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The school board represents a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education.

School Board Overview

The local school board is a uniquely American institution that has made public schools flexible and responsive to the needs of local communities. It represents a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education.

The Issaquah School Board generally meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month with a few exceptions. Community linkage meetings and/or work study sessions are also held prior to board meetings throughout the school year.

School Board Correspondence

Only one copy of correspondence addressed to the Board of Directors is necessary. Board members will each receive copies.  Please note that all correspondence is subject to public records requests.

Role of the School Board

The school board represents a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education. Members focus on:

  • Establishing school district goals;
  • Providing for program development activities;
  • Overseeing the financial affairs of the district;
  • Adopting operating policies;
  • Assuring systematic review and evaluation of all phases of the school program; and
  • Advocating on behalf of students and schools.

The Issaquah School Board has five members, elected for four-year terms. For more information on school boards, visit the Washington State School Directors' Association website.

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