Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.

School Library Month in LWSD

Throughout April, librarians across the district will hold special events in celebration of School Library Month.



Contact the Board

Communicate with school board members directly via email, mail, telephone or direct testimony

Three board members listening during a board meeting.Citizens are welcome to bring a topic or issue to the attention of the school board. There are three primary ways to do so:

The board also regularly convenes focus groups to learn more about community experiences with the school district.

Write to the school board

E-mail addresses:
All members of the board:
Siri Bliesner, President
Mark Stuart, Vice President,
Chris Carlson,
Eric Laliberte,
Cassandra Sage,

Mailing address:
Lake Washington School District
PO Box 97039
Redmond, WA 98073-9739

Telephone board members

Call 425-936-1257 to leave messages for the school board.

Public Comment at School Board Meetings

The board generally meets on Monday twice a month, except for the month of July. They are held at the Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th Street, in Redmond Town Center. Public comment periods are held only during the first meeting of each month. That meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

View the board meeting schedule

Tips on speaking to the board
Your goal should be to raise a specific topic or issue with the school board. Their goal is to listen and learn from the community. They will not respond to testimony that evening. Try to resolve any issues with teachers, school principals, or other district personnel before bringing the issue to the board. The board does not discuss personnel matters at board meetings. Address issues or concerns about individual staff members with the board through letters or phone calls.

Each speaker has three minutes to address the board. That limit enables more people to be heard at each meeting.

Process at the meeting

  • Members of the community who wish to speak to the board during the public comment period should sign up before the meeting starts. A sign-up sheet is available at the front-left of the boardroom, usually by 6:45 p.m.
  • Please print your name and complete address legibly on the sign-up sheet.
  • When the board is ready for public comment, the president will refer to the sign-up sheet and call out the names in the order they appear.
  • If a number of people are signed up to speak on the same topic, the board limits the time devoted to a single topic to 30 minutes.
  • When your name is called, approach the podium. Speak into the microphone, giving your full name and the school attendance area where you live for the record.
  • Please limit your comments to three minutes.
  • Be respectful of the board when speaking.
  • Be ready to respond to questions from the board if asked
  • Address your testimony to the board members, not the audience
  • Do not address questions to the board. The board's goal for the public comment period is to hear your concerns, comments and opinions. Questions can be answered through calls or letters to board members.