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Seahawk Blitz joins the Muir Elementary Turkey Trot

It was all smiles and high fives at John Muir Elementary when the Seahawk Blitz joined students at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This event took place during lunch recesses and promotes the importance of physical fitness and activity.

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District Choice Programs and Schools

File: IGBK

The Lake Washington School District has a long-standing tradition of providing a continuum of educational program choices for students. As such, a number of “choice” programs and schools have been established. Most programs and schools are lottery based. Choice programs and schools shall:

  • Be open to all students at the targeted grade level(s) and remain free from eligibility requirements. Some programs and schools may be established to be first open to students residing within a particular attendance boundary, learning community, or geographic area.
  • Strive for diversity in the student body and staff. Through communication and outreach efforts, choice programs and schools will strive to promote their programs to a diverse demographic of students in terms of ethnicity, race, gender, ability, and socio-economic status.
  • Be funded and staffed at comparable levels to other school programs at the same grade level(s).
  • Be sited in each Learning Community in alignment with available space and the district’s long- term facilities plans.
  • Be expanded on a space available basis as determined by the district.

Should the district determine that a new choice program or school be initiated, the interests of staff and parents will be gathered to help inform the focus of the program or school. When considering placement of new choice programs and schools, the district will strive to ensure equitable access to students from all regions through program location placement.

Adopted:
11/23/15

Revised:
11/08/16

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

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School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)