How to Get Help or File a Complaint

Seattle Public Schools has designated staff responsible for responding to, investigating, and resolving complaints.

If you believe that you or an SPS student or staff member has been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, you can report the incident(s) to any school staff member or the District's Title IX Coordinator. Read the definitions of sexual assault and sexual harassment on our What is Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment webpage.

Additional information can be found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on pages 18, 27, and 31 under sections D-315, D-320, E-215, and E-920. Read more in the SPS Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

You can report Sexual Harassment to any school staff member, or to any of the following designated officials:

Your School Compliance Official 
The principal (or designee) of your school

Seattle Public Schools Title IX Coordinator 

Washington State OSPI Equity Civil Rights Office 

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights 

SPS Sexual Harassment Complaint Form


  1. Open the SPS Discrimination Complaint Form
  2. Please complete all sections of the form.
  3. Be as specific as possible when discussing the incidents. Your complaint is not limited to the space provided. You are encouraged to attach additional materials, which may assist in the investigation process.
  4. Please be sure to include the:
    • the date(s),
    • the incident(s) that occurred,
    • the name(s) of the person(s) involved, and
    • the name(s) of those who may have witnessed the incident(s).
  5. Sign it and deliver the original form to either the District Title IX Coordinator or any school principal.


If you have any questions regarding the complaint process and/or complaint form, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Phone: 206-252-0367

Mailing Address:
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Student Civil Rights
Seattle Public Schools
MS 32-149
P.O. Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Updated 9/16/2016

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