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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5000 - Human Resources

Hiring of Retired School Employees - 5001

Code: 5001

Adopted: 11/5/2010

Last Revised Date: 11/5/2010

The District will recruit, select and employ the best-qualified individuals as employees. The District may employ persons retired from the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), the School Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) or the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). A retired employee will only be rehired pursuant to this District policy.

All retirees of TRS, SERS or PERS receiving retirement benefits may work an annual threshold of eight hundred sixty-seven (867) hours in a calendar year without a reduction of pension. Qualified hours are determined by whether the retiree works in an eligible position as defined by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS).

1. District Responsibilities

The District will abide by the following process when considering a retiree for employment:

  1. The District will approve a process for recruitment and selection of employees, including those vacancies for which a retiree applicant may be considered;
  2. Applicant(s) will be evaluated and considered equally, selecting the candidate who best meets the needs of the District;
  3. There will be no prearranged employment agreement or commitment to rehire an employee after retirement. Mere inquiries about post-retirement employment do not constitute an agreement;
  4. Employment will be limited to a maximum of a one-year, non-continuing contract or appointment; Subject to any applicable bargaining agreements, vacancies filled by retirees will be annually reviewed by the board to determine whether the retiree will be rehired for another year of employment;
  5. The District will provide the retiree with the same terms and conditions of employment as other appointees or employees in comparable positions with the exception of sick-leave cash-out; and
  6. The District will report the number of hours worked by the retiree to DRS.

2. Retired Employee Responsibilities

The following conditions of employment will apply to retirees that are re-employed:

Retired applicants will disclose to the District whether they are retired from a Washington state retirement plan.

  1. Employees must satisfy the DRS requirement for separation and retirement from service prior to accepting a retire/rehire position with the District.
  2. Retirees are subject to the same collective bargaining membership as other one-year temporary employees.
  3. Retirees are responsible for tracking service hours during post-retirement employment among multiple employers.

Cross References:


Legal References:

  • Chapter 41.32 RCW Teachers' retirement
  • 41.40 Washington public employees' retirement system