The local school board is a uniquely American institution that has made public schools flexible and responsive to the needs of local communities. The school board represents a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education. Members focus on:
- Establishing school district goals;
- Providing for program development activities;
- Overseeing the financial affairs of the district;
- Adopting operating policies;
- Assuring systematic review and evaluation of all phases of the school program; and
- Advocating on behalf of students and schools.
The Issaquah School Board has five members, elected for four-year terms. For more information on school boards, visit the Washington State School Directors' Association web site.