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During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

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    Citizen Advisory Committee and Task Force

    File: 4110

    The school directors and staff of the Lake Washington School District, recognizing the rights and responsibilities of parents, shall encourage parents to become actively involved in those decision-making processes related to the improvement of instruction by providing opportunity for this involvement through parent-teacher-student associations, parent club organizations, advisory councils, and/or special task force committees. 

    In addition, unless the Board of Directors makes a specific exemption, the selection of administrative new-hires for all elementary, middle school, and senior high school principals and vice principals shall involve citizen participation. 

    The Superintendent is charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing the selection guidelines and processes.

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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