Eastgate Elementary closes due to flood conditions

All other BSD schools operated under normal conditions.

Due to flooding conditions at Eastgate Elementary, the school closed Friday, Dec. 20.

All other Bellevue School District (BSD) schools remained open under normal operations.

BSD director of communications, Michael May, said the rainfall caused road closures throughout Bellevue. May said a stormwater culvert behind the school became blocked with debris and flooded onto the school’s campus. No buildings or facilities were damaged. The water only flooded part of the campus parking lot.

The city of Bellevue sent crews to clear the blocked stormwater culvert in the morning. However, the school district thought it was best to close school for the day out of caution.

The school district announced the school closure to parents at 5:30 a.m.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to close school for today,” May said.

The district permitted tardies for all BSD schools this morning due to flooding conditions.

May said there may be delays with afternoon bus transportation if the flooding continues.

“We ask for patience this afternoon as the road conditions may continue,” he said.