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During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

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    Nondiscrimination

    File: AC

    The Lake Washington School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the District’s academic, activities, or employment programs without discrimination. Annual and continuous notices of non-discrimination shall be published in compliance with law.

    Continuous Nondiscrimination Notification
    The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

      • Civil Rights Coordinator
        Director of Human Resources
        16250 NE 74th Street
        Redmond, WA 98052
        425-936-1266
        civilrights@lwsd.org
      • Title IX Coordinator
        Director of Student Services
        16250 NE 74th Street
        Redmond, WA 98052
        425-936-1289
        titleix@lwsd.org
      • Section 504/ADA Coordinator
        Director of Special Services
        16250 NE 74th Street
        Redmond, WA 98052
        425-936-1407
        section504@lwsd.org

    Annual Nondiscrimination Notification

    The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Lake Washington School District offers classes in career and technical education program areas under a non-discriminatory policy. Specifically, the Lake Washington School District offers classes to students based on educational criteria in programs like Auto Tech, Family Consumer Science, etc., through an enrollment process that is free from discrimination. For more information about the application process and particular course offerings, contact the Career & Technology office at (425) 936-1387. English language proficiency is not a consideration in the offering of classes or the participation requirements for career and technical education classes. This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin by contacting our Communications Department at (425) 936-1300. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

      • Civil Rights Coordinator
        Director of Human Resources
        16250 NE 74th Street
        Redmond, WA 98052
        425-936-1266
        civilrights@lwsd.org
      • Title IX Coordinator
        Director of Student Services
        16250 NE 74th Street
        Redmond, WA 98052
        425-936-1289
        titleix@lwsd.org
      • Section 504/ADA Coordinator
        Director of Special Services
        16250 NE 74th Street
        Redmond, WA 98052
        425-936-1407
        section504@lwsd.org

    Complaint Procedure

    The procedure for a discrimination complaint is set forth in Policy AC-R. Any student or staff member who experiences a violation of this policy should follow the complaint procedure in AC-R. Any student or staff member who witnesses or reports an allegation of sexual harassment should follow the procedures in ACC-R or JFDA-R.

    Dissemination

    Dissemination of this policy and associated procedure shall occur on an annual basis.

    Policy Review

    The district will review the policy internally on an annual basis.

    Adopted:

    10/16/72

    Revised:
    05/20/74
    06/9/86
    05/07/90
    10/04/93
    09/30/10
    05/16/11
    06/14/16
    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.400.310
    RCW 28A.640
    RCW 28A.642
    RCW 49.60.030
    WAC 392-400-215
    WAC 392-190

    WAC 392-200

    CONTRACT REFS.:
    Lake Washington Education Association Agreement, Articles VII, XIII
    School District Trades Bargaining Council Agreement, Nondiscrimination
    Public, Professional and Office-Clerical Employees and Drivers, Local Union No. 763 (Representing the Food Services Employees)
    Lake Washington Association of Educational Office Personnel/CPEA-WEA-NEA

    Lake Washington Instructional Assistants Represented by Service Employees International Union, Local #6

    CROSS REFS.:
    A diverse group of students working cooperatively together