON SHIPMAN, School Administrator

    June 30, 2020


    DANA GALVIN, Certified Teacher/Counselor

    June 30, 2021


    KRISTINE SWANSON, Educational Support Staff

    June 30, 2020