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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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    Board Organization

    Policy type: Operational Governance Policies
    Policy code: OGP-06

    The Board will support newly-elected or appointed directors to understand the governing model, policies and procedures of the Board and Administrative Regulations of the District. To facilitate this process, new directors will be provided with:

    • Information and training on Coherent Governance model 
    • Training on Open Government, as required by law
    • Electronic access to:
      • Board Policies and District Administrative Policies/Regulations;
      • WSSDA publications (e.g., Open Public Meetings, Conflict of Interest, Parliamentary Procedure);
      • Results for the District and strategic plan, if developed; 
      • Student rights, responsibilities, and conduct; 
      • District staff handbook; 
      • Collective bargaining agreements,
      • District budget; 
      • Financial status reports (most recent copies); 
      • Board minutes (past year); 
      • Access to relevant district data; and 
      • Staff member job descriptions and staff organizational charts. 

    The Board president or a designee and the superintendent will assist each new director in the review of these materials and will review the role and function of the various administrators employed by the District, which shall include in person meetings with cabinet level staff members. The orientation should be completed within 90-days of being seated on the Board of Directors. 

    The orientation will include, as per District Regulation, how to: 

    1. arrange for visits to schools and administrative offices, 
    2. request information regarding school operations, 
    3. respond to a complaint concerning staff or program, and 
    4. handle confidential information. 

    Directors will be encouraged to attend meetings, workshops, and conferences to increase their knowledge and competencies.
     

    Adopted:
    02/10/20

    Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

     

    Board Policies