Equal Educational and Employment Opportunities
Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Public Schools, provides Equal Educational Opportunities and Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex; race; creed; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; economic status; sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. Seattle Public Schools also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Seattle Public Schools complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to: Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities of the Education Amendments of 1972; Prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in any program of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; and the Washington Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60. SPS’s compliance includes, but is not limited to all district programs, courses, activities, including extra-curricular activities, services, and access to facilities.
Students and Members of the Public with Concerns
For students, parents/caregivers, and members of the public, the Office of Student Civil Rights has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination in Seattle Public Schools:
- Office of Student Civil Rights, email@example.com, or 206-252-0306
- Mailing Address: Seattle Public Schools, MS 32-149, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166
You can also contact:
- Sex Discrimination Concerns
For sex discrimination concerns, including sexual harassment, contact: Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities Coordinator, 206-252-0367, or Title.IX@seattleschools.org
- Disability Discrimination Concerns
For disability discrimination concerns contact: Office of Student Civil Rights, 206-252-0306, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Employees with Concerns
For employee questions about or requests for disability related accommodations and/or complaints of alleged discrimination, including sexual harassment, contact email@example.com.
Staff members can also use the Seattle Public Schools Discrimination Complaint Form to submit a complaint in writing. The use of a particular form is optional and not required. Employees should submit the written complaint to the following:
- Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-252-0024 or
- Mailing Address: Seattle Public Schools, Mailstop 33-157, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166
Filing a Complaint
Students, parents and members of the public can submit a formal complaint, which must be in writing. The use of the Seattle Public Schools Discrimination Form can assist in this process: SPS Discrimination Complaint Form
- Open the Seattle Public Schools Discrimination Complaint Form
- Please complete all sections of the form. Please note that the use of a specific form is not required; you can email a school leader or the Office of Student Civil Rights (email@example.com) directly with the information below.
- Be as specific as possible when describing the incident(s). Your complaint is not limited to the space provided. You are encouraged to attach additional materials, which may assist in the investigation process.
- Please be sure to include the following information either on the form or in an email:
- the date(s),
- the description of 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).
- Deliver/send/email the form or email to either the Office of Student Civil Rights or any school principal.
Our websites are the result of extensive planning and collaboration with educators, staff and families.
Seattle Public Schools is committed to providing access to all individuals—with or without disabilities—seeking information on our website. To provide this information, we’ve created our website based on the standards outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
If you use Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, that is used to (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced and your contact information. We’ll contact you and attempt to provide the information you’re seeking.
If you are a person with an other disability and experience issues accessing information from the Seattle Public Schools website, please contact us at email@example.com or 206-252-0465 to request assistance.