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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.

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    Construction

    Construction crew working on the roof at Audubon Elementary School

    The district’s growing enrollment is evidence that LWSD attracts families to the area it serves in Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish, Washington. To serve that growing enrollment, the district is “Building on Success.” That’s the district’s long-term plan to continue to build schools and to provide quality learning environments and experiences.

    Current Construction: 2019 Capital Projects Levy

    In April 2019, voters approved a capital projects levy that provides:

    • Classroom space for 1,052 students by providing additions at five schools for a total of 44 new classrooms
    • Expansion of commons and auxiliary gym space at Lake Washington High School (LWHS) and expansion of core facilities at the identified elementary schools where feasible.
    • Student safety and security enhancements including exterior security cameras at all elementary schools and remodeled entryways at Redmond, Eastlake and Lake Washington High Schools to implement entry control systems

    Current and Completed Construction: 2016 Bond Projects

    In April 2016, voters passed a bond measure to fund eight projects that will provide space for 3,000 additional students.

    2011 Capital Projects

    The 2011 capital projects levy added space for 1,100 high school students when the district went to four-year high schools in the fall of 2012. The district added classrooms and auxiliary spaces at two high schools and built one new choice high school. 

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    2006 Bond Projects

    Thank you, voters! Students in your community are learning in safer, more efficient schools. Our community’s overwhelming support of the school district’s 2006 Phase 2 modernization bond provided safe and innovative learning environments to students at 10 aging schools and one new school. The schools were built to strict specifications for education, health, safety and efficiency. 

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    1998 Bond Projects

    Our community’s overwhelming support of the school district’s 1998 Phase 1 modernization bond provided safe and innovative learning environments to students at 11 aging schools. The schools were built to strict specifications for education, health, safety and efficiency.

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    Current Construction Projects

    2019 Levy Projects
    2016 Bond Projects Construction Projects Star Chart
     

    How construction is funded

    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.

    Learn more about past ballot measures here

    2018 Capital Projects Levy

    Learn more about facilities and technology projects funded through the Capital Projects Levies.