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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    Budgets and Financial Reports

    Proposed Budget: 2021-22

    The proposed budget was presented at the June 28, 2021 Board meeting. Public comment period for the proposed budget is June 29-August 8. The Board will have a public hearing on the budget on August 9. On August 23, the Board will take formal action to adopt the 2021-22 budget.

    Watch the LWSD Board proposed budget presentation here.

    2021-22 Draft Budget Summary
    2021-22 Draft Budget (F-195) 

    Questions or comments about the 2021-22 draft budget?
    Email  communications@lwsd.org

    The district's annual budget and other financial reports are available below.

    Budget Summary

    Meritorious Budget Award

    The budget summary provides meaningful financial and budgetary information to the public. It provides background information on the different funds, sources of income and more. The budget summary document includes the same basic financial information available in the district’s official F-195 budget, while at the same time providing valuable context, helpful graphs and charts, and additional data that enhances the understanding of that basic financial information and its relation to the strategic goals of the district. The district has been awarded the Meritorious Budget Award for this document for four consecutive years.

    Full Budget
    The full budget is the district’s official F-195 form filed with the Office for the Superintendent of Public Instruction. For past years, the completed financial report, the official F-196 form filed with the state, is also posted.

    Audit Reports
    Each year, the Washington State Auditor’s office performs an audit of Lake Washington School District’s financial statements and reviews its compliance with state and federal laws. This independent review helps ensure that the district is following appropriate accounting standards and has financial control over the use of taxpayer dollars.

    This independent audit reviews the district’s internal control over financial reporting and major programs for which the district receives federal funding. The auditor obtains reasonable assurance about whether the district’s financial statements are free from material misstatement. The audit is performed in accordance with government auditing standards. The independent audit also reviews the district’s accountability and compliance with state laws and regulations as well as its own policies and procedures. The two reports for each year are posted below and are also available on the website of the Washington State Auditor.

    Current Budget: 2020-21

    Budget and Financial Report Archive

    If you would like additional information, please call Lake Washington School District’s Public Information Office at 425-936-1300. Please send your comments and suggestions concerning the budget to communications@lwsd.org.

    * Associated Student Body (ASB) funds are raised by and for students. These funds are used for optional, extracurricular events that are cultural, athletic, recreational, or social. These funds are not available for graded student activities that are part of the school curriculum.