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Many of you have seen the disturbing news regarding the shooting at Freeman High School, which is near Spokane, Washington, this morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, their families and the surrounding community.

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School-Community Relations Goals

File: KA-R

Responsibilities of School Personnel

Staff members shall bear in mind that community opinion depends on the daily life of the school. They shall seek the following objectives as they have opportunity in their respective fields of service:

  1. Acquaint patrons with the work of Lake Washington Schools.
  2. Give courteous and thoughtful consideration to all inquiries and suggestions, and carefully investigate all complaints.
  3. Make parents feel welcome in the school offices and in the classrooms.
  4. Cooperate with parent-teacher groups and other organizations of patrons seeking information or offering assistance to the schools.
  5. Maintain all pupil relations with firmness, intelligence, and sympathy so as to command the respect of the pupils and enlist the cooperation of the home.
  6. Observe inter-staff relations that are conducive to:
    1. Developing high morale of the building faculty
    2. Meriting respect of pupils, patrons, and the administrative and supervisory staff
  7. Work closely with parents, community members and, when appropriate, students in developing plans for the improvement of student learning in accordance with the district's strategic plan.

Approved:
06/05/67

Revised:
05/07/90
01/03/94

A community volunteer works with an elementary school student

Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

District and school administrators working together

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)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)