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April 22, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Lake Washington, Everett school-bond issues failing

Voters were rejecting the Lake Washington school district’s school-construction bond issue, which barely cleared 50 percent in  first-day returns Tuesday night, falling short of the 60 percent required for passage. The measure — scaled back from $755 million to $404 million — was one of only a handful of school-district measures on the special-election…

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Comments | Topics: Everett School District, Lake Washington School District, Lakewood School District

February 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Lake Washington bond issue still falling short; others unchanged

The Lake Washington School District picked up some votes for its $755 million bond issue on the second day of counting ballots in the Feb. 11 special election. The percentage of yes votes crept up from just under 57 percent to just over 57 percent, but it was still short of the 60 percent it needs…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Lake Washington School District, special election

February 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Bellevue school construction bond passing in early returns

Voters in Bellevue were showing their support Tuesday night for a $450 million school construction bond that was passing with almost 72 percent of the vote in first-day returns. In the Lake Washington school district, however, a $755 million bond issue was falling short of the required 60 percent, reaching about 57 percent in the initial count of  More

Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Bellevue School District, King County elections, Lake Washington School District

June 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM

It’s badminton for high school girls in the Lake Washington School District

After reviewing what sports it offers students at the high school level, the Lake Washington School District has decided to add girls’ badminton to the mix next spring. The move is part Title IX compliance, the district says, and a response to girl’s interest in playing sports at the high school level, according to the district. The…

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Comments | More in Education, Sports | Topics: badminton, girls, Lake Washington School District

January 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Meeting with LWSD superintendent candidate Wednesday

Traci Pierce, the Lake Washington School Board’s preferred candidate for superintendent, will meet with the public in an informal open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the district Resource Center, 16250 N.E.  74th St. in Redmond Town Center. Another meeting with Pierce will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Feb. 7, at Sammamish City Hall,…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Chip Kimball, Lake Washington School District, Traci Pierce

December 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Board selects candidate for Lk. Wash. schools supe

The Lake Washington School District’s board of directors has endorsed the district’s current deputy superintendent to be the district’s new superintendent. Dr. Traci Pierce, who has headed the district’s instructional services, was unanimously chosen as the board’s preferred candidate to replace Dr. Chip Kimball, who is leaving to become superintendent of the Singapore…

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