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For the fifth year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District (LWSD) to its Annual AP District Honor Roll. LWSD is one of only 373 public school districts in the United States and Canada and one of four in Washington state to be honored. Lake Washington is one of two districts in the state to be a multi-year recipient of the AP Honor Roll Award.

At its December 3 meeting, Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) Board of Directors passed Resolution No. 2259 to place a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. This measure, if passed, authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or an average of $20 million per year for six years. 

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    Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    File: IGBA

    Section 504 is a civil rights law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education.

    A child is a qualified student with a disability under Section 504 if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

    It is the policy of the Lake Washington School District to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are provided with a free appropriate public education. Students may be qualified under this policy even though they are not eligible for services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is the policy of the district to ensure that students who are disabled under Section 504 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services, and that their parents or guardians are provided notice of their procedural due process rights.

    Adopted:
    10/13/2017

    CROSS REFS:
    IGB-R Special Education & Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504
    IKF-R Graduation Requirements
    JG Student Discipline
    JGD Student Suspension/Expulsion
    JO Student Records

    LEGAL REFS:

    29 U.S.C. 794


    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. 93-516, 29 U.S.C. 794

    34 CFR Part 104


    Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance

    42 USC 12101-12213


    Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

    RCW 28A.600.485


    Restraint of Students – Use of Restraint or Isolation Specified in Individualized Education Programs or Plans Developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    RCW 28A.600.486


    District Policy on the Use of Isolation and Restraint – Notice to Parents and Guardians Who have Individuals Programs or Plans Developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    Student raises hand while teacher talks to class

    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)