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For the fifth year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District (LWSD) to its Annual AP District Honor Roll. LWSD is one of only 373 public school districts in the United States and Canada and one of four in Washington state to be honored. Lake Washington is one of two districts in the state to be a multi-year recipient of the AP Honor Roll Award.

At its December 3 meeting, Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) Board of Directors passed Resolution No. 2259 to place a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. This measure, if passed, authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or an average of $20 million per year for six years. 

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    Building on Success

    Community support provides the resources for quality learning environments, experiences

    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is a high performing and successful public school district by many measures. 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.

    A community-based Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force developed a set of recommendations to reduce overcrowding and accommodate growing enrollment. They were adopted by the district’s Board of Directors in December 2015. One recommendation included a Design and Construction Advisory Committee. This committee of industry experts are reviewing each project to ensure alignment with district design standards and its goal of effective and efficient design, construction and operation.

    The long-term plan will help the district build toward future success. A bond measure passed in April 2016 funded the first set of projects in that plan.

    The Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force included recommendations to keep the public informed about progress on these projects. A Building on Success logo will help community members quickly identify news and reports on projects in the program. Extensive information will be available on the district website and through regular mailings to the community.

    In addition to the construction program, local levy funds also improve student learning. Those funds are invested in classroom resources and technology, quality teachers and staff. The district is also improving student safety and both building and technology infrastructure through investment in capital projects.

    As the third largest district in the state and growing, we need to make sure students have enough classroom space to learn in safe and innovative learning environments. Building on Success brings together those efforts with other community investments and resources

    Dr. Traci Pierce, FORMER Superintendent

    Building on Success projects

    Learn more about the projects funded through the 2016 bond measure.

    Future bond measures will be needed to complete the long term plan. Learn more about which projects are included in three proposed bond measures for 2018, 2022 and 2026.

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