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Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Katya Rukhlinskaia

An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.

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    Past Ballot Measures & Projects

    To reduce overcrowding and address aging facilities

    The state does not provide funding for construction of new schools to accommodate student growth and provides limited funding for rebuilding aging facilities. Local districts are responsible for raising their own money and must use two primary sources for funding construction: Bonds and/or Capital Projects Levies.

    Due to rapid enrollment growth Lake Washington School District has run a number of ballot measures* since 2010 in an effort to reduce overcrowding and address aging facilities. In addition, the district has also implemented short-term solutions such as boundary changes, program shifts, and the addition of portables at schools. LWSD still has critical capacity needs that must be addressed.

    *Bonds require 60% or more to pass. Levies require 50% or more to pass

    2010 failed

    2010 Bond: Failed

    Bond to remodel/replace Juanita High School; additions at Eastlake High School and Redmond High School; add two new elementary schools.

    Read more about 2010 Bond: Failed

    For more information on the approved construction projects, click here.