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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Certificated and Classified Staff Personnel Records - 5260

Code: 5260

Adopted: 9/4/1987

Last Revised Date: 1/1/2016

The District will organize, compile and maintain personnel records and files, including electronic, for each staff member of the District which will be kept secure under the authority of the superintendent. The contents of the files shall be available to the superintendent and to those staff authorized by the superintendent to organize, compile and maintain the personnel files. Staff members who have access to the files will be required to maintain the confidentiality of the contents of the files. Any confidential college or university credentials or other confidential pre-employment materials received by the District will be returned to the sender, destroyed at the time of employment or destroyed as per the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

The staff member will be permitted, during normal District business hours, to review the contents of his/her personnel file in the presence of an authorized staff member.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.405.250 Certificated employees, applicants for certificated position, not to be discriminated against — Right to inspect personnel file
  • RCW 42.56.230(3) Certain personal and other records exempt (from public inspection)
  • RCW 49.12.240-260 Employee inspection of personnel file