Regulations Manual

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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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Educational Research and Experimentation - 2131

Code: 2131

Adopted: 9/24/1986

Last Revised Date: 7/1/2015

Educational research and experimentation in methodology, materials and/or administrative procedures is important and necessary to the improvement of a school program. Certain guidelines are necessary, however, so that experimentation will result in reasonably valid results.

  1. A written request to conduct research and experimentation utilizing students, student records, teachers, principals and/or materials must be presented to an assistant superintendent and should include:
    1. purpose(s) of study;
    2. need for the study;
    3. review of related research;
    4. procedures to be employed;
    5. method and dates of evaluating and reporting progress;
    6. length of time of project;
    7. estimate of costs; and
    8. anticipated use of district personnel.
  2. The Superintendent or designee will approve, facilitate and monitor research and experimentation projects.
  3. An Executive Director will respond in writing to all requests to conduct educational research and experimentation. In cases where approval is given, this response shall include statements regarding specifically what cost will be assumed by the district and which students, staff, records, and/or materials are being approved for use.
  4. Final results of educational research and experimentation should be based on data obtained and reported in a scholarly manner. A copy of results is to be forwarded to an Executive Director.