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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 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.

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Replacement Capital Projects Levy

Proposition 2

  • We want to ensure our students have safe school facilities and access to technology for learning.
  • The capital projects levy funds critical facility and technology needs not funded by the state.
  • The levy is on a four-year replacement cycle.
  • The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy with no tax rate increase.

Facility Needs

CategoryItem Funded
Building & System Improvements
  • Heating, ventilation, water, lighting
  • Roofing, insulation
  • Flooring, door locks, paint
Site Improvements, including Athletic & Play Fields
  • Walkways, parking, drainage, parking/site lighting
  • Stadium turf, all-weather fields, tennis courts, tracks
  • Bleachers, storage, fencing, signage
School & Program Improvements
  • Portables
  • Learning space configuration
  • Lifecycle playground equipment
Code, Compliance, Health & Safety
  • Fire alarms
  • Lockdown hardware/window treatment systems
  • ADA access, site access, vehicle flow, student drop off/pick up access
Average annual amount per year$13.15 million

Technology Needs

CategoryItem Funded
Technology Infrastructure & Support
  • Network security, servers, cloud storage
  • Operating systems, phone/voice systems
Equipment
Instructional Software & Support Systems
  • Instructional software
  • Library databases
  • Learning management systems
Business & Technology Systems
  • Student information system
  • Family/home and community communication systems
  • HR/personnel systems
  • Nutrition/food services systems
  • Data analytics
Technology Training & Professional Development
  • Staff training
  • Professional learning/technology integration
Average annual amount per year$23.6 million

Replaces an expiring levy with no tax rate increase.
Total Cost = $0.59 per thousand of assessed value