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Redmond, Wash. – On April 30, 2020, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) sold a total of $118.85 million of tax-exempt refunding bonds, which will refinance $134 million of its existing debt, to take advantage of lower market interest rates. The refinancing will save the District’s taxpayers more than $18.6 million over the next nine years.

Redmond, Wash. – The State Board of Education (SBE), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) have identified 391 schools statewide to receive recognition. Schools in Washington stand out for closing gaps, showing growth, and demonstrating achievement according to new data released by the state.

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    Snow Make-Up Days Announced


    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. The 2019-20 calendar has May 26 built-in as a snow day, so a total of two days must be made up beyond the built-in snow day.

    Due to the canceled days (January 13, 14 and 15) the following changes will be made to the 2019-20 calendar: 

    • Tuesday, May 26 is now a full school day. Previously, this was scheduled as a No School: Snow Make-up Day 
    • Wednesday, June 17 is now a 1.5-hour early release Wednesday. Previously, this was scheduled to be a half day for the last day of school.  
    • Thursday, June 18 is now a regular school day. 
    • Friday, June 19 is now a Half-Day: Last Day of School 

     
    This new calendar means the last day of school will be on June 19, 2020 (and will be a half day). You can print the latest versions of the calendar here: https://www.lwsd.org/about-us/district-calendar
      
    This plan allows the District to maintain the essential components of staff training, planning, and collaboration time during early release Wednesdays and Full-Day LEAP while also keeping the last day of school within the same week as the original calendar.