Regulations Manual

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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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School Closures - 6883

Code: 6883

Adopted: 4/23/2014

The Board of Directors has the authority to consider and take action on the closure of any school for instructional purposes.

The Superintendent shall prepare a written summary containing an analysis of the rationale for, and the effects of, the proposed school closure. This summary shall be provided to the Board and available for public review prior to any public hearing.

During a ninety-day period following the provision of the written analysis and before the Board’s final decision upon any school closure, the Board shall conduct at least two hearings to receive testimony on any issues related to the closure of a school. Separate hearings shall be held for each school which is proposed to be closed.

The Superintendent shall make provision for reasonable notice of the hearing to residents affected by the proposed closure. Such notice shall contain at a minimum the date, time, place and purpose of the hearings. Notice of each hearing shall be published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks in the newspaper of general circulation in the area where the school subject to closure is located. The last notice of hearing must be published not later than seven

(7) days immediately before the final hearing. In addition to the two required notices, the principal of the affected school shall notify the parents/guardians of the students who attend the school. Such notice may be sent home via the students.

Comments received from interested parties shall be used for advisory purposes only. The final determination of the school closure shall be made by the Board.

The Board may officially close any school for emergency reasons without regard to the procedures for school closure as contained herein.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.320.010 Corporate Powers
  • RCW28A.335.020 School Closures
  • RCW28A.335.030 Emergency School Closures Exempt