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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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Lake Washington School District has three ballot measures on the February 2022 ballot: Two replacements of expiring levies (Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) and Technology and Capital Projects Levy) and a Capital Construction Levy. Below are answers to some common questions. Additional information can be found on the 2022 Levies webpage

    Educational Programs and Operations Levy

    • We want to ensure our students have access to staff, programs, and course offerings to be successful and graduate future-ready
    • We want to ensure the LWSD has the resources necessary to meet its mission, vision and strategic goals 
    • The Educational Programs & Operations levy funds program and operations needs not funded by the state. 
    • The 2022 levy replaces an expiring levy and must be renewed every four years. 

    School Technology and Capital Projects Levy

    • We want to ensure our students have access to technology for learning and safe school facilities
    • The capital projects levy funds critical technology and facility needs not funded by the state
    • The levy is on a four-year replacement cycle. 
    • The 2022 levy replaces the expiring levy

    Building Excellence Capital Levy (Critical Construction Needs)

    • Lake Washington needs more classrooms for students to support our rapid enrollment growth
    • The levy provides funding to build critical classroom space across our district: 
      • Add a new elementary school on underdeveloped land on Redmond Elementary Campus, with up to 24 classrooms for about 550 students
      • Additions at Finn Hill, Kirkland and Redmond Middle Schools with capacity for 600 more students.  
      • Additional high school capacity for about 1,200 more students. 
      • Acquisition of property for future schools.   

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