Volunteers with the Junior Achievement program taught third-graders at Margaret Mead Elementary School how a city functions.
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!
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.
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
- Building and Systems Improvements
- Site Improvements, including Athletic and Play Fields
- School and Program Improvements
- Code Compliance, Health & Safety
- Technology Infrastructure and Support
- Instructional Software and Support Systems
- Business and Technology Systems
- Technology Training and Professional Development