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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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    Facilities

    Policy type: Operational Expectations
    Policy code: OE-12

    The Superintendent shall assure that physical facilities support the accomplishment of the Board’s Results policies. 

    The Superintendent will:

    12.1    Develop and execute a facility plan that establishes priorities for construction, renovation and maintenance projects that:

    1. Assigns highest priority to the correction of unsafe conditions;
    2. Includes maintenance costs as necessary to enable facilities to reach their intended life cycles;
    3. Plans for and schedules preventive maintenance;
    4. Plans for and schedules system replacement when new schools open, schools are renovated, or systems replaced;
    5. Discloses assumptions on which the plan is based, including growth patterns and the financial and human impact individual projects will have on other parts of the organization.
    6. Ensure that facility planning and design decisions appropriately consider environmental impacts, include eco-efficiency and sustainability.

    12.2    Project life-cycle costs as capital decisions are made.

    12.3    Assure that facilities are safe, clean and properly maintained.

    12.4    Consistently administer facilities use delineating:

    1. permitted uses;
    2. the applicable fee structure that is fair and reasonable;
    3. clear user expectations, including behavior, cleanup, security, insurance and damage repair;
    4. consequences and enforcement procedures for public users who fail to follow the established rules.
    5. the ability of the public’s use of facilities as long as student safety, student functions, and the instructional program are not compromised.

    12.5    Encourage and promote use of school property to community organizations and partners.

    The Superintendent may not - without Board approval:

    12.6    Build or undertake major renovations of buildings.  

    12.7    Recommend land acquisition without first determining growth patterns, comparative costs, construction and transportation factors and any extraordinary contingency costs due to potential natural and man-made risks. 

    12.8    Authorize construction schedules and change orders that deviate significantly from previously approved plans and budget parameters, including increased cost or reduced quality.

    12.9    Acquire, encumber, or dispose of real property.

    {formerly EL-13, Facilities}
    Adopted:    
    07/07/03

    Revised:    
    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

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