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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Nondiscrimination - 3210

Code: 3210

Adopted: 9/24/1986

Last Revised Date: 8/29/2016

Related Procedures:

The District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The District will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. 

In a language that recipients can understand, which may require language assistance the District will annually publish notice of the District’s discrimination complaint procedure in a format reasonably calculated to inform students, and students’ parents/guardians. 

The superintendent will designate a staff member to serve as the compliance officer for this Regulation. The compliance officer or designee will be responsible for investigating allegations of discriminatory harassment communicated to the District. 

Harassment against any student that is based on one of the categories listed above that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive as to limit or deny the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the District’s course offerings, educational programming or any co-curricular or extra-curricular activity will not be tolerated. The District will take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects when the District knows, or reasonably should know, that such discriminatory harassment is occurring or has occurred.

The District’s nondiscrimination statement will be included in written announcements, notices, and other publications made available to students, and parents/guardians. The statement will include: 1) notice that the District may not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of any of the above-listed categories; 2) the name and contact information of the District’s compliance officer designated to ensure compliance with this Regulation; and 3) the names and contact information of the District’s Section 504 and Title IX compliance officers. 

The District will provide training to administrators, certificated, classroom and extra-curricular personnel on their responsibilities under the law and District procedures, and to raise awareness of and to eliminate bias and discrimination based on the protected classes identified in this Regulation.

The superintendent/designee shall provide for the annual evaluation, periodic surveys, annual notice and complaint procedures as required by law to assure that there is in fact equal opportunity for all students in the District.

The Superintendent/designee shall designate a staff member to serve as Affirmative Action/ Title IX Compliance Officer.


Cross References:


Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.640 Sexual equality
  • RCW 28A.642 Discrimination prohibition
  • RCW 49.60 Discrimination — Human rights commission
  • WAC 392-190-020 Training – Staff responsibilities – Bias awareness
  • WAC 392-190-060 Compliance – School District designation of responsible employee - Notification
  • WAC 392-400-215 Student rights
  • 20 U.S.C. 7905 Boy Scouts of American Equal Access Act
  • 42 U.S.C. 12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

Management Resources:

  • 2016 March Issue
  • 2014- December Issue
  • 2013 - April Issue
  • 2012 - December Issue
  • 2011 - June Issue
  • Policy News, August 2007 Washington’s Law Against Discrimination