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For the fifth year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District (LWSD) to its Annual AP District Honor Roll. LWSD is one of only 373 public school districts in the United States and Canada and one of four in Washington state to be honored. Lake Washington is one of two districts in the state to be a multi-year recipient of the AP Honor Roll Award.

At its December 3 meeting, Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) Board of Directors passed Resolution No. 2259 to place a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. This measure, if passed, authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or an average of $20 million per year for six years. 

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    Administering Medicines to Students

    File: JHCD-R

    In the event there exists a valid health reason which makes the administration of oral medication to a student advisable during school hours or the hours in which the student is under the supervision of school officials, the following procedures shall apply. Medication is defined as all prescription or over-the-counter drugs/medication.

      1. Any medication to be administered to a student by an employee must be requested and authorized in writing by:
        (a) a parent or legal guardian and
        (b) a physician or dentist
        if the request is for more than 14 days. Form 4023 (JHCD-E) shall be used for this purpose.
      2. Such request and authorization shall be effective for the current school year only unless a shorter period is specified.
      3. Medication may be administered by school nurses or any employee trained and supervised by a school nurse in proper medication-administration procedures.
      4. Before administering any medication, the school nurse or other employee authorized under #3 above shall determine that medication is in the original pharmacy or manufacturer's container, labeled (Form 4023B) (JHCD-E) or pharmacy label, if available, with the following information:
        • Name of student
        • Name of medication
        • Dosage, mode, and time of administration
        • Name of physician prescribing medication
      5. No medication shall be administered until it is determined that the medication dosage conforms with the direction and authority from the parent and physician.
      6. Non-prescription medication must be in the original retail container.
      7. All medication including "legend drugs" must be kept in a secure, central location as determined by the school nurse.
      8. The administration of any dose of medication must be recorded on an individual medication log sheet (Form 4023A), see JHCD-E.
      9. The administration of medication to any student may be discontinued during the period for which it has been prescribed, provided a parent or legal guardian is given oral or written notice in advance of the date of discontinuance.

    Approved:
    06/05/67
    03/15/76
    01/03/83
    05/07/90
    05/20/91

    A group of students sing at an assembly

    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)