Role of the School Board

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.