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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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    Personnel Administration

    Policy type: Operational Expectations
    Policy code: OE-4

    The Superintendent shall assure the recruitment, employment, development, evaluation, and compensation of district employees in a manner necessary to enable the district to achieve its Results policies. 

    The Superintendent will:

    4.1    Assure that no person is employed by the district without first clearing thorough background inquiries and checks. 

    4.2    Select only highly qualified and the best-suited candidates for all positions. 

    4.3    Ensure recruitment and retention practices that are equitable to support a diverse workforce that is representative of the community and study body.

    4.4    Effectively handle complaints and concerns.

    4.5    Maintain adequate job descriptions for all staff positions.

    4.6    Protect confidential information.

    4.7    Assure that compensation, benefit plans, and working conditions attract and retain high quality employees by compensating employees, within available and projected resources, in a manner consistent with the applicable marketplace, including but not limited to organizations of comparable size and type.

    4.8    Consistent with the Superintendent’s own evaluation, evaluate all employee performance according to their contribution toward achieving the Board’s Results policies and their compliance with the Board’s Operational Expectations policies. 

    4.9    Assure that all staff members are qualified and trained to perform the responsibilities assigned to them.

    4.10    Maintain an organizational culture that attracts, retains, and positively affects the ability of staff to responsibly perform their jobs and allows them to work in an environment of professional support, courtesy, and respect.

    4.11    Reasonably include personnel in decisions that affect them.

    The Superintendent may not:

    4.12    Retaliate against any employee for initiating a legitimate complaint based upon an alleged violation of Board governing policy.

    {formerly EL-09, District Staff}
    Adopted:    
    07/07/03

    Revised:     
    11/06/06 
    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

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