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
- Mail to:
Board of Directors
Issaquah School District
5150 220th Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
- E-mail to the School Board
Only one copy of correspondence addressed to the Board of Directors is necessary. Board members and the Superintendent will each receive copies. Please note that all correspondence is subject to public disclosure laws.
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.
- ISD School Board Handbook 2021
- National School Boards Association website
- About the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA)
- WSSDA's webpage "Serving on Your Local School Board"
- WSSDA's Handbook "Serving on Your Local School Board: A Foundation for Success"
- WSSDA - For New School Directors
- WSSDA Onboard