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 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
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.
Oct. 31* (Canceled)
* Denotes study session
Lakewood High School Library
17023 - 11th Avenue NE
Arlington, WA 98223
School board meetings are for the purpose of conducting the general
business of the district, and are held in public.
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
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).
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
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.