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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

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    Board Meetings

    Next Board Meeting

    April 6, 2020

    Please note that additional board meetings have been scheduled to be held on April 6 and April 13 in addition to the scheduled April 20 board meeting. These meetings will begin at 5:00 p.m.  

    Due to current social distancing precautions, all meeting participants will be joining the meeting remotely in alignment with the current proclamation issued by Governor Inslee. The board meeting will be livestreamed and viewable on the district website. If you are unable to live stream the meeting, you may call 425-936-2805 or 425-936-2809/Conference ID: 471683 to listen to the meeting in alignment with the Governor’s proclamation. There will be no in-person public comment to ensure social distancing. All public comments should be submitted in writing to djenkins@lwsd.org by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the board meeting. 

    **Changes to board meetings and study sessions until further notice.

    The board's business meetings and study sessions are open to the public

    Please visit this page for changes to board meetings and study sessions until further notice.

    The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors generally holds regular business meetings and study sessions twice a month. Meetings are held in the Board Room at the L.E. Scarr Resource Center, located at 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond Town Center.

    Meetings
    LWSD School Board meetings begin at 7 p.m. At these meetings, the majority of the Board’s discussion and work focuses on reviewing progress related to the End Results Policies. Public comment is built into this meeting’s agenda for community members to address the board on any topic related to board work. Board study sessions usually occur before the meeting.

    Board meetings are televised on Comcast Channel 26 in some areas of the district. You can view streaming video of school board meetings or saved videos of past meetings.

    Study sessions
    Study sessions are opportunities for the board to learn more about a specific topic. No decisions are made at study sessions. When the business meeting begins at 7 p.m., it usually is preceded by a 5:00 p.m. study session.

    Executive Sessions
    From time to time, the board will meet in executive session, often before or after a business meeting. These sessions are not open to the public. They are limited to specific topics such as personnel matters or acquisition of real estate.
     

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    2019-20 Board Meeting Schedule

    September 9, 2019    

    September 23, 2019    

    October 7, 2019

    October 21, 2019

    October 22, 2019

    Please note that a special joint meeting with the Redmond City Council will be held at 7:00 p.m., on October 22, for the purpose of discussing items of mutual interest (Comprehensive Plan, Transportation, Workforce Housing, Joint Use of Facilities and Capital Project Planning). This special joint meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th, Redmond. The agenda for the October 22, 2019 special joint meeting is published on the LWSD website.

    November 4, 2019

    November 18, 2019

    December 9, 2019

    January 13, 2020 – Canceled due to inclement weather

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m.
    • Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.*

    January 25, 2020

    February 10, 2020

    February 24, 2020

    March 9, 2020

    March 11, 2020

    • Special Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
      For the purpose of discussing the superintendent search process.
      Agenda

    March 16, 2020

    • Special Study Session – 5 p.m.
      For the purpose of providing updates on the district closure (March 12 - April 24, 2020) due to the coronavirus and Superintendent search process. 
      Agenda

    March 17, 2020

    • Special Board Meeting – 7 p.m.
      For the purpose to meet in an executive session to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment.
      Agenda

    March 20–22, 2020 - Canceled

    Study Session, Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth

    March 23, 2020

    March 30, 2020

    April 6, 2020

    April 13, 2020

    • Special Board Meeting – 5:00 p.m.**

    April 20, 2020

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m. Canceled
    • Regular Board Meeting – 5:00 p.m. (updated)**

    May 4, 2020

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m.
    • Regular Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.**

    May 18, 2020

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m.
    • Regular Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.*

    June 1, 2020

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m.
    • Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.*

    June 22, 2020

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m.
    • Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.*

    August 10, 2020

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m.
    • Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.*

    August 24, 2020

    • Study Session – 5:00 p.m.
    • Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m.*

    *Public comment period on the agenda at this meeting.

    **Changes to board meetings and study sessions until further notice.