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    Instructional Program

    Policy type: Operational Expectations
    Policy code: OE-11

    The Superintendent shall maintain a program of instruction that offers challenging and relevant opportunities for all students to achieve at levels defined in the Board’s Results policies. 

    The Superintendent will:

    11.1    Assure that instructional programs are based on a comprehensive and objective review of effective practices research.

    11.2    Base instruction on district academic standards that meet or exceed state and/or national standards.

    11.3    Align curriculum with the standards.

    11.4    Effectively measure each student’s progress toward achieving or exceeding the standards.

    11.5    Assure that the instructional program includes opportunities for students to develop talents and interests in their specialized areas of interest. 

    11.6    Assure that the instructional program accommodates the different learning styles of students and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students of various backgrounds and abilities.

    11.7    Ensure students, starting in elementary school and continuing throughout high school, have opportunities and experiences to actively explore options for their futures in ways that are relevant to them. 

    11.8    Encourage new and innovative programs, carefully monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of all such programs at least annually. 

    11.9    Assure that the instructional program includes a compelling and realistic vision of technology that specifies:

    1. Technology use in the learning environment; 
    2. Integration of technology into content areas across all grade levels;
    3. Integration of adaptive technology, as appropriate.

    11.10    Regularly evaluate and modify all instructional programs as necessary to assure their continuing effectiveness. 

    11.11    Adequately monitor and control student access to and utilization of electronically distributed content information.

    11.12    Protect the instructional time provided for students during the academic day.

    11.13    Review school attendance boundaries as needed to assure reasonable balance in student enrollment.

    11.14    Implement and ensure wide and timely distribution of a culturally-sensitive school district calendar that:

    1. Aligns with state requirements and negotiated contracts
    2. Provides reasonable flexibility for uncontrollable events and circumstances

    {formerly EL-7, Academic Program}
    Adopted:    
    07/07/03

    Revised:    
    11/15/04
    12/04/06
    01/22/07
    09.27.10
    11/19/12
    08/12/19 /Executive Limitations (EL) Policies changed to Operational Expectations (OE)

    Monitoring Method: Internal Report
    Monitoring Frequency: Annually

    Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

    Governance Culture

    Formal portraits of the Lake Washington School District Board membersThese policies define how the Board will operate internally and govern itself to add value to the district. These policies address the Board’s own culture, how it will conduct business, and how members will conduct themselves and interact with each other.

     

    Board Superintendent Relationship

    District superintendent and two board members during board meetingThese policies describe the delegation of authority by the Board to its Superintendent and clarify the relationship between the two. Organizational performance is considered identical to Superintendent performance.

    Operational Expectations

    Results

    Juanita High School graduates after their graduation ceremonyThese policies define the results desired for our students and what they are expected to know and be able to do as a result of their educational experience. Results policies are based on the Lake Washington School District Mission, Vision, Student Profile and Guiding Principles