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LWSD bus driver puts students first during smoke scare

Wade Minor, Lake Washington School District bus driver, acted quickly when smoke appeared in the back of the bus. Minor was transporting approx. 20 students when a mechanical issue forced him to pull over the afternoon of Sept. 6.

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    LWSD bus driver puts students first during smoke scare

    Wade Minor, Lake Washington School District bus driver, acted quickly when smoke appeared in the back of the bus. Minor was transporting approx. 20 students when a mechanical issue forced him to pull over the afternoon of Sept. 6.


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    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, some Bothell and Woodinville residents also attend our schools. The district map shows school locations and boundaries.

    Number of Schools

    31 Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)
    13 Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
    9 High Schools (Grades 9-12)

    Note: exact grade levels may vary in choice schools. Schools that serve more than one grade level are counted in each grade level they serve.

    Student Enrollment, October 2017

    Elementary School: 14,797
    Middle School: 6,859
    High School: 7,916

    Total: 29,572

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    Student Ethnicity, October 2017

    Hispanic/Latino of any race10.2%
    American Indian/Alaskan Native0.2%
    African American/Black1.7%
    Asian28.2%
    Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0.1%
    White51.8%
    Two or more races7.7%

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