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}}{{TOCnestright (Sunshine Review)}}'''Issaquah School District''' is a [[Washington school districts|school district]] in [[Washington]] that served 17,926 K-12 students. The district is the 16th largest based on enrollment in the state of Washington.<ref name=cohort>[http://www.k12.wa.us/SchFacilities/Programs/CohortProjections/2012/King.pdf ''Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction,'' "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," Accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Issaquah School District''' is a [[Washington school districts|school district]] in [[Washington]] that served 17,926 K-12 students. The district is the 16th largest based on enrollment in the state of Washington.<ref name=cohort>[http://www.k12.wa.us/SchFacilities/Programs/CohortProjections/2012/King.pdf ''Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction,'' "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," Accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==About the district==
 
==About the district==

Revision as of 16:43, 18 January 2014

Issaquah School District
Issaquah, Washington
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District Profile
Superintendent:Ron Thiele
Enrollment:17,926
Graduation rate:91.1%
Number of schools:24
Budget: $167.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Brian Deagle
Board members:5
Term length:4
Issaquah School District is a school district in Washington that served 17,926 K-12 students. The district is the 16th largest based on enrollment in the state of Washington.[1]

About the district

Issaquah School District is located in King County, Washington
Issaquah School District serves the City of Issaquah as well as portions of Bellevue, Renton and Sammamish in King County, Washington. The population of Issaquah was 30,434 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Issaquah outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.5%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Issaquah's median income at $87,038, while the state median income was $58,890. Issaquah had a poverty rate of 2.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[2]

Superintendent

The current Superintendent of Issaquah School District is Ron Thiele. He was appointed to the position in February 2013 to replace Steve Rasmussen. Thiele has worked in the district since 2001 and previously served as Associate Superintendent.[4]

School board

The Issaquah Board of Directors consists of five members each elected to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.[5]

Issaquah Board of Directors
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Anne Moore 1 2011 2015
Marnie Maraldo 2 2009 2017
Brian Deagle 3 2006 2015
Lisa Callan 4 2013 2017
Suzanne Weaver 5 2007 2015

School board elections

See also: Issaquah School District elections (2013)

Members of the Boards of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were on the ballot in November 5, 2013 and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.

Budget

Issaquah School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[6]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $153,293,543 50.8% $7,405,273 2.5% $106,939,506 35.4% $34,350,697 11.4% $0 0% $301,989,019
Averages: $153,293,543 51% $7,405,273 2% $106,939,506 35% $34,350,697 11% $0 0% $301,989,019

Teacher salaries

Issaquah School District employed 889 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule in effect through the 2013-2014 school year:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 34,080 38,851
BA 15 34,080 39,413
BA 30 34,080 41,188
BA 45 34,538 46,628
BA 60 35,539 49,316
BA 75 37,328 50,970
BA 90 39,427 58,008
BA 135 42,126 60,818
MA 40,858 58,008
MA 45 42,126 60,818
MA 90 44,825 63,628

Unions

Teachers in the district are represented in negotiations by the Issaquah Education Association (IEA). The current President of IEA is Phyllis Runyon.[8]

Schools in district

Enrollment

The district served 17,926 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Issaquah School District experienced a 10.9% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 16,160 -
2009 16,525 2.4
2010 16,881 2.3
2011 17,313 2.6
2012 17,926 3.6

District schools

Issaquah School District operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Academic performance

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.

Issaquah School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary school level.[10]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 83.7 81.8
4 87.7 83.6
5 87.3 83.8
6 84.3 83.6
7 88.2 82.5
8 83.8 77.1
10 93.5 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2011-2012
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School No Yes
Middle School Yes Yes
High School Yes Yes

Contact information

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Board of Directors
Issaquah School District
565 NW Holly Street
Issaquah, WA 98027-2899
Email: schoolboard@issaquah.wednet.edu

Website evaluation

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Transparency grading process
Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites

Last rated on May 23, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • 2012-2013 budget updates are posted.[11]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are listed with contact information in the directory.[12]
  • Elected Officials
    • School Board members are listed with contact information.[5]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule is posted.[13]
    • Meeting agendas and minutes are available.[14]
  • Audits
    • 2010-2011 audit is posted.[15]
  • Contracts
    • Collective bargaining agreements are posted.[16]
  • Public Records
    • Information and request form available for public records.[17]
  • Academics
    • Academic performance is noted.[18]

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Vendor contracts and bids are not posted.
  • Budget
    • Budgets are not available.
  • Audits
    • Previous audits are not posted.
  • Taxes
    • Tax information is not provided.
  • Background Checks
    • Background check policy is not available.

See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," Accessed August 21, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Issaquah," Accessed August 21, 2013
  3. King County Elections, "Election Archive," Accessed August 1, 2013
  4. Issaquah School District, "Associate superintendent Ron Thiele to take over top job in July," February 19, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Issaquah School District, "School Board," Accessed August 21, 2013
  6. Issaquah School District, "Annual Budget Fiscal Year 2013-14," accessed December 3, 2013
  7. Issaquah School District, " 2010-2011 Certificated Salary Schedule," Accessed August 20, 2013
  8. Issaquah Education Association, "Executive Board," Accessed August 21, 2013
  9. Issaquah School District, "Our Schools," Accessed August 21, 2013
  10. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," Accessed August 21, 2013
  11. Issaquah School District, "2012-2013 Budget," Accessed August 21, 2013
  12. Issaquah School District, "Directories," Accessed August 21, 2013
  13. Issaquah School District, "Schedule," Accessed August 21, 2013
  14. Issaquah School District, "Agendas and Minutes 2013," Accessed August 21, 2013
  15. 2010-2011 Issaquah School District, "Audit," Accessed August 21, 2013
  16. Issaquah School District, "Labor Agreements," Accessed August 21, 2013
  17. Issaquah School District, "Request for Public Records," Accessed August 21, 2013
  18. Issaquah School District, "Assessment," Accessed August 21, 2013