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

Capital Projects - 6900

Code: 6900

Adopted: 9/13/1997

Last Revised Date: 4/20/2006

The administration of the Issaquah School District shall employ the following guidelines with regard to capital projects.

  1. When establishing budgets for capital projects, the administration shall identify all anticipated costs for each proposed project. Projects may include a contingency amount equal to 10% of the total project budget to be used for unanticipated The contingency may be reduced at the time of bid award to no less than 5% of the construction bid amount (including state sales tax).
  2. Interest earnings in the Capital Project funds shall be used as overall contingency for projects These funds, however, shall be used conservatively. Whenever a project goes over budget requiring use of these funds, the Board shall be notified via the capital projects financial report.
  3. The superintendent/designee may approve changes to a contract amount up to 10% of the project construction contract in emergency i.e., situations in which failure to promptly approve a change will result in substantial delay and/or increased costs to the project contract amount.
  4. Emergency changes to a contract amount that exceed 10% of the construction contract, shall require approval of both the superintendent and the Board president. In such cases, the Board will be notified immediately followed by Board approval at their next available Board meeting.
  5. Change orders for capital projects contracts which were formally bid shall be approved by the Board.
  6. Board items related to an individual capital project shall be placed on the Board meeting consent agenda if the project meets the goals and objectives of the project's educational specifications, is within budget, and maintains the required Board items related to projects not meeting these criteria shall be placed on the regular agenda.