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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Use of Tobacco on District Property - 4215

Code: 4215

Adopted: 3/3/2008

Last Revised Date: 1/16/2021

The District recognizes that to protect students from exposure to the addictive substance of nicotine, employees and officers of the school District, and all members of the community, have an obligation as role models to refrain from tobacco use on school property at all times. Tobacco includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smoking tobacco, smokeless tobacco, nicotine, electronic smoking/vapor devices, and vapor products, non-prescribed inhalers nicotine delivering devices, chemicals or devices that produce the same flavor or physical effect of nicotine substances; and any other tobacco innovation.

Any use of such products by staff, students, visitors and community members shall be prohibited on District property. Possession or distribution of tobacco products by any person under twenty-one years of age is prohibited. This shall include all District buildings, grounds and District-owned vehicles.

Notices advising students, employees and community members of this Regulation will be posted in appropriate locations in all District buildings and at other District facilities as determined by the superintendent and shall be included in the employee and student handbooks. Employees and students are subject to discipline for violations of this Regulation, and employees are responsible for the enforcement of the Regulation.

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Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.210.310 Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property
  • RCW 70.155.080 Purchasing, obtaining or possessing tobacco by persons under 18 — Civil infraction — Jurisdiction
  • RCW 70.155.010 Definitions.
  • RCW 82.24.010(2) Definitions.
  • RCW 82.26.010(1) Definitions.