Regulations Manual

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. Please contact Tricia Romo, Public Records Officer, if you have a specific policy question or to double-check on a Regulation.

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5000 - Human Resources

Family Leave - 5404

Code: 5404

Adopted: 9/23/1994

Last Revised Date: 9/4/2015

Related Procedures:

The Issaquah School District will provide up to twelve work weeks, during any contract year, of leave for permanent employees subject to the eligibility requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The District will also provide time off as required by the military family leave, qualifying exigency leave and military caregiver leave. This leave is to be used for:

  1. the birth of a child and to care for a newborn child
  2. the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care that requires State action
  3. caring for the employee's seriously ill spouse, parent, or child under eighteen (18) years of age, or a child age 18 or over who is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability
  4. a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform her/his job functions

If leave is taken for birth or placement for adoption or foster care and both spouses work for the Issaquah School District, the family and medical leave that may be taken is limited to a combined total of twelve (12) workweeks, provided that any period of physical disability taken by the biological mother shall not be included in the twelve (12) week limitation. Family and medical leave may be without pay for all or part of the leave. Definitions of the above terms will be consistent with those in the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Legal References:

  • RCW 49.78 Family Leave
  • 38.40.060 Military leaves for public employees
  • 28A.400.300 Hiring and discharging of employees-Written leave policies-Seniority and leave benefits of employees transferring between school districts and other educational employers
  • CFR Part 825 Family and Medical Leave Act: 29
  • 29 USC Sec 2601 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • 38 USC 2021-2024 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act