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.
This group sets major policies, hires the superintendent, determines major goals for the district, and holds the superintendent and staff accountable for reaching those goals.
The Board consists of five members. Each Board position is elected by voters from the entire district. They serve a four-year term. That board member must live in the geographic district that is assigned their specific board seat.
Those director districts are established through the use of census data to determine an equitable distribution of Board positions among the population. This system ensures representation on the Board from all areas of the district. Each member is elected by all voters and is responsible for the entire district. Community members may contact any member on the Board.
Each Board position is elected by voters from the entire district.
The Board develops written governing policies in these areas:
The Board also serves a legal role as the final district-level decision-maker for appeals that are brought to it under state or federal law, contract or established district procedure.
The Board also advocates on behalf of the organization and its constituents. Each year the Board develops a Legislative Platform. This document outlines the board’s priorities for advocacy with state and local elected officials. View the 2019 LWSD Legislative Platform.
To learn about school board members, what they do and how to run for a school board position, the Washington State School Directors’ Association has put together an informational flyer.