Student Civil Rights
Office of Student Civil Rights
The Office of Student Civil Rights is charged with receiving, investigating and resolving student complaints of discrimination. Seattle Public Schools complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
How to Report a Discrimination Concern
Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities of the Education Amendments of 1972, often referred to as Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities, is a Federal civil rights law. Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities, which began with a focus on discrimination and ensuring equity in sports, includes a major focus on prevention of and response to incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
- What is sexual harassment and sexual assault
- How to report a sexual harassment or sexual assault concern
Title II of the ADA
Seattle Public Schools is committed to non-discrimination and ensuring that information and communications for District-sponsored programs, events, and activities is accessible to students with disabilities. This includes students who are deaf or hearing impaired as well as blind or visually impaired in accordance with Section 504 and Seeks to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) is a Federal civil rights law that is designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive Federal funds. Since all public school districts receive Federal funds, all public school districts must comply with Section 504. Under Section 504, denying a disabled student a free appropriate public education (“FAPE”) constitutes disability discrimination.
If you would like to talk with someone outside of the District about your concerns, you can contact:
Washington State OSPI Equity Civil Rights Office
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
SPS Non-Discrimination Statement
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; a disability; veteran or military status; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. Seattle Public Schools provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.