Report Address Falsification
We take many steps to ensure that our enrollment system is fair for all families. If you believe that a family has used an address other than the student's place of residence to unfairly gain admittance to a school, please contact the Service Center.
When reporting a false address, please provide as much information as possible, including:
- Student Name
- Parent/Guardian Name(s)
- School Attending
- What makes you think they are using a false address?
- Where do you believe they are really living? (Any address and/or phone number information is helpful.)
We will investigate each report to the extent possible, and whatever information you can provide will assist us in this review process.
If we determine that an addres was falsified in order to obtain an assignment to a particular school, the student's assignment (and/or waiting list status, if applicable) is subject to revocation.
We know that reporting this information may be uncomfortable. However, we want families to feel confident that the same rules and standards are being applied in all situations, and that means requiring accurate address information from all families. Every effort will be made to keep this information confidential; however, we cannot guarantee confidentiality.
How to reach Seattle Public Schools Service Center:
SPS Service Center
Seattle Public Schools
PO Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165
Claims of false addresses are investigated using a variety of methods, including the possible use of SPS Security Staff to observe and report on an address in question. These observations help us verify or refute a student's residence.
There are several factors which may allow a student to remain in their currently assigned school, even if they do not currently reside at the address provided. These may include Federal or State laws which protect certain classes of students, or Seattle Public Schools Board Policy which may allow assignment due to Special Education, English Language Learner, Safety Restrictions, or other services a student requires.