Two smiling students participating in the middle school culinary competition

Shallots sizzle in the pan while tomatoes are chopped. The middle school cooking battle begins. Students from the middle schools in Lake Washington School District competed for culinary supremacy. 



    April 2019 Capital Projects Levy

    Lake Washington School District will have a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. 

    • Lake Washington needs more classrooms for students to support our rapid enrollment growth.
    • Our highest priorities are creating safe schools and maintaining quality classrooms.
    • The 2019 levy maintains the current tax rate with no rate increase.

    This measure authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or $20 million per year for six years. 

    The levy will provide:

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    Critical Projects for Growth

    Permanent classroom additions at:

    • Lake Washington High School (20 classrooms)
    • Rachel Carson Elementary (4 classrooms)
    • Benjamin Franklin Elementary (8 classrooms)
    • Rose Hill Elementary (8 classrooms)
    • Mark Twain Elementary (4 classrooms)

    Adds capacity for 1,052 students.

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    Core Facilities/Common Spaces

    • Additional auxiliary gymnasium and commons space at Lake Washington High School
    • Additional core facilities* at:
      • Rachel Carson Elementary
      • Benjamin Franklin Elementary
      • Rose Hill Elementary
      • Mark Twain Elementary
    *pending feasibility

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    Critical Projects for Safety

    • Exterior security cameras at elementary schools.
    • Modifications to entrances of:
      • Eastlake High School
      • Lake Washington High School
      • Redmond High School

    Maintains 2019 LWSD tax rate for construction with no tax rate increase.

    Informational Presentation: 12:11


    Levy Overview: 1:39



    Superintendent Announcement: 1:57