Regulations Manual

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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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Highly Capable Programs - 2190

Code: 2190

Adopted: 9/13/1997

Last Revised Date: 9/1/2019

Related Procedures:

In accordance with the philosophy to develop the special abilities of each student, the District shall offer appropriate instructional programs to meet the needs of its most highly capable students of school age.

The framework for such programs shall encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:

  1. Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;
  2. Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;
  3. Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and
  4. Development of originality and creativity.

The superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with state guidelines for referring, assessing and selecting children of demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability, academic aptitude and creative or productive thinking.

The District’s highly capable application and subsequent grant will be submitted to the Board for approval in accordance with state law.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.185.030 Programs — Authority of local school districts — Selection of students
  • WAC 392-170 Special service program — Highly capable students

Management Resources:

Policy News, April 2008 Highly Capable Programs