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Since opening at the beginning of the school year, Timberline Middle School (TMS) has seen many firsts. First science lab, first assembly and even first varsity sports match in the gym.



    Alternative Learning Experience Programs

    File: IGBI

    The Lake Washington School District recognizes the benefits students may attain from participation in alternative learning experience programs, consisting of student contract-based learning programs, on-line programs, and/or parent partnership programs.

    The superintendent shall develop procedures for alternative learning experience programs. The procedures shall contain, as a minimum, the following components:

      1. Each student participating in an alternative learning experience must have a written student learning plan developed by a certificated teacher that is designed to meet the student's individual educational needs. A certificated teacher must have responsibility and accountability for each course specified in the plan, including supervision, monitoring, evaluation and documentation of the student's progress. The written student learning plan may be developed with assistance from the student, the student's parents, or other interested parties.
      2. The curriculum and course requirements shall be consistent with basic education goals and high school graduation requirements. Curricula, course content, instructional materials, learning activities, and other learning resources for alternative learning experiences must be consistent in quality with those available to the district's overall student population. Instructional materials used in alternative learning experiences must be approved pursuant to school board policies.
      3. Each student enrolled in an alternative learning experience must have direct personal contact with a certificated teacher at least once a week, until the student completes all course objectives or otherwise meets the requirements of the learning plan. The educational progress of each student enrolled in an alternative learning experience must be evaluated at least once each calendar month of enrollment by a certificated teacher and the results of each evaluation must be communicated to the student or, if the student is in grades K-8, both the student and the student's parent. Each student's educational progress evaluation must be based on the learning goals and performance objectives defined in the written student learning plan.
      4. The progress evaluation conducted by a certificated teacher must include direct personal contact with the student.
      5. Based on the progress evaluation, a certificated teacher must determine and document whether the student is making satisfactory progress reaching the learning goals and performance objectives defined in the written student learning plan.
      6. If it is determined that the student failed to make satisfactory progress or that the student failed to follow the written student learning plan, an intervention plan must be developed for the student. If after no more than three consecutive calendar months in which it is determined the student is not making satisfactory progress despite documented intervention efforts, a course of study designed to more appropriately meet the student's educational needs must be developed and implemented by a certificated teacher in conjunction with the student and where possible, the student's parent. This may include removal of the student from the alternative learning experience and enrollment of the student in another educational program offered by the school district.

    The superintendent, associate superintendent for student and school support, director of school support, and alternative campus principal shall be responsible for overseeing the district’s alternative learning experience programs or courses, for monitoring compliance, and for reporting at least annually on the program to the school district’s board of directors. This annual report shall include at least the following:

      1. Documentation of alternative learning experience student headcount and full-time equivalent enrollment claimed for basic education funding;
      2. Identification of the overall ratio of certificated instructional staff to full-time equivalent students enrolled in each alternative learning experience program;
      3. A description of how the program supports the district's overall goals and objectives for student academic achievement; and
      4. Results of periodic self-evaluation of these learning experiences in a manner designed to objectively measure their effectiveness, including the impact of the experiences on student learning and achievement. Self-evaluation will follow a continuous improvement model, and will be implemented as part of the school district's school improvement planning efforts.



    RCW 28A.225.010
    RCW 28A.150.210
    WAC 391-121,134, and 137

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    Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

    General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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    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)