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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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    Procedure for Use of Tobacco, Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices

    File: 4215P

    The following implementation plan was developed by the Tobacco-Free Committee to ensure clear communication and implementation of the proposed policy. 

    Administrators' Orientation
    A presentation will be made to building administrators concerning policy implementation. Information presented will cover: 

    1. Including staff and students in discussions about policy implementation. 
    2. District plan will inform staff, students, parents, contracted personnel and visitors about policy and smoking cessation classes. 
    3. Procedures for handling policy violations. 

    Tobacco Free Environment Signs
    The District will provide each building with signs to remind people that use of tobacco products is prohibited by state statute and Board policy. 

    Communication
    In order to successfully implement this policy, regular communication to staff, students, parents, and the community is needed. Clarifying when and where this policy will be in effect as well as why this policy is being established is important. The District will coordinate the dissemination of information through the following sources: 

    1. Notices in the Lake Washington News 
    2. Local TV, radio, and print media including Channels 28 
    3. Employee unions and association 
    4. Facilities/administrative buildings 
    5. Building use forms and/or cover letters 
    6. Building information, teacher handbooks, publications 
    7. PTSA Newsletters 

    Building administrators are encouraged to conduct meetings with staff and students and student groups to increase building awareness and develop plans to create a supportive environment for the implementation of this policy. 

    Smoking Cessation Classes
    Information will be provided to employees and their spouses about community-based smoking cessation classes and what insurance plans will cover. Information regarding non-smoker support groups will be provided. Resources and information will be provided by the Staff Development and Risk Management departments. 

    A student smoking cessation and education program will be developed in coordination with secondary education, including non-smoker support groups. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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