Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

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.

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.



Severely Handicapped Worker Rate


In keeping with district policy to employ handicapped workers, the Board of Directors herewith affirms its intent to provide employment situations for severely handicapped workers which are appropriate to such workers' capabilities. Such employment situations shall conform to the requirements of the applicable Revised Codes of Washington and Washington Administrative Code.

The rate of compensation for handicapped workers shall be a prorated portion of the regular salary schedule for such position. Such prorations shall be determined by the following method:

    1. The supervisor in the job area shall conduct a time study of the job.
    2. The time analysis information shall be forwarded to personnel.
    3. The administrator of personnel, using district and other agency resource people, shall place the applicant on the salary schedule based on the time analysis and an estimate of the time in which the person can perform the job function.
    4. An evaluation shall be conducted by the administrator of personnel within the first 90 days of employment, using district and other resources to determine whether to continue the employee at his/her current rate of pay or to increase or decrease the rate of pay.



RCW 28A.41.112 RCW 28A.58.0951 RCW 28A.58.098 RCW 28A.65.415 RCW 28A.65.445 RCW 8A.67.066 RCW 28A.67.120 RCW 28A.67.240(2) RCW 49.46.060 WAC 296-128-050 through 296-128-090 WAC 392-121-130 through, WAC 392-121-170 WAC 392-126, generally WAC 392-127, generally WAC 392-140-085 through WAC 392-140-115 WAC 392-196, generally

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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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)

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Instruction (Reference Code I)

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Students (Reference Code J)

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School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)