The Bellevue School District has reviewed the WIAA report on Bellevue High School football, the findings and information contained within the report, and feedback we have received from the community. The District also conducted essential further interviews and document review as recommended in the WIAA report. We remain committed to a responsible, ethical and legal process.

Bellevue High School, in partnership with the District and as required by the WIAA, has presented its report to the KingCo Conference.  The required process going forward is detailed in the KingCo Handbook.

Steps in that process are:

Step Entities involved Timeframe
Bellevue High School and the District complete investigation Bellevue High School and Bellevue School District By May 10, 2016
KingCo1 finalizes a hearing date KingCo May 23, 2016
Bellevue High School Athletic Director/Bellevue School District Representatives submit report listing allegations, any violations, response, applicable rules and regulations, and applicable penalty(s) Bellevue High School, Bellevue School District, and KingCo May 23, 2016
At the hearing, a KingCo Hearing Panel:

  • deliberates about the report
  • issues findings
Bellevue High School, Bellevue School District, and KingCo May 23, 2016
KingCo Hearing Panel issues findings KingCo June 7, 2016
Bellevue High School Athletic Director/Bellevue School District Representatives submit appeal Bellevue High School, Bellevue School District June 16, 2016
Appeal findings KingCo To be determined by KingCo
KingCo Representatives present KingCo findings to the SeaKing District 22 Executive Board. The SeaKing District 2 Board:

  • deliberates about KingCo findings
  • approves or modifies KingCo findings
KingCo Representatives and SeaKing District 2 Board To be determined by SeaKing District
SeaKing Representatives present findings from all member schools for the 2015-2016 school year to the WIAA Executive Board SeaKing Representatives and the WIAA Executive Board Anticipated June 2016

The reporting process outlined above follows the WIAA rules and KingCo Conference policy.  In addition, the Bellevue School District is following up on the recommended areas identified in the WIAA report that did not result in specific findings.

We understand and respect members of our community have requested a swift response demonstrating accountability, and we continue to follow all WIAA and KingCo processes. We will provide updates to the community as they become available. These will be posted on the Bellevue School District website.

Due to the ongoing process, the District will not provide additional comments or statements at this time. Thank you for your patience as we finalize appropriate additional actions, document review and interviews.

1The KingCo Conference is the athletic league of which Bellevue High is a member.

2SeaKing District 2 is one of nine activity districts which represent WIAA member schools. All KingCo schools are members of the SeaKing District.

Updated June 8, 2016: KingCo issued findings on June 7, 2016. BHS/BSD appeal was added to the timeline.

Updated May 16, 2016: KingCo has notified us that the hearing will be held on May 23, 2016.

Updated May 13, 2016: KingCo has notified the Bellevue School District that the hearing will take place the week of May 23, 2016.