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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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    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    File:2161

    Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students 
    The district recognizes that students whose disabilities adversely impact educational performance and who require accommodation and specially designed instruction can improve their educational performance when they receive 504 services and/or special education and related services tailored to fit their needs. The district adopts the state’s full educational opportunity goal to provide students in need of special education services with a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 

    Special education programs for students eligible for special education shall be an integral part of the general educational programs of this district, and shall be operated in compliance with federal and state requirements governing special education. The district will provide a continuum of placement options which may include services within and outside the district depending on the student’s individual needs. 

    Not all students with disabilities are eligible for special education services. The needs of those students will be addressed individually and if, appropriate, the student will be provided accommodations or modifications required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in accordance with, district policies and procedures. 

    The district superintendent shall develop and maintain special education procedures necessary to implement this policy. This policy and the procedures shall be available to the public. 

    Mediation or Resolution Agreements 
    The board authorizes the superintendent or a designee to bind the district to a mediation or resolution agreement. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.155
    Special Education 

    RCW 49.60 
    Law against Discrimination 

    WAC 392-172A 
    Rules for the Provision of Special Education 

    20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. 
    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 

    34 CFR Part 99 
    Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 

    34 CFR Part 300 
    Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities 

    34 CFR Part 303 
    Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

    CROSS REF.: