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    Board Purpose

    Policy type: Governance Culture
    Policy code: GC-1

    The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors represents, leads and serves the community and holds itself accountable to them by committing to act in their best interests and by ensuring that all Board and district action is consistent with law and the Board’s policies. In the fulfillment of this charge, the Board is committed to rigorous and continual improvement of its capacity to govern effectively, using its policies to define its values and expectations.

    The Board’s purpose is to assure that the district achieves the results described in the Board’s Results policies and that it operates according to the values expressed in the Board’s Operational Expectations policies. 

    Adopted:    
    07/07/03

    Revised:    
    09/13/10
    06/24/19 / Governance Process (GP) Policies changed to Governance Culture (GC)

    Monitoring Method: Board self-assessment 
    Monitoring Frequency: Annually

    Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

    Formal portraits of the LWSD School Board members

    Governance Culture

    Formal portraits of the Lake Washington School District Board membersThese policies define how the Board will operate internally and govern itself to add value to the district. These policies address the Board’s own culture, how it will conduct business, and how members will conduct themselves and interact with each other.

    Board Superintendent Relationship

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

    Operational Expectations

    Results

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