May 20, 2015
NEW – 6 a.m. May 20, 2015
Local voters will help whittle down two crowded Issaquah City Council races in an August primary.
King County candidate filing week came to a close May 15 with a total of seven candidates vying for two spots on the Issaquah City Council.
Current Council President Paul Winterstein did file to retain his Position No. 6 spot, drawing three challengers along the way.
May 12, 2015
A committee of parents, principals and other educational leaders has approved a plan that would ask Issaquah School District voters for more than a half-billion dollars to build four new schools and modernize several others.
At a May 6 meeting, the district’s bond feasibility and development committee approved a package that would raise $518.5 million in voter-approved funds. The bond measure would likely appear on ballots in spring 2016.
May 12, 2015
Help make school start times later
Issaquah has joined the national Start School Later movement, where health care professionals, sleep scientists, educators, economists, legislators, parents and students are united in their concern that early school start times for teenagers are a major factor contributing to the widespread sleep deprivation facing teens, and that this constitutes a significant public health concern.
April 21, 2015
Julia Bamba, an assistant principal at Issaquah High School, will become principal at the Issaquah School District’s new alternative high school, set to open in fall 2016.
Bamba will begin working immediately to help plan the development of the new school, a district news release stated.
March 31, 2015
Results from a new survey show Issaquah School District students aren’t very different from students around the state when it comes to using alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and other behavior.
At a March 25 study session, district officials shared results of the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey with Issaquah School Board members.
March 30, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 30, 2015
Community members interested in serving on the Issaquah School Board can learn about the process for applying and running for office at an informational meeting April 2.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building, 565 N.W. Holly St.
Three current board members will be in attendance to offer their perspective, share their experiences and answer questions.
March 25, 2015
Three years ago, Issaquah School District voters approved a $219 million bond measure to refurbish and expand several facilities.
Next year, they’ll likely be asked to do something similar.
Issaquah officials have formed a bond feasibility committee, which will work for the next two months to study options for a ballot proposal that could be presented to voters in the first half of 2016.
March 17, 2015
State legislators descended on their Eastside jurisdictions March 14, holding open houses in Bellevue and Issaquah.
At Bellevue’s Somerset Elementary School, one main topic was education, with dozens of teachers outside, and later inside, carrying signs mostly declaring, “It’s time to fully fund education.”
February 10, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Connie Fletcher to another term on the Washington State Board of Education.
Fletcher joined the board in 2009 and currently serves on its executive committee.
February 3, 2015
Because Issaquah School Board Director Brian Deagle will not seek re-election at the end of his term in November, a new director will need to be elected.
Deagle, who will have served nine years, will continue through the end of his current term, through November.