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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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    Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program

    File: 2110

    The board has the highest commitment toward ensuring an equal educational opportunity for every student. While English is the basic language of instruction in the district's schools, the district shall provide a transitional bilingual program for children whose primary language is not English, and whose English skills are sufficiently deficient or absent to impair learning. 

    District staff will: 

    1. Communicate, whenever feasible, with parents of students in the bilingual program in a language they can understand; 
    2. Assess and determine, by means of a state-approved placement test, student eligibility within 10 days of enrollment and attendance; 
    3. Annually assess, by means of the state-approved test, improvement in language proficiency for each eligible English Language Learner; 
    4. Provide inservice professional development training for administrators, teachers, counselors, and other staff who are involved in the district’s transitional bilingual program appropriate use of instructional strategies and assessment results and instructional materials for use with culturally and linguistically diverse students; and 
    5. Provide for continuous improvement and evaluation of the district’s Program to determine is effectiveness. 

    For purposes of providing such services, the superintendent shall establish procedures for implementing the district's Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program. 

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.180  
    WAC 162-28-040 
    WAC 392-160 

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