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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Homework - 2422

Code: 2422

Adopted: 9/13/1997

Last Revised Date: 2/18/2016

Related Procedures:

The District believes that homework is a constructive tool in the teaching/learning process when geared to the needs and abilities of students. Purposeful assignments not only enhance student achievement but also develop self-discipline and associated good working habits. Homework, as an extension of the classroom, homework must be planned, purposeful, and clear.

Homework may be assigned for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Practice -- to help students increase competency with specific skills which have been presented in class.
  2. Preparation -- to help students gain the maximum benefits from future lessons.
  3. Extension -- to provide students with opportunities to transfer specific skills or concepts to new situations.
  4. Creativity -- to require students to integrate many skills and concepts in order to produce original responses.

Homework may not be assigned as a disciplinary measure.

The purpose of homework assignments, and the guidelines and/or expectations should be made clear to the student at the time of the assignment.

Although the District relies on research based practices regarding time allotment guidelines for student homework, students vary in their ability levels, learning styles, home resources, and need for additional work at home. Courses also differ in kinds of material presented, equipment requirements, and degrees of supervision needed for assignments, making it inappropriate to state specific time requirements.