District investigating inappropriate middle school assignment

Dear ISD Community,

Please be advised that a message was distributed to the Issaquah Middle School (IMS) community earlier this morning, pertaining to a poetry assignment that was assigned by an IMS teacher over a month ago. 

Last night the District was made aware of this assignment that included a YouTube poem and handout containing inappropriate language. The District has taken appropriate action inclusive of removing the assignment and materials from the teacher’s Canvas site on the basis that it contains inappropriate material. 

The District continues to investigate the situation.

Thank you.