Rose Hill Middle School Counselor receives Human and Civil Rights Award

Danielle MacDonald, a counselor at Rose Hill Middle School, works hard to make the school inclusive and welcoming for all students and parents. For this hard work, she won the Washington Education Association’s 2018 Human and Civil Rights International Peace and Understanding Award.

Evergreen wins middle school Battle of the Books

Nine middle schools answered 45 questions about 12 books on March 13 during the annual Battle of the Books competition. School librarians organize the event each year. Students from Evergreen Middle School won the competition by two points.



Handling Requests or Complaints

Policy type: Governance Process
Policy code: GP-10

A Board member who receives a request or complaint shall follow this process.

  1. The Board member should hear the request/complaint for general understanding of persons involved, date, place, and action requested.
  2. If necessary, repeat the issue back to confirm understanding.
  3. The Board member should exercise discretion in responding to the complaint or request.
  4. Board members should refer parents, employees, and others with complaints directly to the responsible individual closest to the situation and may inform the Superintendent that they have done this.
  5. If deemed necessary, the request/complaint shall be referred to the Superintendent for appropriate action.
  6. If a complaint potentially involves a violation of an Executive Limitation by the Superintendent, it is to be referred to the Board President and the Superintendent for appropriate action.



Monitoring Method: Board self-assessment
Monitoring Frequency: Annually

Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

Formal portraits of the LWSD School Board members

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.