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 first grader’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.



Teacher Instructional Assistants

File: IIBA-R

Auxiliary personnel shall include but not be limited to the following:

Professional trainees — persons who are authorized to take part in experiences in school or school-related settings as part of a program that leads to professional certification, including holders of preparatory certificates -- teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate; administrative interns as defined in the 1961 certification standards; student teachers and others involved in laboratory programs in the school district.

School aides — classified employees serving primarily in the school in clerical and staff support roles.

Instructional assistants/paraprofessionals — classified employees serving primarily in the classroom in a staff support role including tutors.

Volunteers — persons (adults or students) who assist in the school under supervision and without compensation.


    1. Aides, assistants, volunteers, and professional trainees should demonstrate and encourage positive attitudes toward one's self and toward others so as to provide a better school life for learners.
    2. Volunteers shall be selected by the building administrator with the assistance of the professional staff.
    3. Professional trainees shall be placed in buildings with the agreement of the building administrator who has obtained the advice of the professional staff of that building.

In-Service Preparation

Orientation should be provided professional staff in the supervision and efficient use of auxiliary personnel.

Assignment and Supervision

Instructional assistants, aides, trainees, and volunteers should be assigned according to their qualifications and, where possible, according to their interests. Instructional assistants, aides, trainees and volunteers shall be assigned to the buildings with the agreement of the building administrator who has obtained the advice of the professional building staff requesting auxiliary staff assistance.

The building administrator, with the assistance of the professional staff, should review and evaluate the proficiency of instructional assistants, aides, trainees, and volunteers. The professional staff persons to whom instructional assistants, aides, trainees, and volunteers are assigned have primary responsibility for the supervision and evaluation. If at any time during employment an auxiliary employee's job performance is determined to be unsatisfactory, the immediate supervisor and the building administrator shall initiate procedures according to the negotiated agreement between the bargaining unit and the school district.



Student raises hand while teacher talks to class

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)