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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3000 - Students

Students-Introduction - 3000

Code: 3000

Adopted: 9/24/1986

Last Revised Date: 9/20/2005

According to state law, each eligible student shall have the right to a free education. The District shall pro­vide appropriate learning opportunities for all students within the resources available. In addition to a basic instructional program, those opportunities include a wide-range of student activities to stimulate the athletic, artistic, intellectual and creative skills of students.

In exchange for these opportunities both students and their parents assume sub­stantial responsibilities. So as to preserve a school environment that promotes learning and is orderly and safe, students must pursue the required program of studies and must abide by the reasonable rules and instructions of teachers and school officials. Progressive corrective action will be fairly and moderately meted out primarily to modify behavior rather than to punish students. Parents are encouraged to inquire about the successes and problems of their children and to reinforce their learnings at home by showing an active interest in students' development.

The superintendent shall develop written rules which state with reasonable clarity the types of misconduct for which discipline, suspension and expulsion may be imposed. These rules will be published yearly in the student and/or student/parent handbooks of each school. Handbooks will be available at any time from the school office upon request. Rules that establish types of misconduct shall have a real and substantial relationship to the lawful maintenance and operation of the District including, but not limited to, the preservation of an educational process which is conducive to learning.

Parents and educators are partners in the education of a child. To that end both must strive to provide for the physical, mental, emotional and social well being of all students.

Legal References:

  • RCW 4.24.190 Action against parent for injury to property by minor
  • RCW 9.41 Firearms, dangerous weapons
  • RCW 28A.600.010 Government of schools, pupils, employees, rules and regulations for Due process guarantees — Enforcement
  • RCW 28A.600.020 Government of schools, pupils, employees optimum learning atmosphere
  • RCW 28A.600.040 Pupils to comply with rules & regulations
  • RCW 28A.400.110 Principal to assure appropriate discipline
  • WAC 180-40-225 School district rules defining misconduct
  • WAC 180-40-205 Definition
  • WAC 180-40-245 Short-term suspension
  • WAC 180-40-260 Long-term suspension