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Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

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An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.

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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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