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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Conversion of Sick Leave Upon Separation - 5237

Code: 5237

Adopted: 11/5/2010

Last Revised Date: 8/1/2013

Eligible employees upon separation from District employment may personally, or through their estate in the event of death, elect to convert all eligible, accumulated, unused sick leave up to a maximum of one hundred eighty days (180) to monetary compensation as allowed by law.

In order to receive reimbursement for unused sick leave the employee must have separated from such employment and have been granted a retirement allowance under the laws governing the teachers’ retirement system, the public employees’ retirement system, or the school employees’ retirement system whichever applies; however, it is not necessary that the employee actually file for retirement prior to the date of his or her separation so long as the application is thereafter filed within a reasonable period of time and without the occurrence of any intervening covered employment.

Sick leave is converted to monetary compensation at the rate of twenty-five (25) percent of an employee’s current daily compensation times the number of hours (up to 180 days).

All sick leave hours converted to monetary compensation shall be deducted from an employee’s accumulated sick leave.

School Districts and educational service Districts may, in lieu of monetary compensation, as provided for in WAC 392-136- 020, make payment to an organization for postretirement medical benefits when each of the following conditions have been met:

  1. The organization is authorized under law to engage in the receipt and management of moneys for postretirement medical benefits; and
  2. The organization and the employee have furnished a signed statement holding the school District or educational service District harmless for any loss, liability, or damages that may occur arising from making the payment to the organization for postretirement medical benefits.

Moneys paid under this section for postretirement medical benefits shall not be included for the purpose of computing a retirement allowance under any public retirement system in this state.

Conversion of sick leave is subject to the terms and limitations of State law, as now existing or hereafter amended.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.400.210 Employee attendance incentive program—Remuneration or benefit plan for unused sick leave.
  • WAC 392-136