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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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    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

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