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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Leave Sharing - 5406

Code: 5406

Adopted: 1/9/1991

Last Revised Date: 12/9/2011

Related Procedures:

The District will establish and administer a leave sharing plan in which eligible employees may donate excess leave for use by an eligible recipient who is suffering from, or has a relative or household member suffering from, an extraordinary or severe illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition, or who has been called to service in the uniform services.

Such a program is intended to extend leave benefits to an eligible recipient who otherwise would have to take leave without pay or terminate his or her employment.

The superintendent will establish procedures to donate leave for staff members who: (1) earn personal holiday leave and (2) accrue annual leave and sick leave for use by other staff in case of illness, injuries or emergencies. The superintendent is directed to administer the leave sharing plan in a manner consistent with state law and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Cross References:


Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.400.380 Leave sharing program
  • RCW 41.04.650-665 Leave sharing program - Intent
  • WAC 392-126-004 -104 Finance

Management Resources:

  • 2010 - October Issue
  • Policy News, October 2004 Revisions to the State Leave Sharing Program
  • Policy News, August 1999 Staff may share personal holiday