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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2000 - Instruction

Field Trips, Excursions - 2320

Code: 2320

Adopted: 9/24/1986

Last Revised Date: 3/8/2012

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Field trips are defined as travel away from the school premises, under the supervision of a staff member, for the purpose of affording students a direct learning experience not available in the classroom. The District recognizes that field trips when used for teaching and learning integral to the curriculum are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools or is a direct outgrowth of an approved ASB or extra-curricular activity.

The Superintendent/designee has the authority to approve all field trips. Outdoor education resident school plans shall be presented to the superintendent for approval.

Procedures shall be developed for the operation of a field trip or an outdoor education activity to ensure that the safety of the students shall be protected and that parent/guardian permission is obtained before the students leave the school. Each field trip must be integrated with the curriculum and coordinated with classroom activities that enhance its usefulness. In some cases, private vehicles may be used to transport students as allowed under District Regulation, if approval is obtained in advance from the principal.

No staff member may solicit students for any privately arranged field trip or excursion without his/her building principal’s or supervisor’s prior authorization to ensure that all communication and procedures clearly specify the sponsoring organization.

Cross References:




5630F3 - Volunteer Checklist Agreement (application/pdf)
5630F2 - Volunteer and-or Contractor Hold Harmless Agreement (application/pdf)
5630F1 - Volunteer Checklist (application/pdf)

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.330.100(5) Additional powers of board
  • RCW 67.20.020 Parks — Contracts for cooperation
  • WAC 181-87-090 Improper remunerative conduct