Regulations Manual

Alterations for the 2021-22 school year

Some of the regulations may not be in effect as written given current guidance and/or emergency rules from the state legislature, OSPI, the State Board of Education and other governing bodies. Please see our Returning to School 2021-22 FAQ page for more information on practices that may be altered at this time.

Administrative Regulations Manual & Procedures

Under Policy Governance®, within the directives and limitation listed in the Board Governance Policies, the Board delegates the development and implementation of Administrative Regulations and procedures to the Superintendent and staff, except in regard to issues for which they are mandated by law to take direct action. A comprehensive review and revision of all District policies and procedures was completed between August and December 2015, and the conversion to an Administrative Regulations Manual was completed on February 1, 2016.

Regulations establish legal records and standards of conduct for the school district. Regulations can provide a bridge between the School Board's philosophy and goals and the everyday administration of programs.

The Issaquah School District is continually updating Regulations and procedures to keep current with state laws and regulations as well as best practices. Regulations or procedures on this website may be in transition or in process of being revised.

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2000 - Instruction

Student Learning Goals - 2000

Code: 2000

Adopted: 1/18/2005

Last Revised Date: 2/1/2016

The goal of the school District shall be to provide opportunities for all students to become responsible and respectful global citizens, to contribute to their economic well-being and that of their families and communities, to explore and understand different perspectives and to enjoy productive and satisfying lives. Additionally, a goal of the District is to provide opportunities for each student to develop specific academic and technical skills and knowledge essential to meeting four student learning goals: 

  1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings;
  2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; health and fitness;
  3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and
  4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.

These goals will be placed within a context of a performance-based educational system in which high standards are set for all students. Parents are primary partners in the education of their children, and students take responsibility for their learning. How instruction is provided to meet these learning goals is the decision of the District. An assessment system for determining if students have successfully learned the essential academic learning requirements based on the student learning goals shall be adopted by the District as the state board of education implements these assessments.



Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.150.210: Basic Education Act — Goal
  • RCW 28A.655.010: Washington commission on Student Learning — Definitions
  • Management Resources:

    • Policy News, October 2007 Basic Education Act Revisions