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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.  

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    Dispute Resolution

    How to work with the district when concerns arise about your student’s educational program

    While both staff and parents approach program development for special education students with their best interests in mind, sometimes differences of opinion may occur. Parents who have questions or concerns about their student should take their concerns first to the special education teacher, general education teacher and/or school therapist who works with their student. If the questions or concerns are not answered at that level, parents have a series of people to whom they can go for help. The following list shows who to contact, and in which order, when you have questions or concerns regarding your student.

    Who to contact when you have questions or concerns:

    1. Start with the special education teacher, general education teacher, and/or school therapist
    2. If concerns are not met, contact the school principal
    3. If concerns are not met, contact the Special Education Associate Director for your Learning Community*
    4. If concerns are not met, contact Director of Special Education, Dr. Shannon Hitch
    5. If concerns are not met, contact the Associate Superintendent, Student Academic Success Services, Mike VanOrden
    6. If concerns are not met, contact the Superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem
    7. If concerns are not met, contact the OSPI Special Education Parent Liaison, Scott Raub at 360-725-6075.

    *There are four Special Education Associate Directors who support schools in specific geographic regions. They generally focus on a high school and the schools that feed into it. They can all be reached at 425-936-1201. The coordinators are: