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.



Basic Instructional Program

File: IGA

The board has responsibility for maintaining the program of instruction guaranteed by the state statutes and providing enhancements where necessary.

The officers and employees of the school district are responsible for maintaining the program of instruction in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the state, the acts of the legislature, the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, and the rules and regulations of the Board of Directors.

The superintendent shall provide principals and teachers with curriculum materials covering all instruction approved by the board.

In order to assure compliance with the basic skills, work skills, and course requirements, the superintendent shall implement procedures for verifying compliance at the beginning of each school year and for monitoring of compliance throughout the year.

Subject Fields

The subject fields shall be as follows:


    1. Language Arts and Reading
    2. Mathematics
    3. Fine/Performing Arts
    4. Physical and Natural Sciences
    5. Social Studies
    6. Health/Fitness

Middle School:

    1. Language Arts and Reading
    2. Social Studies
    3. Mathematics
    4. Health/Fitness
    5. Fine/Performing Arts
    6. Physical and Natural Sciences
    7. Industrial Arts and Home Economics

Senior High School:

    1. Language Arts
    2. Mathematics
    3. Science
    4. Social Studies
    5. Health/Fitness
    6. Fine/Performing Arts
    7. Business Education
    8. Home & Family
    9. Industrial Arts
    10. Foreign Language
    11. Distributive Education



RCW 28A.020.080
RCW 28A.03.425 through 28A.03.430
RCW 28A.05, generally
RCW 28A.58.574
RCW 28A.58.750 through 28A.58.760
RCW 28A.67.030 through 28A.67.060
RCW 28A.67.110
RCW 28A.125, generally
WAC 180-16-191
WAC 180-16-200 through 180-16-240
WAC 180-50, generally

Qualifications and Duties of Superintendent (CBA)
Instructional Goals (IA)
Pilot Projects (IFB)
Curriculum Adoption (IFD)
Basic Instructional Program (regulation IGA-R)
Alternative School Programs (IGBH)

Student raises hand while teacher talks to class

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)