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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

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    Authority of the Superintendent

    Policy type: Board/Superintendent Relationship
    Policy code: B/SR-4

    The Board will provide direction to the Superintendent through written policies that define the organizational results to be achieved for students and define operational conditions and actions to be accomplished or avoided.  

    1. The Board will develop Results policies instructing the Superintendent to achieve defined results for the students served by the district.
    2. The Board will develop Operational Expectations policies which express the Board’s values about operational conditions and actions. Certain of these values will be expressed positively to assure that the stated actions occur and the identified conditions exist and will be stated as directives. Certain other values represent actions and conditions that are to be avoided and will be stated prohibitively. 
    3. As long as the Superintendent uses any reasonable interpretation of the Board’s Results and Operational Expectations policies, the Superintendent is authorized to establish any additional administrative policies or regulations, make any decisions, establish any practices and develop any activities the Superintendent deems appropriate to achieve the Board’s Results policies. The Superintendent is not expected to seek Board approval or authority for any such decisions falling within the Superintendent’s area of delegated authority. 
    4. The Board may change its Results and Operational Expectations policies, and in so doing shift the boundary between Board and Superintendent areas of responsibility. The Board will respect and support any reasonable interpretation of its policies by the Superintendent, even though Superintendent decisions may not be the decisions the Board or its members may have made.

    Adopted:
    07/07/03

    Revised:
    05/02/05
    09/25/06
    06/24/19 /Board/CEO Relationship (B/CR) Policies changed to Board/Superintendent Relationship (B/SR)

    Monitoring Method: Board self-assessment
    Monitoring Frequency: Annually

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