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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Student Sports - Concussion, Head Injury and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Procedure - 3422P

Code: 3422P

Adopted: 8/1/2009

Last Revised Date: 7/10/2015

Athletic Director or Administrator in Charge of Athletics Duties:

  1. Updating: Each spring, the athletic director, or the administrator in charge of athletics if there is no athletic director, will review any changes that have been made in forms required for concussion, head injury and sudden cardiac arrest management by consulting with the WIAA or the WIAA Web site. If there are any updated forms, they will be adopted and used for the upcoming school year.
  2. Identifying Sports: By June 30 of each year, the athletic director or administrator in charge will identify competitive sport activities in the District for which compliance with Regulation 3422 is required. A list of competitive sports activities, Regulation 3422 and this procedure will be distributed to all coaching staff and volunteers.

Coach Training:

All coaches will undergo training in head injury and concussion management and at least once every two years by one of the following means: (1) through attendance at a WIAA or similar clock hour presentation which uses WIAA guidelines; or (2) by completing WIAA online training. All coaches will undergo training in sudden cardiac arrest prevention every three years by completing an online program developed by the WIAA and the University of Washington medicine center for sports cardiology and providing proof of completion of same to the District. 

Parent Information:

On a yearly basis and prior to the youth athlete's initiating practice or competition, a concussion and head injury information sheet will be signed and returned by the youth athlete and the athlete's parent and/or guardian. The information sheet will also incorporate a statement attesting to the student and parent/guardian’s review of the online pamphlet on sudden cardiac arrest posted on the OSPI website. The statement must be signed by both the student and parent. The information sheet may be incorporated into the parent permission sheet which allows students to participate in extracurricular athletics.

Coach’s Responsibility:

A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game or one who exhibits symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest will be immediately removed from play. 

Return to Play After Concussion, Head Injury or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest:

A student athlete who has been removed from play may not return to play until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion and sudden cardiac arrest and receives written clearance to return to play from that health care provider. The health care provider may be a volunteer.