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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

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    Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses

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    Career Education 
    The Board believes that the schools should provide education that is pertinent to the practical aspects of life and that prepares students to make the transition from the school setting to the world of work. The board therefore supports the inclusion of career education in the basic curriculum. 

    Career education is a program that allows students to gain career awareness and to explore career opportunities in fields in order to gain a broad base on which to make a decision about their life's work. Career education shall be included at all levels. At the secondary level, it shall incorporate career exploration, career guidance, and vocational training opportunities, with the latter designed to equip students to enter post-secondary training for occupational areas and/or enter specific occupations directly out of high school. 

    Vocational Education 
    Vocational education shall be geared to technological and economic conditions and changes, and, as a core component of comprehensive education, shall share with other aspects of the high school curriculum the purpose of development of character and attitudes as well as skills. Guidance and counseling services shall be provided each vocational student throughout the program and when the time comes for placement in his/her chosen career. 

    To meet the vocational training needs of regular high school students, adults, post-graduates, and others identified by their needs, the district shall provide: (1) industrial education courses; (2) vocational programs in agriculture, business, trades, and other areas--which may include on-the-job training; and (3) apprenticeship training programs. 

    The vocational education program shall be administered by the vocational director. 

    Current practice codified 1988 

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.230.097 
    RCW 28A.230.120  
    WAC 180-51  
    WAC 392-410  

    CROSS REF.: