Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

School Library Month in LWSD

Throughout April, librarians across the district will hold special events in celebration of School Library Month.



Parents and Community

Policy type: Executive Limitations
Policy code: EL-5

With respect to treatment of parents and community, the CEO shall ensure conditions, procedures, actions, and decisions are in place which are safe, lawful, ethical, respectful, and in compliance with Board policies.

Accordingly, the CEO shall:

  1. Use methods of managing information that protect confidential information of students and families.
  2. Provide a process for the fair and expedient handling of complaints from parents and community.
  3. Establish policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with all federal and state laws, including those dealing with ethnic, gender, disability, religious, and age discrimination.
  4. Provide a welcoming environment for parents and community.
  5. Maintain an open and responsive organizational culture that treats all constituents with respect, dignity, and courtesy.
  6. Establish and maintain systems for public participation, communication, and involvement.
  7. Provide to parents and to the community access to appropriate information about school and district programs and academic progress.



Monitoring Method: Internal Report
Monitoring Frequency: Annually

Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

LWSD Superintendent reading to a group of students

Governance Process

Board CEO Relationship

District superintendent and two board members during board meetingThese policies describe the delegation of authority by the Board to its CEO and clarify the relationship between the two. Organizational performance is considered identical to CEO performance.

Executive Limitations

Superintendent reads to a group of elementary school studentsThese policies state the limitations imposed by the Board on the strategies and methods the superintendent and his or her staff may use, as they work to achieve the specified outcomes identified in the Ends Policies. The executive limitations establish the boundaries and operating expectations for staff.

End Results

Juanita High School graduates after their graduation ceremonyThese policies define the end results desired for our students and what they are expected to know and be able to do as a result of their educational experience. Ends Results policies are based on the Lake Washington School District Mission, Vision, Student Profile and Guiding Principles.