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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 Teacher Assistance Program 

    File: 5521P

    Auxiliary personnel shall include but not be limited to the following:

    Professional trainees — persons who are authorized to take part in experiences in school or school-related settings as part of a program that leads to professional certification, including holders of preparatory certificates -- teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate; administrative interns as defined in the 1961 certification standards; student teachers and others involved in laboratory programs in the school district.

    School aides — classified employees serving primarily in the school in clerical and staff support roles.

    Instructional assistants/paraprofessionals — classified employees serving primarily in the classroom in a staff support role including tutors.

    Volunteers — persons (adults or students) who assist in the school under supervision and without compensation.

    Selection

    1. Aides, assistants, volunteers, and professional trainees should demonstrate and encourage positive attitudes toward one's self and toward others so as to provide a better school life for learners.
    2. Volunteers shall be selected by the building administrator with the assistance of the professional staff.
    3. Professional trainees shall be placed in buildings with the agreement of the building administrator who has obtained the advice of the professional staff of that building.

    In-Service Preparation

    Orientation should be provided professional staff in the supervision and efficient use of auxiliary personnel.

    Assignment and Supervision

    Instructional assistants, aides, trainees, and volunteers should be assigned according to their qualifications and, where possible, according to their interests. Instructional assistants, aides, trainees and volunteers shall be assigned to the buildings with the agreement of the building administrator who has obtained the advice of the professional building staff requesting auxiliary staff assistance.

    The building administrator, with the assistance of the professional staff, should review and evaluate the proficiency of instructional assistants, aides, trainees, and volunteers. The professional staff persons to whom instructional assistants, aides, trainees, and volunteers are assigned have primary responsibility for the supervision and evaluation. If at any time during employment an auxiliary employee's job performance is determined to be unsatisfactory, the immediate supervisor and the building administrator shall initiate procedures according to the negotiated agreement between the bargaining unit and the school district.

    Adopted:
    09/01/19