Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

Lake Washington School District has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the January snow events. The 2019-20 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes.



    Lake Washington School District Budget Earns Meritorious Budget Award for Third-Straight Year

    Award reflects District’s goal of fiscal responsibility

    Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2019-20 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 three years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

    “We want our budget documents to be understandable, accessible, and easy to read,” noted Dr. Jane Stavem, Superintendent. “Our staff works hard to make this happen, and we’re proud to receive this award for a third year as we continue to focus on effective ways to communicate with our community.” 

    “In alignment with our strategic plan goals for effective use of resources, this award reflects our district’s commitment to sound fiscal management and budgetary policies,” said Associate Superintendent of Business and Support Services, Barbara Posthumus. “This budget document helps us to be transparent to our community on how we use their tax dollars.”

    “Districts that apply to the MBA or Pathway to MBA programs recognize the importance of presenting a quality, easy-to-understand budget internally and to the community,” ASBO International Executive Director David J. Lewis explains. “Participating in the MBA and Pathway programs provides districts with important tools and resources they need to communicate the district’s goals and objectives clearly and illustrates their commitment to adhering to nationally recognized budget presentation standards.” 

    You can view the 2019-20 budget on the LWSD website.

    For more information about the Meritorious Budget Award or Pathway to the MBA, visit


    About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second-largest district in the state of Washington, with nearly 31,100 students in 56 schools.