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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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    Bus Driver Training and Responsibility 

    File: 6630

    Bus drivers shall observe all state statutes and administrative rules governing traffic safety and school bus operation. The district shall, at the beginning of each school year, provide each driver with a copy of the School Bus Driver Handbook (SPI), any additional laws and/or rules which have been recently enacted and which apply to school bus drivers, and the district's written rules for student conduct on buses. 

    Each bus driver shall meet the qualifications established by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, including bus driver certification, possession of a valid Washington driver's license and a physician's certification that he/she is medically qualified for employment as a bus driver. The bus driver shall also hold a valid and current first aid card indicating completion of at least a basic first aid course within the past three years. 

    When a teacher, coach or other certificated staff member is assigned to accompany students on a bus, such person shall be primarily responsible for the behavior of the students in his/her charge. The bus driver shall have final authority and responsibility.

    Current practice codified 1988 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.: 
    RCW 28A.04.131 
    WAC 180-20-200 through 180-20-230 
    WAC 392-145-015(2,3) 
    WAC 392-145-020 through 392-145-030