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Winter Olympics – Middle School Style

While most of the world eagerly waits for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to begin tonight, LWSD middle school students are focused on a competition of their own. Inglewood, Evergreen, Finn Hill, Kamiakin and Redmond Middle Schools are competing in the Middle School Winter Olympics throughout February.

Police Chief for a Day – a kindergartener’s dream come true

Bryce Stubblefield, a first grade student at Twain Elementary School, wants to be a police officer when he grows up. And his dream is about to come true! The City of Kirkland Police Department chose Bryce to be their 2018 Police Chief for a Day.

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Student Fees, Fines, and Charges

File: JN

Within the concept of free public education, whereby all children are required to attend school, the district shall provide an educational program for the students as free of costs as possible.

The superintendent may approve the use of certain supplementary curricular supplies or materials for which a charge is made to the student so long as the charge does not exceed the cost of the supplies or materials, students are free to purchase them elsewhere, and a proper accounting is made of all moneys received by staff for supplies and materials.

The board delegates authority to the superintendent to establish appropriate fees and procedures governing the collection of fees and to make annual reports to the board regarding fee schedules. Arrangements shall be made for the waiver or reduction of fees for students whose families, by reason of their low income, would have difficulty paying the full fee. The United States Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program guidelines shall be used to determine qualification for waiver.

A student shall be responsible for the cost of replacing materials or property which are lost or damaged due to negligence. A student's grades, transcripts or diploma may be withheld until restitution is made by payment or the equivalency through voluntary work. The student or his/her parents may appeal the imposition of a charge for damages to the superintendent.

The student and his/her parents shall be notified regarding the nature of the violation or damage, how restitution may be made, and how an appeal may be instituted. When the damages or fines do not exceed $100, the student or his/her parents shall have the right to an informal conference with the principal. As is the case for appealing a short-term suspension, the principal's decision may be appealed to the superintendent.

Current practice codified 1988

Adopted:
05/07/90

Revised:
06/07/10

LEGAL REFS.:
AGO 1965-66, #113
AGO 1973, No. 11
RCW 28A.58.103(f)
RCW 28A.58.113
RCW 28A.59.180
RCW 28A.87.120
RCW 46.81.070

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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)

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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)