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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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    Withdrawal Prior to Graduation

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    The District strives to have all students graduate from high school prepared for college, the global workplace, and personal success. The District aims to provide the necessary supports and services to ensure each student understands his/her pathway to graduation. 

    In the event that a student, 16 or older is identified either by him or herself as a risk for school dropout, the school shall take the following action:  

    1. The student’s counselor will ensure a meeting with the student is held to discuss:  
      1. The reason for desiring to withdraw from school 
      2. The student’s future plans 
      3. The supports and services available at the school and community for the student  
    2. The counselor and the student's teachers shall meet to discuss: 
      1. The student's present status  
      2. Program modifications and/or options that will meet the student's present and future needs 
      3. Required modifications to an existing 504 plan or obtaining of a 504 plan. 
    3. The student, parent/guardian, counselor, and principal shall review all pertinent information and options available to the student and his/her parents/guardians. 

    District staff will make reasonable efforts to persuade the student to remain in school and complete graduation requirements. If unsuccessful, staff will attempt to find placement in an appropriate alternative educational setting.  

    Additionally, if District staff are not able to keep the student enrolled, the principal will determine if there is sufficient ground to excuse the student from continued compulsory attendance. The principal will recommend to the superintendent that the student be excused from further school attendance if there are sufficient grounds for excusal. 

    No student under the age of 18 will be permitted to withdraw unless he or she is lawfully and regularly employed and either a parent or guardian agrees that the student should not be required to attend school, or the student has been emancipated in accordance with Chapter 13.64 RCW.  No student under the age of 16 will be permitted to withdraw from further school attendance unless another exception to compulsory attendance has been met. 
     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    Revised:
    11/04/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.225.010  
    RCW 28A.225.020  

    CROSS REF.: