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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Budgets and Financial Reports

    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: 2021-22

    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.