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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4000 - Community Relations

Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement - 4130

Code: 4130

Adopted: 4/30/2012

Last Revised Date: 3/15/2019

Related Procedures:

A. The District recognizes that parent and family engagement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students participating in District programs. The District views the education of students as a cooperative effort among school, families and community. The District expects that its schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with the statutory definition of parent and family engagement. Parent and family engagement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that parents and families:

  1. Play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  2. Are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school; and
  3. Are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;

B. The District adopts the following guidance for parent and family engagement. The District will:

  1. Put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the engagement of parents and families in all of its Title I schools consistent with federal laws including the development and evaluation of Regulation(s). Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children;
  2. Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist participating schools in the planning and implementing of effective parent and family engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.
  3. Build the schools,parents and families' capacity for strong parent and family engagement;
  4. Coordinate and integrate Title I parent and family engagement strategies with parent and family engagement strategies under other district programs;
  5. Conduct, with the involvement of parents and families, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this Regulation in improving the academic quality of the schools served with Title I funds including: identifying barriers to greater participation of parents and families in Title I related activities, with particular attention to participation of parents and families with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities and parents of migratory children; and
  6. Engage the parents and families of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement are spent.

Legal References:

  • Section 116 of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA)

Management Resources: