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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Waiver of High School Graduation Credits - 2418

Code: 2418

Adopted: 8/18/2018

Last Revised Date: 8/1/2019

Related Forms:

The District seeks to provide all students with the opportunity to complete graduation requirements without discrimination and without disparate impact on groups of students. In so doing, the District acknowledges that unusual circumstances may result in a student’s inability to earn all credits or competencies required for high school graduation. Unusual circumstances may include, but are not limited to:

  • Homelessness;
  • A health condition resulting in an inability to attend class;
  • Limited English proficiency;
  • Disability, regardless of whether the student has an individualized education program or a plan under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
  • Denial of an opportunity to retake classes or enroll in remedial classes free of charge during the first four years of high school;
  • Transfer during the last two years of high school from a school with different graduation requirements.
  • Other circumstances (e.g., emergency, natural disaster, trauma, personal or family crisis) that directly compromised a student’s ability to learn.

The Board has delegated to the superintendent or his/her designee discretion to grant a waiver of a maximum of two elective credits required for graduation. A student’s parent/guardian or an adult student must file Form 2418F with the superintendent’s office no later than thirty business days prior to the student’s scheduled graduation date. In order to graduate, students granted a waiver must earn all other required credits as provided in Regulation 2410.

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Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.230.090 High school graduation requirements or equivalencies—High school and beyond plans—Career and college ready graduation requirements and waivers
  • RCW 28A.345.080 Model policy and procedure for granting waivers of credit for high school graduation.
  • WAC 180-51-068 State subject and credit requirements for high school graduation—Students entering the ninth grade on or after July 1, 2015.
  • WAC 180-51-050 High school credit—Definition.

Management Resources:

2015 - April Policy Issue