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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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    Facilities

    Policy type: Executive Limitations
    Policy code: EL-13

    The CEO shall assure the availability of an appropriate education environment within physical facilities that are safe, efficient, and properly maintained and that support the accomplishment of the board’s Ends policies.

    Accordingly, the CEO shall:

      1. Develop a fiscally prudent; long-term facilities plan to establish priorities for construction, renovation and maintenance projects. In setting those priorities, the CEO shall:
        1. Assign highest priority to the correction of unsafe conditions.
        2. Include maintenance costs as necessary to enable facilities to reach their intended life cycles.
        3. Disclose assumptions on which the plan is developed, including growth patterns, and the financial and human capital impact individual projects will have on other parts of the organization.
        4. Ensure that facilities and equipment are not subject to improper wear and tear or insufficient maintenance.
      2. Secure board authorization before building or undertaking major renovation of buildings.
      3. Recommend land acquisition by first determining growth patterns, comparative costs, construction and transportation factors, and environmental factors.
      4. Acquire, encumber, or dispose of real property only with Board authorization.
      5. Prohibit construction schedules and change orders to deviate significantly from previously approved plans and budget parameters.
      6. Provide students and staff with an uncompromised and healthy environment.
      7. Permit the public’s use of facilities, as long as student functions and the academic program are not compromised. According, the CEO shall develop a plan for public use of buildings that includes:
        1. Definition of permitted uses;
        2. A fair and reasonable fee structure;
        3. Clear delineation of user expectations;
        4. Consequences and enforcement procedures for public users who fail to follow the established rules.

    Adopted:
    07/07/2003

    Revised:
    09/27/10
    11/19/12

    Monitoring Method: Internal Report
    Monitoring Frequency: Annually

    Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

    LWSD Superintendent reading to a group of students

    Governance Process

    Board CEO Relationship

    District superintendent and two board members during board meetingThese policies describe the delegation of authority by the Board to its CEO and clarify the relationship between the two. Organizational performance is considered identical to CEO performance.

    Executive Limitations

    Superintendent reads to a group of elementary school studentsThese policies state the limitations imposed by the Board on the strategies and methods the superintendent and his or her staff may use, as they work to achieve the specified outcomes identified in the Ends Policies. The executive limitations establish the boundaries and operating expectations for staff.

    End Results

    Juanita High School graduates after their graduation ceremonyThese policies define the end results desired for our students and what they are expected to know and be able to do as a result of their educational experience. Ends Results policies are based on the Lake Washington School District Mission, Vision, Student Profile and Guiding Principles.