All Lake Washington School District students have the right to public education. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Lake Washington does not ask for or collect immigration status information.
To serve our communities, Lake Washington School District must be closely connected with the community. In fact, to “Engage our communities” is one of the district’s five goals. That engagement takes a number of different forms: community representation in district decision-making and advisory groups; community input into district decisions; partnerships with agencies, business, and government; and volunteers in our schools. There are many ways to get involved. Find the right opportunity for you.