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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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    Administration of Medication at School

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    Under normal circumstances prescribed medication should be dispensed before and/or after school hours under the supervision of the parent or guardian. However, the District recognizes that in certain circumstances in-school administration of medication is necessary to meet student health needs. 

    Medication means oral medication, topical medication, eye drops, or nasal spray.

    State law governing medication administration in schools requires a, current written authorization from a licensed health professional prescribing within the scope of his or her prescriptive authority together with written authorization from parent(s) or guardian(s) in order for school personnel to administer medications to students.  

    The Superintendent shall establish procedures for:

    1. Delegating, training and supervision of staff members in the administration of prescribed or non-prescribed medication to students by a physician or registered nurse; 
    2. Designating staff members who may administer prescribed or non-prescribed medication to students;
    3. Obtaining signed and dated parental and health professional requests for the administration of prescribed or non-prescribed medications, including instructions from the health professional if the medication is to be given for more than 15 days;
    4. The identification of medication;
    5. Storing prescribed and non-prescribed medications in a secure location;
    6. Maintaining records pertaining to the administration of prescribed or non-prescribed medication; and
    7. Permitting, under limited circumstances, students to carry and self-administer their own medications.  
       

    Adopted:
    12/19/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.210.260
    RCW 28A.210.270
    RCW 28A.210.275
     

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