Thursday, May 13, 2021

Preliminary Items
1 5:00 PM

Executive Session

 The Board will be going into Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 to consider personnel matters. The Executive Session will last 15 minutes.  Executive Sessions are not open to the public and no action will be taken.

2 5:15 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 last 45 minutes.  Executive Sessions are not open to the public and no action will be taken.


The regular board meeting will be hybrid with pre-registration for in-person and also live-streamed on Zoom or via telephone 1-253-215-8782, ID# 994 3575 7490 and follow the prompts.  You may also observe on our YouTube Channel.

Anyone wishing to attend in-person must pre-register by noon on May 13 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 May 13
  • Email the Board at

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Ghanbari at

4 6:00 PM

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

1 file attached.
5 6:05 PM

Student Input

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

1 file attached.
6 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.
7 6:20 PM

Approval of Consent Agenda

1 file attached.
8 6:25 PM

Establishment of Regular Agenda

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

Board Retreat Report-Out - Board

The Board held a retreat/work session on April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will now give a report.

1 file attached.
2 6:40 PM

Resolution 1163 Program Restoration Parameters - Board

Resolution 1163 was first brought before the Board on April 22. Board action is now anticipated.

2 files attached.
3 7:25 PM

Education Update - Thiele

Superintendent Thiele will update the Board on education in the District, followed by Board discussion.  

1 file attached.
4 7:55 PM

EL-2 Treatment of People - Thiele

The Administration will present monitoring report EL-2.  The report is attached to the agenda for review.  Board action is anticipated.

2 files attached.
5 8:25 PM

First Read of proposed change to GP-5 - Board

Board action is anticipated during the May 27 board meeting.

2 files attached.
6 8:30 PM

Legislative Matters - Board (GP-3)

This is a standing opportunity to discuss educational legislation.

1 file attached.
7 8:45 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.

1 file attached.
8 8:55 PM

Announcements and Correspondence - Board (GP-4)

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

1 file attached.
9 9:00 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.
10 9:10 PM


Consent: Consent Agenda Topics

February 2021 Budget Status Report - Kuper

2 files attached.

Liberty High School 2021 Graduation Requirements - Thiele/Hood

1 file attached.

2021 ISD Summer Athletics and Activities - Hood

1 file attached.

Resolution 1162 Annual WIAA Renewal - Hood

2 files attached.

Bates Technical College 2021-2022 Interlocal Cooperative Agreement of Education Services - Kuper

2 files attached.

Vouchers - Kuper

2 files attached.

Minutes - Board

3 files attached.

Certificated Employee Contracts (2021-2022) – Fowler

1 file attached.

Certificated Employee Leaves of Absence (2021-2022) – Fowler

1 file attached.

Certificated Employee Resignations/Retirements/Nonrenewals (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.