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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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Bonds for Building, Levies for Learning

Why do we need a bond?

LWSD is rapidly growing. Our current 2017-18 enrollment is 29,572 students. We are the 3rd largest district in Washington State and this year marks our 10th straight year of enrollment growth. Between 2010-2017, we have grown an average of 700 students per year!

Enrollment Growth graph, 1998-2018

We need additional schools and classrooms to meet our growing enrollment. In 2016, voters passed the first of four planned bond measures that will fund necessary school construction projects through the 2029-2030 school year. These projects were recommended by a citizen-based community task force. The 2018 bond continues to implement the task force plan to build more schools, reduce overcrowding, reduce reliance on portables and address aging school facilities.

Why do we need levies?

Every four years, LWSD runs two types of levies to fund facility and technology needs, as well as programs, operations and course offerings, not funded by the State.

  • Staffing for Programs, Safety & Security
  • Professional Learning
  • Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
  • Additional Course Offerings
  • Early Learning
Facilities:
  • Building and Systems Improvements
  • Site Improvements, including Athletic and Play Fields
  • School and Program Improvements
  • Code Compliance, Health & Safety
Technology:
  • Technology Infrastructure and Support
  • Equipment
  • Instructional Software and Support Systems
  • Business and Technology Systems
  • Technology Training and Professional Development

Bonds & Levies: What is the Difference

School Bonds & Levies and Property Values