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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Alternative Learning Experience Programs - 2255

Code: 2255

Adopted: 9/13/1997

Last Revised Date: 5/1/2019

Related Procedures:

Alternative learning experience (ALE) means an approved online course for grades seven through twelve (7-12) that is a delivery method of basic education and is provided in whole or in part independently from a regular classroom setting or schedule. ALE courses are supervised, monitored, assessed, evaluated and documented by authorized District staff or contractors. Each ALE course must be provided in accordance with a written student learning plan and implemented pursuant to this Regulation, 2255P, and WAC 392-121-182. ALE courses will be accessible to all students, including students with disabilities.

The District has designated in 2255P, by title, one or more District officials responsible for overseeing the District’s ALE courses and programs, including approving specific ALE courses or programs, monitoring compliance with 2255P and WAC 392-121-182, providing the required annual reporting to the District’s Board, and ensuring that all other reporting requirements are met.

State law governs ALE courses and programs and may be amended from time to time. To the extent there is a conflict between this Regulation and WAC 392-121-182 or any other state law, state law controls.

Cross References:


Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.232 Alternative Learning Experience Courses
  • RCW 28A.320.230 Instructional Materials – Instructional Materials Committee
  • WAC 392-121-182 Alternative learning experience requirements