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The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jane Stavem to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. From an impressive pool of applicants, Dr. Stavem emerged as the top choice to lead the district.

The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors interviewed five semifinalists in the Superintendent Search process on Friday, June 22. As a result, the Board has selected three finalists to advance in the process.

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    Construction Contracts Bidding and Awards and Payments to Contractors

    File: FEF-R

    Time for Preparation of Bids

    Minimum time periods to advertise for bids are established by the state. The date to open bids will be determined jointly by the superintendent or designee the architect and purchasing manager.

    Deposits for Plans

    The amount of plan deposits, in order to obtain plans from the architect, shall be determined by the architect, and approved by the superintendent or designee and shall be sufficient to cover the plan costs. The architect shall return the deposit to an unsuccessful bidder when the plans are returned.

    Payments to Contractors, Wage Rates

      1. General
        Each laborer, worker, or mechanic in each trade or occupation required for the execution of the work of the contract, whether employed by the Contractor, Subcontractor, or any other person doing or contracting to do the whole or any part of the work, shall be paid not less than the "Prevailing Rates of Wages", as determined by the State Department of Labor and Industries.
      1. Arbitration
        In case any dispute arises regarding the prevailing rates of wages for the work of a similar nature, that cannot be adjusted by the parties involved, the matter shall be referred to the Director of Labor and Industries, State of Washington, and his decision shall be final.

    NONDISCRIMINATION CLAUSE FOR SCHOOL BUILDING CONTRACTS ON PROJECTS FINANCED UNDER THE STATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    Nondiscrimination. The party or parties contracting with the school district are referred to in this clause as the contractor.

    Except to the extent permitted by a bona fide occupational qualification, the contractor will agree as follows:

      1. The contractor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

      The contractor shall ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status or presence of any sensory, mental, or principal disabilities or age. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training.

      1. The contractor shall, in all solicitations for employees or job orders for employees placed with any employment agency, union, or other firm or agency, state that all qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. The words "equal opportunity employer" in advertisements shall constitute compliance with this section.
      2. The contractor shall send to each labor union or representative of workers with which he has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, a notice advising the said labor union or workers' representative of the contractor's commitments under this section.
      3. The contractor shall include the provisions of the foregoing paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) in every subcontract or purchase order for the goods or services which are the subject matter of this contract. In the event of noncompliance by the contractor with any of the nondiscrimination provisions of the contract, the contracting agency shall have the right, at its option, to cancel the contract in whole or in part. If the contract is canceled after part performance, the contracting agency shall be obligated to pay the fair market value or the contract price, whichever is lower, for goods or services which have been received and accepted.

    End of Nondiscrimination Clause

    Final Payments to Contractors

    Prior to final payment, in accordance with contract provisions, the contractor shall furnish to the facilities department:

      1. Three copies of the maintenance manual which includes the names of materials and manufacturers and service information for all material and equipment used on the project.
      2. One set of "as built" mylar documents.
      3. Manufacturers' guarantees or certifications, test results, and survey confirmations.
      4. Approval documents from appropriate building department.

    Approved:
    09/11/67

    Revised:
    10/16/72
    05/07/90
    05/02/94

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 49.60.010
    RCW 49.60.030 (1)(a)

    Construction on the Eastlake High School property

    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)