Thursday, February 11, 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# 943 2244 9946 and follow the prompts.

Zoom capacity for this meeting is 300 people.  A recording of this meeting will be posted on our website the week following the meeting.  You can 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 5:30 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 5:30 PM

Work Study - Review of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

4 6:30 PM

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

1 file attached.
5 6:35 PM

Student Input

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

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6 6:45 PM

Public Input

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

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7 6:50 PM

Approval of Consent Agenda

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8 6:55 PM

Establishment of Regular Agenda

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General: Discussion/Action Topics
1 7:00 PM

Work Study Review - Board

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2 7:10 PM

Update on Grades K-3 Return to In-Person Hybrid Learning and Impact on Remote Learning - Board

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3 7:40 PM

Update on Grades 4-12 Return to In-Person Hybrid Learning - Board

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4 8:10 PM

High School Report Out on D's and F's - Thiele

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5 8:30 PM

Boundary Review Committee's Recommendation to the Superintendent - Thiele

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6 9:00 PM

District Budget Development Guidelines for 2021-22 - Thiele/Kuper

The Administration will present the Budget Development Guidelines for 2020-21 and outline critical steps and target dates.

2 files attached.
7 9:30 PM

Legislative Matters - Board (GP-3)

This is a standing opportunity to discuss educational legislation.

1 file attached.
8 9:45 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.

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9 9:55 PM

Announcements and Correspondence - Board (GP-4)

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

1 file attached.
10 10:00 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.
11 10:10 PM


Consent: Consent Agenda Topics

November 2020 Budget Status Report - Kuper

2 files attached.

Maple Hills Elementary School Renovations and Addition - Authorization for Superintendent to Issue Notice of Intent to Award Contract and Notice to Proceed - Kuper

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Resolution 1160 Request for a 3-Year Waiver from 180 School Day Requirement - Bongard

2 files attached.

Vouchers - Kuper

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Gifts - Almy/Bongard

1 file attached.

Minutes - Board

4 files attached.

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

1 file attached.

Certified Employee Resignations, Retirements and Nonrenewals (2020-2021) - Fowler

1 file attached.

Supplemental Contracts/Employment Agreements - Fowler

1 file attached.

Classified New Employees (2020-2021) - Fowler

1 file attached.

Ratification of Agreement – Custodial, Maintenance, Ground Keeping, Warehouse and Warehouse Truck Driving Employees – 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.