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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. Please contact Tricia Romo, Public Records Officer, if you have a specific policy question or to double-check on a Regulation.

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Release of Information Concerning Student Sexual and Kidnapping Offenders - 3144


Code: 3144

Adopted: 12/28/2018

Last Revised Date: 9/1/2019

The District recognizes its responsibility for the health and safety of all students, including students required to register as a sex or kidnapping offender enrolled within the District. Therefore, the District will take reasonable precautionary measures in situations where the building principal has been advised by law enforcement or a court that a student required to register as a sex or kidnapping offender is enrolling or is attending a school within the District.

Principal Responsibilities

When a principal receives notice from law enforcement, a court, or the District that a sex or kidnapping offender will be attending the school the principal leads, the principal will provide the information received to every teacher of the student and to any other personnel who, in the judgment of the principal, supervises the student or for security purposes should be aware of the student’s record while consistent with confidentiality considerations stated below.

Collaboration

The principal will work with law enforcement and courts to coordinate the receipt of notifications regarding students registered as sex or kidnapping offenders. The principal or designee will also consult and collaborate with department of corrections, juvenile justice staff, treatment providers, victim support groups, and families, as applicable, when working with students required to register as a sex or kidnapping offender.

Confidentiality

Any information received by a principal or school personnel as a result of a notification is confidential and may not be further disseminated except as provided by the statue for transfer of records (RCW 28A.225.330), other statutes or case law, and the Family and Educational Privacy Rights Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g et. seq.

Any District employee who releases information under RCW 28A.225.330 is immune from civil liability for damages unless it is shown that the District employee acted with gross negligence or in bad faith.

Inquiries by the Public

Inquiries by the public at large (including parents and students) regarding students required to register as a sex or kidnapping offender are to be referred directly to law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies receive relevant information about the release of sex and kidnapping offenders into communities and decide when such information needs to be released to the public.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

All students, including those students required to register as a sex or kidnapping offender, have a constitutional right to a public education. Students required to register as sex or kidnapping offenders are also required to notify law enforcement of their intent to enroll in school.

Written Procedures

The superintendent or his/her designee will adopt written procedures for school principals describing how they will disseminate information received about students who are sex or kidnapping offenders with appropriate school personnel.

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Legal References:

  • RCW 4.24.550 Sex offenders and kidnapping offenders - Release of information to public - Web site
  • RCW 9A.44.130 Registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders - Procedures - Definition - Penalties
  • RCW 13.04.155 Notification to school principal of conviction, adjudication, or diversion agreement - Provision of information to teachers and other personnel - Confidentiality
  • RCW 13.40.215 Juveniles found to have committed violent or sex offense or stalking - Notification of discharge, parole, leave, release, transfer, or escape - To whom given - School attendance - Definitions
  • RCW 28A.225.330 Enrolling students fro other Districts - Requests for information and permanent records - Withheld transcripts - Immunity from liability - Notification to teachers and security personnel - Rules
  • RCW 72.09.345 Sex offenders - Release of information to protect public - End-of-sentence review committee - Assessment - Records access - Review, classification, referral of offenders - Issuance of narrative notices
  • 20 U.S. C. 1232q et.seq Family and Educational and Privacy Rights Act of 1994
  • Art. IX, Section 1, Washington State Constitution
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