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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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    Procedure Staff Assistance Program

    File: 5203P

    Definition – The Employee Assistance Program provides confidential, professional assessment, short-term counseling, and referral assistance to employees and their immediate family members in an effort to resolve personal or professional problems that may affect job performance. 

    Scope – The Employee Assistance Program addresses personal problems related, but not limited, to alcohol or drug abuse, physical, emotional, stress, marital, family, financial, legal, or job-related difficulties. 

    Purpose – The Employee Assistance Program is intended to motivate employees and/or their family members to seek and receive confidential, professional assistance as soon as possible which shall enable them to maintain or restore productivity through early identification and resolve problems. 

    Responsibilities 

    District: 

    Provide resources for problem assessment, diagnosis, short-term counseling, and quality referrals for employees and immediate family members. 

    Ensure complete confidentiality of the records of anyone using the program. 

    Employee Organizations: 

    Cooperate with the district to enhance the effectiveness of the Employee Assistance Program. 

    Encourage employee members to utilize the services available. 

    Survivors: 

    Accept appropriate training in the area of managing employees who have serious, identifiable problems affecting job performance. 

    Encourage staff members to utilize the services available. 

    Employees: 

    Seek available help as soon as possible about any problems that is or potentially may adversely affect job performance. 

    General - Nothing in this policy and its attendant rules, regulations, and guidelines may be interpreted as constituting a waiver of management's responsibility to maintain discipline or the right to take disciplinary measures, within the framework of any collective bargaining agreement, or district policy, or statute. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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