Policy Manual

Policy, Procedure, or Form?


Policies are the legally binding mechanisms by which the School Board establishes the governance framework of the District. They are assigned 4-digit numbers, according to the category under which the policy falls (ex: 2029 Animals on District Property.)


Procedures establish the mechanics for implementing policy. They may be reviewed by the Board but are not adopted. Procedures are indicated by a "P" following the 4-digit policy number (ex: 2029P Animals on District Property Procedure.)


Forms are sometimes required as part of the procedures. Forms are indicated by an "F" following the 4-digit policy number (ex: 2029F Animal Owner-Handler Responsibility Form.)

School Board policies

School Board policies define the Board's vision for the District, the structure for accomplishing the vision, and the system of accountability for all involved in realizing the vision. Policies establish legal records and standards of conduct for the school district. Policies can provide a bridge between the School Board's philosophy and goals and the everyday administration of programs. They also direct Board members in responding to:
  • emerging issues, conflict, and controversy
  • clarifying its own roles and responsibilities and those of the superintendent and staff
  • defining the decision-making process
  • ensuring timely evaluation of programs, personnel, and activities.

Issaquah School District Policy Manual

The Issaquah School District is continually updating policies and procedures to keep current with state laws and regulations as well as best practices. Policies or procedures on this website may be in transition or in process of being revised. Please call the appropriate administrative office if you have a specific policy question or to double-check on a policy.

The Policy Manual is organized into six numbered sections devoted to specific areas of school governance. To see all policies in a given section, select the link.

  • 1000  Board of Directors
    Includes Meetings; Executive or closed sessions; Board elections; Director district descriptions; Resignations; Vacancies; Audience participation; and more.
  • 2000  Instruction
    Includes Site Councils; Curriculum development; Field trips; Guidance and counseling; Electronic resources; instructional program offerings; Religion in the schools; High school graduation requirements; Homework; and more.
  • 3000  Students
    Includes Interdistrict student transfers; Civility (students); Nondiscrimination; Excused and unexcused absences; Student records; Sexual harrassment; Prohibition against Harrassment, Intimidation, and Bullying; Emergency expulsion; Detention; Freedom of expression; Student fundraising activities; Vision screening information; Medication at school; Student immunization; Asthma; Associated Student Bodies; and more.
  • 4000  Community Relations
    Includes Use of District facilities; Access to Resources; Distribution of Materials and Promotions; Civility (community); Complaints concerning staff or programs; Gifts to staff and memorials; Public access to District records; Visitors; Contacts with staff; Regulation of dangerous weapons on school premises;and more.
  • 5000  Personnel
    Includes Civility (personnel); Collective bargaining; Employment contracts; Technology ethics; Leave sharing; Collective bargaining; Staff participation in political activities; Disciplinary action and discharge; Jury duty and subpoena leave; Family leave; Volunteers; Drug-free workplace; Educational assistants; and more.
  • 6000  Administration
    Includes Budget and program planning; Gifts and memorials; Purchasing bids and contracts; Risk management; Pesticide notification; System of funds and accounts; District fundraising activities; Duties of administrative staff; Energy conservation; Facilities planning; Capital projects; Nutrition and Food Services; and more.

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