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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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    School Board Legal Status and Director Districts

    Policy type: Operational Governance Policies
    Policy code: OGP-01

    The Board of Directors of the Lake Washington School District No. 414, King County, Washington is a body corporate created under the laws of the state of Washington to direct the schools of the district.  The board consists of five members, elected at large by the qualified electors of the district.  All directors represent the district as a whole but must be a resident of the director district he/she represents to be eligible for election.

    Director District Boundaries
    It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to establish boundaries of the internal director districts of the School District and to reconfigure the director districts as necessary.

    The Board of Directors, with the assistance of administration, the Educational Service District, and the State Redistricting Commission, shall develop a plan of proposed director districts within eight months of any of the following events:

    • Receipt of federal decennial census data,
    • Consolidation of the District with one or more other Districts, 
    • Transfer of territory to or from the District, 
    • Annexation of territory to or from the District, or 
    • Approval by a majority of the District's voters of a proposal to divide the District into director districts.

    When reconfiguring director districts, the newly established director districts shall meet the following criteria: 

    • The districts shall be as nearly as possible equal in population, 
    • The districts shall be as compact as possible and consist of geographically contiguous area, 
    • The districts shall not favor or disfavor any racial group or political party, and 
    • The districts shall as much as possible coincide with natural boundaries and existing communities. 

    At least one week before the Board of Directors considers adoption of the plan of director districts, the Board shall hold a public hearing on the plan. Within thirty days of adoption of the plan of director districts, the legal descriptions and maps depicting the director districts shall be submitted to the county auditor. If the plan is submitted after the fourth Monday in June of an odd-numbered year, the plan will not take effect until the following year. 

    Any registered voter in the District may challenge the plan within 45 days of its adoption by requesting the superior court review the plan for compliance with the four criteria listed above. 

    Current Director District Descriptions

    Director district map.

    Director District 1  
    Starting at the intersection of I-405 and BNSF RR.
    Southwesterly on BNSF RR to the extension of 14th Pl.
    West on 14th Pl to 6th St.
    North on 6th St and extension to the extension of 17th Ave.
    North on 17th Ave to 18th Ave.
    West on 18th Ave to Market St.
    North on Market St to 18th Ave W.
    Northwest on 18th Ave W to 10th St W.
    Northerly on 10th St W to Ross Point Ln.
    West and Northerly on Ross Point Ln and extension to Juanita Bay.
    Southwesterly through Juanita Bay to School District boundary.
    Clockwise following School District boundary to the northern crossing of I-405.
    Southerly on I-405 to the point of the beginning.

    Director District 2
    Starting at the intersection of I-405 and BNSF RR.
    Southwesterly on BNSF RR to the extension of 14th Pl.
    West on 14th Pl to 6th St.
    North on 6th St and extension to the extension of 17th Ave.
    North on 17th Ave to 18th Ave.
    West on 18th Ave to Market St.
    North on Market St to 18th Ave W.
    Northwest on 18th Ave W to 10th St W.
    Northerly on 10th St W to Ross Point Ln.
    West and Northerly on Ross Point Ln and extension to Juanita Bay.
    Southwesterly through Juanita Bay to School District boundary.
    Counterclockwise following School District boundary to Lake Sammamish.
    Northerly through Lake Sammamish to Eastern Marymoor Park boundary.
    Northerly on the Eastern park boundary to bike path.
    Northwest on bike path to SR 520.
    Southwesterly on SR 520 to NE 60th St.
    West on NE 60th St and extension to 148th Ave NE.
    North on 148th Ave NE to Old Redmond Rd.
    West on Old Redmond Rd to NE 70th St.
    West on NE 70th St to 120th Ave NE.
    North on 120th Ave NE to NE 75th St.
    West on NE 75th St and extension to I-405.
    North on I-405 to the point of the beginning.

    Director District 3
    Starting at the intersection of the abandon rail line/bike path and SR 520.
    Southwesterly on SR 520 to NE 60th St.
    West on NE 60th St and extension to 148th Ave NE.
    North on 148th Ave NE to Old Redmond Rd.
    West on Old Redmond Rd to NE 70th St.
    West on NE 70th St to 120th Ave NE.
    North on 120th Ave NE to NE 75th St.
    West on NE 75th St and extension to I-405.
    North on I-405 to School District boundary.
    Clockwise following School District boundary to Sammamish River Trail.
    Southerly following Sammamish River Trail to NE 90th St.
    East on NE 90th St to 161st Ave NE.
    South on 161st Ave NE to NE 83rd St.
    East on NE 83rd St to 164th Ave NE.
    South on 164th Ave NE to Gilman St.
    Southerly on Gilman St to bike path.
    Southeast on bike path to the point of the beginning.

    Director District 4
    Starting at the intersection of abandon rail line/bike path and Gilman St.
    North on Gilman St to 164th Ave NE.
    North on 164th Ave NE to NE 80th St.
    East on NE 80th St and extension to Avondale Rd.
    South on Avondale Rd to NE Union Hill Rd.
    Meandering Easterly on NE Union Hill Rd to the western boundary line of Township 25,
    Range 06 E, and Section 09.
    North to the NW corner of said section.
    East on section line to NE 80th St.
    Easterly on NE 80th St to School District boundary.
    Clockwise on School District boundary to Lake Sammamish.
    Northerly through Lake Sammamish to Eastern Marymoor Park boundary.
    Northerly on the Eastern park boundary to bike path.
    Northwest on bike path to the point of the beginning.

     
    Director District 5
    Starting at the intersection of 164th Ave NE and NE 80th St.
    East on NE 80th St and extension to Avondale Rd.
    South on Avondale Rd to NE Union Hill Rd.
    Meandering Easterly on NE Union Hill Rd to the western boundary line of Township 25,
    Range 06 E, and Section 09.
    North to the NW corner of said section.
    East on section line to NE 80th St.
    Easterly on NE 80th St to School District boundary.
    Counterclockwise on the School District boundary to Sammamish River Trail.
    Southerly following Sammamish River Trail to NE 90th St.
    East on NE 90th St to 161st Ave NE.
    South on 161st Ave NE to NE 83rd St.
    East on NE 83rd St to 164th Ave NE.
    South on 164th Ave NE to the point of the beginning.

     

    Adopted:
    02/10/20

    Legal References:  
    RCW.28A.343.030 Directors’ Districts in certain school districts – Election to authorize division in school districts not already divided into director districts
    RCW 28A.343.040 Division or redivision of district into director districts
    RCW 28A.343.050 Dissolution of directors’ districts
    RCW 28A.315.195 Transfer of territory by petition – Requirements-Rules-Costs
    RCW 29A.76.010 Redistricting by counties, municipal corporations, and special purpose districts

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