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The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jane Stavem to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. From an impressive pool of applicants, Dr. Stavem emerged as the top choice to lead the district.

The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors interviewed five semifinalists in the Superintendent Search process on Friday, June 22. As a result, the Board has selected three finalists to advance in the process.

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    School Funding

    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