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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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    Religious Related Activities and Practices

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    The Lake Washington School District affirms the authority of the United States Constitution and the Washington State Constitution in guaranteeing to all citizens the right to free exercise of religion and the right to be free of sectarian control or influence. Lake Washington School District offices and schools shall encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation for all members of the school community and for the diversity of cultural, economic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Religious beliefs or non-beliefs shall not be promoted or disparaged in schools or school activities. Religion and religious movements, thoughts, and tenets are a part of our social and political history and our literary and cultural heritage. Student awareness and knowledge of the contribution of religion in such disciplines as art, music, literature, history, and social studies may be developed through instruction that is factual, neutral, and objective. 

    Statement of Academic Freedom 
    The Board seeks to educate young people in the democratic tradition, to foster a recognition of individual freedom and social responsibility, to inspire meaningful awareness of and respect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 

    Freedom of individual conscience, association, and expression shall be encouraged and fairness in procedures shall be observed both to safeguard the legitimate interests of the schools and to exhibit by appropriate examples the basic objectives of a democratic society as set forth in the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Washington.

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    U.S. Constitution, First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment 
    Washington State Constitution, Article I, Section 11, Article IX, Section 4, Article XXVI, generally 
    RCW 28A.600.025  
    WAC 392-400-227  

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