Regulations Manual

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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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School Support Organizations Procedure - 4120P

Code: 4120P

Adopted: 10/19/2007

Last Revised Date: 9/19/2018

The following guidelines are provided for use by PTA/PTSA and/or Booster Clubs which are involved in fundraising activities:

  1. Local PTAs/ PTSAs and Booster Clubs must be incorporated as nonprofit organizations and encouraged to become a recognized 501 (c) 3 or 501 (c) 4 with the Internal Revenue Service. Given such incorporation the District recognizes the local school PTAs/PTSAs and the official parent Booster Clubs of Issaquah High School, Liberty High School, and Skyline High School. All other related Booster Clubs and special interest organizations must come under the umbrella of the recognized high school Booster Clubs.
  2. In order to receive nonprofit status, the organization must file Articles of Incorporation with the Washington Secretary of State’s Corporation Division. A non-profit organization must adhere to state (RCW 24.03)
  3. The board of directors of the school District has established a fee schedule that governs the use of facilities by a school support organization. (Regulation 4260) Recognized school support organizations must carry liability insurance for activities conducted on school grounds.
  4. The non-profit organization must operate without cost to the District. 
  5. When donating or giving to the District schools, departments and programs, the nonprofit organization must follow District Regulations and procedures. (Regulation 6114 and 6114P)
  6. The Washington State Gambling Commission, the Department of Licensing, the local Health Department, and the Internal Revenue Service have regulations covering fundraising activities by non-profit organizations.
    1. On District property and with District permission, a non-profit organization may conduct sales or benefit affairs which include athletic or sports events, bazaars, benefits, contests, dances, drives, entertainments, exhibitions, expositions, parties, performances, picnics, sales, social gatherings, theaters, and variety shows.
    2. On District property and with District permission, a non-profit organization may operate bingo activities, raffles, and amusement games under the requirements regulated by the Washington State Gambling Commission (RCW 9.46). These activities may be conducted by the recognized non-profit organization without a gambling license under certain conditions specified by law (RCW 9.46.0311). However, a non-profit organization must be granted an IRS Letter of Determination (501 (C)) as tax exempt organization in order to conduct these kinds of activities regardless of gross income.
    3. A non-profit organization involved in sales and fundraising activities for charitable purposes, grossing $25,000, must register with the Secretary of State’s Charitable Program.
    4. A non-profit organization involved in sales and fundraising activities for charitable purposes grossing $10,000, must obtain IRS recognition as a 501 (C) organization.