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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6000 - Administration and Management Support

Risk Management - 6500

Code: 6500

Adopted: 9/24/1986

Last Revised Date: 9/4/2015

Related Procedures:

The District must identify and measure risks of loss due to the damage or destruction of District property or to claims against the District by others claiming to have been harmed by the action or inaction of the District, its officers or staff. A risk management program shall be implemented to reduce or eliminate risks where possible, to determine which risks the District can afford to assume and to transfer to an insurance company those risks which the District does not wish to assume or cannot economically afford to assume. Such a program shall consider the benefits, if any, of joining with other units of local government for joint purchasing of insurance, joint self-funding, joint self- insuring or joint employment of a risk manager. The superintendent shall assign the primary responsibility for the administration and supervision of the risk management program to a single person. The board shall review the status of the risk management program as deemed necessary.

The District shall purchase and pay for surety bonds for the superintendent, Business Office Director, and such other staff and in such amounts as the board shall determine to be necessary for the protection of the District's financial operations.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.400.350 Liability, life, health, health care, accident, disability and salary Insurance authorized—When required—Premiums
  • RCW 28A.400.360 Liability insurance for officials and employees authorized
  • RCW 28A.400.370 Mandatory insurance protection for employees
  • RCW 28A.320.060 Officers, employees or agents of school Districts or educational service Districts, insurance to protect and hold personally harmless
  • RCW 28A.320.100 Actions against officers, employees or agents of school Districts and educational service Districts—Defense, costs, fees—Payment of obligation
  • RCW 28A.330.100 Additional powers of board
  • RCW 48.62 Local Government Insurance Transactions