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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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    District Relationships with Law Enforcement and other Government Agencies

    File: 4310

    The schools recognize and appreciate the concern of the state and local law enforcement agencies in many areas of safety, health education, and welfare. Cooperation with these agencies is encouraged through the development of programs and courses of study that are properly a part of the school curriculum in health, safety, and civic education.

    Other Government and State Agencies
    Local boards of education and public schools are instruments of the state and, by state law, members of boards of education and school administrators are officers of the state as well as of the local school districts which they serve.

    The relationship of the Lake Washington Board of Directors with the state of Washington are many and varied. The following listing includes, but is not limited to, some of the major areas of the state-local school relationships:

      1. State regulation of school organizational structure, plant and activities through state constitutional provisions, state school laws, general state laws which have some bearing on school matters and school rules and regulations promulgated at the state level which have the force of law. This includes safety, fire, engineering, health, and traffic codes which relate to schools in any way.
      2. Control, advisory, or consultative functions exercised by the State Board of Education, State Department of Education, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
      3. State certification of teachers and of educational institutions.
      4. State financial support and control through allocation from state tax funds.
      5. Record keeping and reporting, financial, child accounting according to state requirements.
      6. State and federal school aid programs administered or coordinated through state agencies.
      7. Indirect state and local relationships mediated through state universities and colleges.

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    WAC 392-109, generally

    CROSS REF.: