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RHMS ecosystem restoration project

The sixth graders at Rose Hill Middle School worked on an exciting new unit on ecosystems restoration in science this fall. During this unit, students not only learned what makes a healthy forest ecosystem but also got the opportunity to plan and execute their very own restoration project for a damaged ecosystem on Rose Hill’s campus.

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2021-22 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award five years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

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    Transfer Students: Eligibility

    File: IGB-R: Special Education, Cont.

    Upon completion of the administration of assessments and other evaluation measures, the group of qualified professionals and the parents of the student meet to determine whether the student is eligible for special education service and determine the educational needs of the student. Parents and district staff are encouraged to work towards consensus, but the school district has the ultimate responsibility to determine whether the student has a disability or not. The school district will provide the parents with prior written notice of the eligibility decision within ten school days of the decision, as well as a copy of the evaluation report. If the parents disagree with the eligibility decision they need to be informed of their dispute resolution options described in the procedural safeguards.

    • A student is not eligible if the determinant factor is lack of appropriate instruction in language arts and/or math, based upon the state’s grade level expectations, lack of appropriate math instruction or limited English proficiency.
    • If properly validated tests are not available, or it appears to the team that the student's disability interfered with the reliability of test results, team members should use professional judgment in making an eligibility decision and document the basis for their judgment.
    • Students remain eligible for special education services until one of four events occur:
      • The student is determined through a reevaluation to no longer be eligible for special education;
      • The student has met the district’s high school graduation requirements and has graduated from high school with a regular high school diploma;
      • The student has reached age 21. A special education student, whose 21st birthday occurs after August 31, shall continue to be eligible for special education and any necessary related services for the remainder of the school year.
      • The student no longer receives special education services based upon a parent’s written revocation of services.

    *See the Special Education Terms & Definitions page for more information.

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