Board Policies

Mission Statement
Lakewood School District, in partnership with students, staff, parents, and community, provides a quality education in safe, positive, efficiently managed schools where students are empowered to become lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens.

Welcome...
Welcome to the Lakewood School District Board of Directors. We encourage your involvement in our meetings and value your comments on issues that concern students and schools. Please note that the agenda includes a new business segment where you may address the School Board. To make a more formal presentation, we ask that you request a space on the agenda two weeks in advance.

For copies of school board policies, please follow the link provided. If you need paper copies, please contact the district office at 360-652-4500.

Meeting Times and Dates
Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are planned for the following dates.

2007
2008

January 17
January 31*

February 7
February 21
March 7
March 21
April 18
May 2
May 16
May 30*
June 6
June 20
July 18
August 1
August 15

September 5
September 19
October 3
October 17
Oct. 31* (Canceled)
November 7
November 21
December 5
December 19

 

 

* Denotes study session

 

 

 


January 16
January 30
February 6
February 20
March 5
March 19
April 16
April 30*
May 7
May 21
June 4
June 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 


Location
Lakewood High School Library
17023 - 11th Avenue NE
Arlington, WA 98223

Board Business
School board meetings are for the purpose of conducting the general business of the district, and are held in public.

Special Meetings and Study Sessions
The Board president may call special meetings to transact business at any time or place when it is necessary or when it is requested by a majority of the members. Business transacted at a special meeting will be limited to that stated in the meeting notice.

The School Board may meet in special session prior to regular meetings or at other designated times, subject to the notice requirements of law and board policy.

Study sessions may be held to provide an opportunity for members to ask for and give information and for discussion and deliberation of matters pending before the Board. Study sessions will be open to the public and are held at English Crossing Elementary School in the Technology Training Lab (Portable 309).

Procedures
All meetings of the Board, except executive sessions, (which discuss personnel issues), are open to the public. The general public is welcome and encouraged to observe the Board in action.

As the elected representatives of the school district with authority and responsibility for the operation of the public schools, the Board seeks opinions on matters of importance to the community, the staff, and the students.

It is our policy to welcome opinions on issues under consideration, and to address concerns via the following channels:
1) Letters addressed to the Board president at the official district address outlining your issues.
2) Letters to the Superintendent for referral to the Board.
3) Written requests for time on the agenda during regular sessions.

We recognize the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of open meetings. In order to permit fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board will provide a period of time during which visitors may make formal presentations that have been scheduled in advance.

The Board may also allow individuals to express opinions on agenda items prior to action. The president shall first recognize individuals wishing to be heard. After identifying themselves, they will make comments as briefly as the subject permits. The president may interrupt or terminate any statement which he/she feels is too lengthy, abusive, obscene, personally directed, or irrelevant. The Board as a whole shall have the final decision determining the appropriateness of all such rulings.

 


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The Lakewood School District is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Lakewood School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or qualified individuals with disabilities. Applications from all groups are encouraged. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and/or Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Dr. Dennis Haddock, Assistant Superintendent, 17110 16th Dr. N.E., Marysville, WA 98271, (360) 652-4500

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