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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Student Awards and Incentives - 6116

Code: 6116

Adopted: 3/18/2010

While it is constitutionally prohibited (Article VII section 7) to make a gift of public funds, it is legal to give prizes or awards in recognition of achievement under certain conditions. The board recognizes that it is sometimes beneficial to give students special awards, incentives or recognitions of a “de minimus” value. Therefore, the District may provide for such items subject to District policies, procedures, and practices. The award shall be ethical in nature and appropriate to the activity. The District defines a “de minimus” value at fifty dollars ($50.00) or less.

In advance of any expenditure, prior approval must be obtained from the superintendent or designee. The request must note the specific reason for the award/incentive. For student awards, a link of the activity and the outcome required to receive such an award must be noted.

Awards/ incentives must not be routine, possess an impression of favoritism, or offered for activities relating to normal education requirements. Money, gift cards/certificates, or any items that fall outside the normal scope of the District’s goals and values are not allowed.

More significant awards may be donated directly to the recipient (not grant funded) by an outside source. All third party donations to be used as incentive must have prior approval by the superintendent or designee.