Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.

School Library Month in LWSD

Throughout April, librarians across the district will hold special events in celebration of School Library Month.



Annual Agenda Planning

Policy type: Governance Process
Policy code: GP-6

To accomplish its stated objectives, the Board will follow an annual agenda that schedules continuing review, monitoring and refinement of End Results policies, linkage meetings with community and staff groups, monitoring of policies, and activities to improve board performance through education, enriched input and deliberation.


    1. The planning cycle will begin at annual extended work session in order that administrative decision-making and budgeting for the forthcoming year can begin and be based upon accomplishing the next one-year segment of the Board’s most recent statement of long term End Results.
    2. The planning cycle will start with the Board’s development of its annual agenda for the next year, and will include:
      1. Scheduled linkage discussions and consultations with selected groups and persons whose insights and opinions will be helpful to the Board;
      2. Education discussions on governance matters, including orientation of candidates and new Board members in the Board’s governance process, and periodic discussions by the Board about means to improve its own performance;
      3. Education related to End Results policies (e.g. presentations by futurists, demographers, advocacy groups, staff, etc.);
      4. Scheduled monitoring of all policies.
    3. Throughout the year the Board will attend to consent agenda items as expeditiously as possible. An item may be removed from the consent agenda only upon approval of a majority of the Board.
    4. Monitoring of Executive Limitations policies will be included for presentation and discussion on the agenda according to the annual agenda. At the subsequent meeting, Executive Limitations reports will be placed on the consent agenda for approval.



Monitoring Method: Board self-assessment
Monitoring Frequency: Annually

Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

Formal portraits of the LWSD School Board members

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.