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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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    Staff Health and Safety 

    File: 6511

    The Board of Directors recognizes that safety and health standards should be incorporated into all aspects of the operation of the district. Rules for safety and prevention of accident shall be posted in compliance with OSHA and WISHA requirements. All hazardous chemicals shall be identified and properly labeled. Staff members shall be trained in the use of these chemicals specific to their respective jobs. Proper records shall be maintained to verify that all of the preventive and safety measures are in place. Injuries and accidents shall be reported to the district office. 

    The district shall have at least one staff member at each school and work site in the district who holds a valid certificate of first aid training from the Department of Labor and Industries, U.S. Bureau of Mines, or the American Red Cross or equivalent training provided by the district nurses. Each school and work site shall have first aid supplies readily accessible. 

    The superintendent shall develop necessary safety and health standards to comply with Department of Labor requirements. 

    Physical Examinations

    In the event that it should be required as a condition of employment that an employee submit to a physical examination, such examination shall be at the expense of the board and reimbursement of any miles traveled to the examining doctor shall be paid in accordance with board policy and negotiated agreement. 

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    WAC 248-100-175, 296-24, generally 
    WAC 296-62-054