Issaquah teachers plan walkout to protest state funding

May 13, 2015

NEW — 4:15 p.m. May 13, 2015

Issaquah students will not have class May 19, as district teachers join the statewide protest decrying the lack of legislative action to fully fund basic education.

Issaquah School District Superintendent Ron Thiele announced the one-day walkout in an email May 13, adding that a make-up day will be added to the end of the school year.

Before-school activities are canceled May 19, but after-school activities, including sports, will continue as usual. Schedules for state assessments underway will be adjusted at the school level, Thiele said.

The superintendent added that he could not “endorse” the walkout, and he regretted the “negative impact” to district students and families. Read more

Next superintendent discusses job

February 26, 2013

Ron Thiele maybe the associate superintendent now, but come July 1, he’s dropping the associate and stepping in as the superintendent of the Issaquah School District. Thiele took the time last week to answer a few questions from The Issaquah Press.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Ron Thiele drops the associate from his title and becomes the Issaquah School District’s superintendent July 1.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Ron Thiele drops the associate from his title and becomes the Issaquah School District’s superintendent July 1.

Q: What is your overarching education philosophy?

A: Public schools should strive to create the best overall experience possible for every student in order to prepare them to embrace the academic and practical challenges in front of them. My philosophy is very aligned with the mission of the Issaquah School District.

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Issaquah School Board hires from within for new superintendent

February 19, 2013

Ron Thiele promoted to replace retiring Steve Rasmussen

Ron Thiele

Ron Thiele

It’s been a little more than a month since the Issaquah School District found out it needed to go shopping for a new superintendent, but it’s already found one: Ron Thiele.

The school board unanimously voted Feb. 13 to hire the district’s associate superintendent to succeed outgoing Superintendent Steve Rasmussen when he retires June 30.

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Issaquah School Board hires new superintendent

February 13, 2013

New: Feb. 13, 10:32 p.m.

It’s been a little more than a month since the Issaquah School District found out it needed to go shopping for a new superintendent but it’s already found one: Ron Thiele.

The school board unanimously voted Feb. 13 to hire the district’s associate superintendent to succeed outgoing superintendent Steve Rasmussen when he retires June 30. Read more