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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Special Transportation - 6620

Code: 6620

Adopted: 12/11/1996

Last Revised Date: 1/24/2006

The following uses of District transportation are a privilege, not a right, and, except where bound by the terms of a lease, the District may revoke that privilege at any time. The superintendent shall have the authority to modify transportation services for school and extracurricular activities when the available fuel supply for regular transportation services appears to fall below the required level. Any staff member may deny transportation to any student who violates the District's written rules and regulations.

1. School Activities

The District shall provide transportation for designated activities, which have been approved by the Board of Directors.

The use of charter buses for school activities shall be limited to trips outside of King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, or when other scheduled bus runs makes District buses and/or drivers unavailable. All charter buses will be requested through the Transportation Department. The user group will pay the full cost of the charter service. The superintendent or designee may authorize the use of charter buses when District transportation is not available or when extenuating circumstances exist.

2. Extra-curricular Activities Rooter Buses

The superintendent or designee may authorize transportation for rooter buses under the guidelines for school activities. Use of such services shall be limited to extra-curricular activities sponsored by the District and for students and supervisors attending the event.

3. Cooperative Programs

The Board may enter into cooperative transportation agreements with other Districts when it is economically advantageous to the cooperating Districts and when it does not impair the quality of educational programs available to students.

4. Open Enrollment

Transportation is not provided for open enrollment. If space is available, temporary exceptions to this policy may be granted when open enrollment transportation can be provided on an existing regularly scheduled bus run without rerouting. When the space is no longer available, the temporary exception shall be canceled.

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Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.160. Student transportation
  • RCW 28A.160.010 Operation of student transportation program
  • RCW 28A.160.080 School buses, rental or lease for emergency purposes 28A.160.100 School buses, transportation of general public
  • RCW 28A.160.110 School buses, authorization for parent, guardian or custodian
  • RCW 28A.160.120 Agreements with other governmental entities for transportation of public or other noncommon school purposes -Limitations
  • WAC 180-20 Driver qualifications
  • WAC 392-143 Transportation - Specifications for school buses
  • WAC 392-145 Transportation - Operation rules