August 25, 2015
NEW — 5:55 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015
Parents from three Issaquah elementary schools received letters last week informing them their schools were failing under federal standards.
Briarwood, Clark and Issaquah Valley elementary schools have failed to meet the standards established under the No Child Left Behind act. The school principals explained, however, the standards are nearly impossible to achieve — 100 percent of students must meet proficiency standards in schools this year to meet their Adequate Yearly Progress under NCLB, regardless of special needs or English language mastery.
June 10, 2015
Several Issaquah schools were among 55 schools the King County Green Schools Program is recognizing this month for conservation achievements.
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
Lori Martin recognized as outstanding leader
Lori Martin was presented with the Nurse Assessment Coordinator of the Year award May 6 at the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination Annual Conference in New Orleans.
April 28, 2015
The Issaquah PTSA Council recently recognized the Issaquah School District’s outstanding volunteers at a reception at Swedish Hospital.
Congratulations to the following award recipients:
Council — Golden Acorn: Korista Smith-Barney, Becky Gordon and Dawn Peschek; Outstanding Advocate: Dianne Bugge; Honorary Life Membership: Caroline Brown
March 17, 2015
The Issaquah School District announced this year’s Reflections art contest winners, who will have a chance to compete at the state level this spring. Students in every grade are eligible to compete in several different categories.
February 3, 2015
The Issaquah School District is accepting applications for children to participate as “Peer Models” in its Early Childhood Special Education Preschool for the 2015-16 school year.
The district provides special education services and peer model tuition programs for children ages 3-5.
January 30, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 30, 2015
Drivers traveling beside Sunset Elementary School would do well to watch their speeds, after the Bellevue Police Department announced it is installing a speed-zone camera system.
The school-zone speed camera will catch speeders — even if no officers are around to ticket violators. The speed limit in a school zone is 20 mph.
The camera will be at 4400 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. in the southbound direction only. The placement was determined based on accident and speed data from the location.
Photo enforcement infractions result in a $124 fine. Infractions issued by photo are not moving violations and will not appear on an offender’s driving record. Read more
June 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
Last month’s U.S. Department of Education decision to revoke Washington state’s No Child Left Behind waiver is starting to filter down to school districts and individual buildings.
At the Issaquah School Board’s May 14 meeting, officials discussed the loss of the waiver, which was officially announced April 24. Washington had been one of 43 states with the waiver, allowing it to deviate from NCLB, a nationwide accountability system for public schools that has been in place since 2001.