Regulations Manual

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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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6000 - Administration and Management Support

Expenditures in Excess of Budget - 6040

Code: 6040

Adopted: 9/13/1997

Last Revised Date: 5/29/2012

Total budget expenditures for each fund as adopted in the budget shall constitute the appropriations of the District for the ensuing fiscal year. The Board shall be limited in the incurring of expenditures to the grand total of such appropriations.

Board Directors, administrators or staff who knowingly or negligently violate or participate in a violation of this Regulation by incurring expenditures in excess of appropriations shall be held civilly liable, jointly and severally, for such expenditures, including consequential damages, for each such violation. If as a result of any civil or criminal action the violation is found to have been done knowingly, such Board Director, administrator or staff member who is found to have participated in such breach shall immediately forfeit his/her office or employment.

In the event of an emergency requiring expenditures in excess of the budget, the Board may adopt a resolution which states the conditions constituting the emergency and the amount of the appropriation necessary to correct the situation. At any other time that the budget is to be increased by making an additional appropriation, the Board, after proper notice, shall adopt a resolution stating the facts and the amount of appropriation necessary to correct the situation. Any person may appear at the meeting at which the appropriation resolution is to be voted on and may be heard for or against the adoption. Passage of the resolution requires a majority vote of all Directors of the Board.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.225.250 Cooperative programs among school Districts - Rules
  • RCW 28A.505.150 Budgeted expenditures as appropriations - Interim expenditures - Transfer between budget classes - Liability for non-budgeted expenditures
  • RCW 28A.505.170 First class school Districts -Emergency or additional appropriation resolutions - Procedure
  • WAC 392-123-071 Budget extension - First class school Districts
  • WAC 392-123-072 Budget extension - Second class school Districts