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Governance Policies
Governance policies guide the Board’s operations and describe their desired end results
Governance policies set the mission and other “ends” or goals of the organization. The also structure the relationship of the Board of Directors and the Superintendent, and set limits on how the Superintendent is to carry out the goals. They define how the Board will operate.
 

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These policies define how the Board will operate internally and govern itself to add value to the district. These policies address the Board’s own culture, how it will conduct business, and how members will conduct themselves and interact with each other.
These policies describe the delegation of authority by the Board to its CEO and clarify the relationship between the two. Organizational performance is considered identical to CEO performance.
These policies state the limitations imposed by the Board on the strategies and methods the superintendent and his or her staff may use, as they work to achieve the specified outcomes identified in the Ends Policies. The executive limitations establish the boundaries and operating expectations for staff.
These policies define the end results desired for our students and what they are expected to know and be able to do as a result of their educational experience. Ends Results policies are based on the Lake Washington School District Mission, Vision, Student Profile, and Guiding Principles.
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