During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.



    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Reaches Agreement with Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

    Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recently reached an agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on a new three-year contract.

    LWSD has been in active negotiations with SEIU since April 2019. SEIU represents Instructional Assistants, Extended Day Instructional Assistants, Technical Support Specialists, Head Start Assistant Teachers, Head Start/Preschool Teachers and Family Support Specialists. 

    LWSD and SEIU reached a tentative agreement on a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement. SEIU leadership brought the tentative agreement to their membership in late August and the SEIU members ratified the contract by a vote of 97%. 

    The LWSD Board of Directors officially approved the contract at their meeting on September 9, 2019.


    About Lake Washington School District:
    Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the third largest district in the state of Washington, with over 29,500 students in 55 schools.