Winter Olympics – Middle School Style

While most of the world eagerly waits for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to begin tonight, LWSD middle school students are focused on a competition of their own. Inglewood, Evergreen, Finn Hill, Kamiakin and Redmond Middle Schools are competing in the Middle School Winter Olympics throughout February.

Police Chief for a Day – a first grader’s dream come true

Bryce Stubblefield, a first grade student at Twain Elementary School, wants to be a police officer when he grows up. And his dream is about to come true! The City of Kirkland Police Department chose Bryce to be their 2018 Police Chief for a Day.



Academic Program

Policy type: Executive Limitations
Policy code: EL-7

The CEO shall ensure that the district implements an academic program that includes clearly defined academic standards, a comprehensive curriculum to help students achieve the standards, assessment to determine student progress toward achieving the standards, and an instructional program targeted to meet the need of all students.

Accordingly, the CEO shall:

    1. Develop and implement an academic program that specifies:
      1. Academic content and technology standards that meet or exceed state and nationally-recognized model standards;
      2. Curriculum aligned with and designed to enable students to meet or exceed the established standards;
      3. Develop assessments that will adequately measure each student’s progress toward achieving the standards; and,
      4. A compelling and realistic vision of technology that specifies:
        1. Technology use in the learning environment, and,
        2. Integration of technology into content areas across all grade levels.
    2. Develop and implement an instructional program that addresses the needs of all students by:
      1. Providing an instructional program, which includes opportunities for students to develop talents and interests in more specialized areas;
      2. Providing an instructional program that addresses the different learning styles and needs of students of various backgrounds and abilities;
      3. Encouraging innovative or experimental programs, carefully monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of all such programs, and informing the Board annually about their effectiveness;
      4. Ensuring a climate that is characterized by support and encouragement for high achievement; and,
      5. Considering class size and organization as important components of the instructional program.
    3. Develop and implement a process for continuous improvement of every school, classroom, and individual student.
    4. Ensure that all instructional programs are regularly evaluated and modified as necessary to assure their continuing effectiveness.
    5. Ensure that the instructional program includes all legally required courses and programs.
    6. Ensure that the Board is informed of any deletions of, additions to, or significant modifications of any instructional programs.



Monitoring Method: Internal Report
Monitoring Frequency: Annually

Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

LWSD Superintendent reading to a group of students

Governance Process

Board CEO Relationship

District superintendent and two board members during board meetingThese 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.

Executive Limitations

Superintendent reads to a group of elementary school studentsThese 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.

End Results

Juanita High School graduates after their graduation ceremonyThese 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.