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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Choice Transfers – Resident Students - 3140

Code: 3140

Adopted: 4/27/1994

Last Revised Date: 10/17/2014

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A student who resides within the boundaries of the Issaquah School District shall be released to attend school in another District when any one of the following circumstances apply:

  1. The student’s financial, educational, safety, or health conditions would likely be improved.
  2. Attendance in the nonresident District is more accessible to the parent's/guardian’s place of work or to the location of child care.
  3. There is a special hardship or detrimental condition.
  4. The purpose of the transfer is for enrollment in an online course or school program offered by an OSPI-approved provider.
  5. Parent/guardian is an employee with the requested school District.

Resident students who meet one of the above listed conditions shall apply to be released by the Issaquah School District. The transfer request is not complete until the resident school District has submitted the request to the nonresident school District, and it has been accepted. The student remains the responsibility of the resident school District until the effective start date or rejection.

In all cases in which a resident student is released, the student or the student’s parent(s) shall be solely responsible for transportation.

If the request is denied, the superintendent/designee shall notify the parent of the right to appeal such decision to the superintendent of public instruction.

Resident parents/legal guardians shall be informed of choice enrollment options annually. The District shall make available for public inspection the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s annual information booklet on enrollment options.

Legal References:

RCW 28A.225.220 through 230