Thursday, March 25, 2021

Preliminary Items
1 5:00 PM

Executive Session

The Board will go into Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 to consider legal matters. The session is expected to end at 5:20 p.m.  Superintendent Ron Thiele, ISD Administrators and Attorney Charles Leitch are expected to attend. Executive Sessions are not open to the public and no action will be taken.

2 5:20 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 5:20 p.m. and end by 6:30 p.m.  Executive Sessions are not open to the public and no action will be taken.


The regular board meeting will be hybrid in-person with pre-registration and also live-streamed on Zoom or via telephone 1-253-215-8782, ID# 954 0958 5248 and follow the prompts.  You may also observe on our YouTube Channel.

Anyone wishing to attend in-person must pre-register by noon on March 25 by emailing Diane Ghanbari at or calling (425) 837-7002.  Pre-registration is required by the Miscellaneous Venues guidance provided by Governor Inslee.  If you attend the meeting in person, you must complete the attestation and temperature check.  The attestation/contact information will be kept on file for 28 days for contact tracing purposes.

Public Input can be given the following ways:

  • Via Zoom, if you are connected by a device with a microphone
  • In-person if you have pre-registered by noon on March 25
  • Email the Board at

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Ghanbari at

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.

1 file attached.
6 6:45 PM

Public Input

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

1 file attached.
7 6:50 PM

Approval of Consent Agenda

1 file attached.
8 6:55 PM

Establishment of Regular Agenda

1 file attached.
General: Discussion/Action Topics
1 7:00 PM

Education Update - Thiele

Superintendent Thiele will give an education update with a focus on spring 2021.

1 file attached.
2 7:50 PM

Naming Elementary 16 and Middle School 6 - Thiele/McKee/Coyle

Planning Principals McKee and Coyle presented the naming committees choices during the March 11 meeting.  Board action is now anticipated.

1 file attached.
3 8:10 PM

Monitoring Report EL-14 Instructional Program - Thiele

Superintendent Thiele and Administration presented EL-14 during the March 11 board meeting and will now bring additional data for this Executive Limitation.  Board action is anticipated.

2 files attached.
4 8:25 PM

Monitoring Report E-3 Civic Engagement - Thiele

The Administration will present the monitoring report for E-3 Civic Engagement.  Board action is anticipated.

2 files attached.
5 9:10 PM

Board Policy EL-2 Treatment of People and EL-12 Learning Environment, Treatment of Students - Board

The Board will conduct a "second read" with their proposed policy revisions.  Board action is anticipated during the April 22 regular board meeting.

3 files attached.
6 9:25 PM

Legislative Matters - Board (GP-3)

This is a standing opportunity to discuss educational legislation.

1 file attached.
7 9:40 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 9:50 PM

Announcements and Correspondence - Board (GP-4)

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

1 file attached.
9 9:55 PM

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

The Board will establish the School Board Meeting Calendar for the 2021-22 School Year.

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


2 files attached.
10 10:05 PM


Consent: Consent Agenda Topics

December 2020 Budget Status Report - Kuper

2 files attached.

2020-21 OSPI Asset Preservation Program Ratings Report for Indicated Buildings - Kuper/Turney

2 files attached.

Maple Hills Elementary Renovations & Additions - CO No. 1 - Kuper

1 file attached.

Liberty HS Stadium Improvements - CO No. 3 - Kuper

1 file attached.

Middle School 6 - CO No. 7 - Kuper

1 file attached.

Discovery Elementary Storm Water Drainage Easement - Kuper

1 file attached.

Minutes - Board

2 files attached.

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

1 file attached.

Certified Employee Resignations (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 (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.