COVID safety protocols led to a different looking Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Culinary Competition this year. The event took place virtually with students cooking from their own kitchens.
Changes to Board Meetings and Study Sessions Until Further Notice
On February 17, the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) sent out a notice that stated effective immediately school districts in Phase 2 may hold in-person open public board meetings; the Lake Washington School District is in Phase 2. On March 1, board meetings and study session will begin to be held in-person.
Attendees must pre-register to attend either a board meeting or study session. Due to limited seating capacity, registrations will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrations will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. You can send an email to Diane Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will confirm your attendance. All attendees will be required to wear a face mask and maintain six feet of physical distance at all times. Upon arriving at the Resource Center, the public will be required to check-in with the COVID-19 Supervisor and do the following:
- Sanitize your hands and wear a face mask while maintaining six-feet physical distance upon entering the building.
- Temperature check:
- Confirm that you have taken your temperature within the past 2 hours OR;
- Take your temperature with the available thermometer.
If your temperature is below 100.4, move to step 3.
- Read symptom verification instructions.
- Sign attestation log.
Board meetings and study sessions will continue to be live-streamed on the LWSD website. If community members are unable to live stream the meeting, they may call to listen to the meeting: 425-936-2813/Conference ID: 37127.
Options for Public Comments at Board Meetings
The Board of Directors of Lake Washington School District welcomes the public to the business meetings of the Board and encourages community engagement. The Board dedicates 30 minutes at these meetings to hear from the public during a public comment period. However, in alignment with the current proclamation issued by Governor Inslee, there will be no in-person public comment to ensure social distancing. Currently, there are three options to submit public comment:
- In-Person: Must pre-register by emailing Diane Jenkins, email@example.com, by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the board meeting to attend board meeting to provide public comment due to restrictions during Phase 2.
- Written: Public comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the board meeting. The comments are compiled, distributed to the board, and posted on the district website. Due to time constraints, not all individuals that submit written comment will have their statement read. Public comment will be offered in the order of which it is received.
- Televised: If requested by email to email@example.com by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the board meeting, a Microsoft TEAMS link will be shared with you to join the board meeting during public comment. You can then share your comments which are recorded and televised. Public comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person. Due to time constraints, not all individuals that request to make televised public comment will be able. Public comment will be offered in the order of which it is received. If invited, please join the Board Meeting online at the start of the meeting. President Laliberte will ask you to provide your comment. You are asked to turn your camera and microphone on and speak for the designated 3-minutes. After your public comment has concluded, it is requested that you leave the Microsoft TEAMS meeting and continue watching the live stream broadcast if interested in viewing the meeting.
You are always welcome to email any individual Board member or the entire Board at any time outside of public comment at (firstname.lastname@example.org).