Thursday, January 28, 2021

Preliminary Items

In light of Governor Inslee's extension of the Open Public Meeting Act wavier, the board meeting will be held via Zoom.

You may observe this meeting by clicking on this link or you may listen by calling 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID# 935 3947 0942 and follow the prompts.

Zoom capacity for this meeting is 300 people.  A recording of this meeting will be posted on our website and you may also watch live on the ISD YouTube Channel.

There will be an opportunity to give public input if you have joined the Zoom meeting via computer with microphone by clicking on the above link. If you are phoning into the meeting, you will not be able to give public input during the meeting.  You may submit your comments in writing to

If you have questions, please contact Diane Ghanbari.

2 5:00 PM

Executive Session - The Issaquah School Board, Superintendent Thiele and members of the Administration will go into an Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.140 related to collective bargaining.  This session will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end by 6:00 p.m.  In accordance with Governor Inslee’s waiver of the Open Public Meeting Act, the session will be held remotely.  Executive Sessions are not open to the public and no action will be taken.

3 6:00 PM

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

1 file attached.
4 6:05 PM

Student Input

This is a standing opportunity for student to dialog with the Board.

1 file attached.
5 6:15 PM

Public Input

This is an opportunity for public input on items not already scheduled for discussion on the meeting agenda.

1 file attached.
6 6:20 PM

Approval of Consent Agenda

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7 6:25 PM

Establishment of Regular Agenda

1 file attached.
General: Discussion/Action Topics
1 6:30 PM

Reopening Schools to In-Person Hybrid Learning - Board

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2 7:00 PM

Student Mental Health Presentation - Thiele/Ridenour

Pam Ridenour, Director of ISD Counseling, will discuss student mental health.

1 file attached.
3 7:45 PM

High School Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2025 - Thiele

The Administration will present the graduation requirements for the class of 2025.  Board action is anticipated.

8 files attached.
4 8:00 PM

Monitoring Report EL-16 Equity - Thiele

The Administration will present the annual monitoring report EL-16 Equity.  Board action is anticipated.

2 files attached.
5 8:40 PM

Capital Projects Update - Kuper/Mullins (GP-3)

The Administration will give a district-wide update on construction projects.

1 file attached.
6 8:55 PM

Legislative Matters - Board (GP-3)

This is a standing opportunity to discuss educational legislation.

1 file attached.
7 9:10 PM

Works in Progress - Thiele (EL-8)

This is a standing opportunity for the Superintendent to provide a brief status report on various projects and activities in the District.

1 file attached.
8 9:20 PM

Announcements and Correspondence - Board (GP-4)

This is a standing opportunity for the Board to share announcements and correspondence.

1 file attached.
9 9:25 PM

Calendar and Future Agenda Topics - Board (GP-2)

The Board will review/identify topics for future board meeting agendas and other special calendar items, as well as schedule special meetings/work sessions.

1 file attached.
10 9:35 PM


Consent: Consent Agenda Topics

Sept - Oct 2020 Budget Status Report - Kuper

2 files attached.

Resolution 1159 Summer School Petty Cash Removal - Kuper

2 files attached.

Middle School No.6 - Change Order No. 6 - Kuper/Mullins

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Gifts - Almy/Bongard

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Minutes - Board

2 files attached.

Certified Employee Leaves of Absence (2021-2022) - Fowler

1 file attached.

Certified Employee Resignations/Retirements/Terminations (2020-2021) - Fowler

1 file attached.

Supplemental Contracts/Employment Agreements - Fowler

1 file attached.

Classified New Employees (2020-2021) - Fowler

1 file attached.

Classified Employee Resignations/Retirements/Terminations (2020-2021) - Fowler

1 file attached.

Guidelines for public participation at board meetings

Board meetings are open to the public. They are designed to conduct board business rather than to serve as a public hearing, unless a public hearing is scheduled. Individuals wishing to give public comment on a specific agenda item where public comment is being accepted should wait to be recognized by the Board President during that agenda item. All other public comment should be given under the agenda item Public Comment. In the interest of time management, individual input is limited to two minutes. An individual may also submit a prepared statement to be given to the board secretary prior to the oral presentation.

Comments/concerns relative to district personnel should not be heard in public; rather, they should be directed through the Parent Complaints Against District Employees policy, obtained through the superintendent's office at (425) 837-7002.