Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.



Federal Cash and Financial Management

File: DED

The district’s financial management system and records will be sufficient for preparing required reports and for tracing expenditures to a level that establishes funds have been used according to federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of the federal award. This is in addition to maintaining a system of funds and accounts in accordance with the state law and the accounting manual.

The district’s financial management system will:

  • Identify all federal awards received and expended, including specific information pertaining to the award: federal program name; CFDA title and number; identification number and year; and name of federal and any pass-through agency.
  • Provide for accurate, current, and complete disclosure of the results of each federal award in accordance with reporting requirements.
  • Include records and supporting documentation that identify the source and application of funds for federally funded activities, including authorizations, obligations, unobligated balances, expenditures, assets, income and interest.
  • Enable the district to maintain effective internal controls to ensure accountability and proper safeguarding and use of all funds, property and other assets (for example, adequate segregation of duties).
  • Provide a comparison of expenditures with budget amounts for each federal award.

In order for the district to comply with federal regulations for grant recipients, the superintendent will implement written procedures for 1) cash management; and 2) determining the allowability of costs in accordance with federal award terms and conditions.

Conflict of Interest
No employee, officer, or agent may participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by Federal funds if he or she has a real or apparent conflict of interest. Such a conflict of interest would arise when the employee, officer, or agent, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization which employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated herein, has a financial or other interest in or a tangible personal benefit from a firm considered for a contract.

No employee, officer, or agent of the district may solicit or accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from federal contractors or parties to subcontracts. Unsolicitied items of nominal value are excluded.

When federal funds are used for procurement of goods (furniture, supplies, equipment, and textbooks):

  • Purchases of $3,500 or less do not require quotes. However, the district must consider price to be reasonable and, to the extent practical, distribute purchases equitably among suppliers.
  • Purchases between $3,500 and $75,000 must be procured using price or rate quotations from three or more qualified sources.
  • Purchases of $75,000 or more must be publicly solicited using sealed bids.

When federal funds are used for procurement of services:

  • Purchases of $3,500 or less do not require quotes. However, the district must consider price to be reasonable and, to the extent practical, distribute purchases equitably among suppliers.
  • Purchases between $3,500 and $150,000 must be procured using price or rate quotations from a reasonable number of qualified sources.
  • Purchases of $150,000 or more must be publicly solicited using sealed bids.

Procurement by noncompetitive proposals may only be used when one of the following applies:

  • The item is only available from a single source;
  • The public emergency for the requirement will not permit a delay resulting from competitive solicitation;
  • The awarding agency (e.g., OSPI) authorizes a noncompetitive proposal in response to a written request from the district; or
  • After solicitation of a number of sources, competition is determined inadequate.

The district must maintain documentation supporting the applicable circumstance for noncompetitive proposals.

Suspension and Debarment
Before entering into federally funded vendor contracts for goods and services that equal or exceed $25,000 and any subcontract award, the district will ensure the vendor is not suspended or debarred from participating in federal assistance programs.



Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Sections 200.302 and 200.305, and Procurement 200.317.326
Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990

DE, Revenues from Tax Sources
DEC, Revenues from Federal Tax Sources
DEC-R, Revenues from Federal Tax Sources
DIB, Types of Funds
DED-R, Federal Cash and Financial Management
DJC, Bidding Requirements

Elementary school student reading book titled "Math=Fun! Shapes and Patterns".

Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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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)

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Negotiations (Reference Code H)

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Instruction (Reference Code I)

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Students (Reference Code J)

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School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)