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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Grading and Progress Reports - 2420

Code: 2420

Adopted: 9/1/2015

Last Revised Date: 9/4/2015

Related Procedures:

The District recognizes its responsibility to keep parents informed of student progress and welfare. The superintendent will establish a system of reporting student progress and will require staff members to comply with the system as part of their professional responsibility. 

The District will issue grades and written or electronic progress reports, and provide opportunities for parent conferences to serve as a basis for continuous evaluation of the student's performance and to help in determining changes that should be made to effect improvement. These written and verbal reports will be designed to provide information that will be helpful to the student, teacher, counselor and parent.

The District shall comply with the marking/grading system incorporated into the statewide standardized high school transcript. Secondary students’ grade points shall be reported for each term; individually and cumulatively.

Communication regarding student performance will be provided in writing or electronically through attendance reports, progress reports, assessment results, grades, report cards, other student information and parent conferences. These written, electronic, and verbal reports shall be designed to provide information that will be helpful to the student, teacher, counselor and parent/guardian.

If any property of the school District, a contractor of the District, an employee, or another student has been lost or willfully cut, defaced, or injured, the student responsible may have his/her grade report, diploma, and or transcript withheld until such time the student or the student’s parent/guardian pays for any school property that has been lost or willfully damaged. Upon payment for damages or the equivalency through voluntary work, the grade report will be released. The student or his/her parents may appeal the imposition of a charge for damages to the superintendent/designee.

In accordance with policies and procedures 3231 and 3231P (Student Records) and the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the District is committed to appropriately protecting privacy rights pertaining to student records. 

Cross References:


Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.150.240(2g) Basic Education Act of 1977 Certificated teaching & administrative staff as accountable for classroom teaching — Scope — Responsibilities — Penalty
  • RCW 28A.635.060 Defacing or injuring school property — Liability of parent or guardian
  • RCW 28A.600.030 Grading policies — Option to consider — Attendance
  • WAC 392-400-235 Discipline — Conditions and limitations
  • WAC 180-44-010 Responsibilities Related to instruction
  • WAC 392-415 Secondary Education — Standardized High School Transcript
  • WAC 392-210 Washington State Honors Award Program