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

Cellular Telephone Procedure - 6250P

Code: 6250P

Adopted: 11/23/1998

Last Revised Date: 9/20/2015

A. Authorization for Use

Authorization of cellular services will require supervisory approval and budgetary authorization. Cell phones include basic phones and smart phones. The criteria for providing cellular phone services to a staff member will conform to at least one of the following guidelines:

  1. The staff member needs to have regular access to other District staff, e-mail, software applications and internet access when away from their office and conventional service or internet.
  2. The staff member needs to be regularly available to his/her office or other staff to deal with emergent problems and may often not have access to conventional phone services in a timely fashion.
  3. The staff member may encounter an emergency in the performance of his/her duties that requires immediate access to phone services when conventional services may not be at hand or may be inoperative.
  4. The staff member often needs to move away from his/her workstation maintaining continuous contact with other staff members.
  5. The staff member is responsible for providing phone access to or from a District facility in the event of an emergency such as loss of power or the failure of conventional phone services.

B. Rules for Use

  1. The District will establish service at the best available
  1. Cellular phones need to be protected from both theft of air-time and equipment theft by taking precautions to restrict access to the
  1. Discretion should be used in discussing/transmitting confidential or sensitive information on cellular phones because cellular transmissions are not
  1. Employees are not to use District cell phones for personal phone calls, texts or data Employees will sign a form agreeing to this requirement.

C. Records

The business office will maintain a record of all employees authorized to use cellular phones. An inventory of all cellular phones and phone lines will be maintained.

The Director of Purchasing/Internal Auditor will conduct a surprise audit of the cell phone invoices to determine unauthorized usage such as personal phone calls, texts, photo sharing, data usage and downloads.