Rose Hill Middle School Counselor receives Human and Civil Rights Award

Danielle MacDonald, a counselor at Rose Hill Middle School, works hard to make the school inclusive and welcoming for all students and parents. For this hard work, she won the Washington Education Association’s 2018 Human and Civil Rights International Peace and Understanding Award.

Evergreen wins middle school Battle of the Books

Nine middle schools answered 45 questions about 12 books on March 13 during the annual Battle of the Books competition. School librarians organize the event each year. Students from Evergreen Middle School won the competition by two points.



School District Legal Status

File: AA

The federal government has delegated to the states the responsibility for public education. In accepting this mandate, the State of Washington declares in its Common School Manual that: "A general and uniform system of public schools embracing the common schools shall be maintained throughout the state of Washington in accordance with Article IX of the state Constitution."

Under law, the general management and supervision of public instruction in Washington is entrusted to such state and local officials, boards, and committees as the state constitution and the laws of the state provide.

The Lake Washington School District of Redmond, Washington, is a body corporate. All property of the school district shall be held by the Board of Directors of the district as a corporation. Any liability of the district is a liability of the board as a corporation and not that of the members of the board as individuals. The board is a continuous corporate entity and the legality of its contracts is not conditioned by the official life of its members.

Established by law.

Washington State Constitution, Art. IX
28A.02 RCW, generally
28A.57 RCW, generally
28A.58.600 through 28A.603
180-24 WAC, generally

BB, School Board Legal Status

A diverse group of students working cooperatively together

Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

District and school administrators working together

Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)