Non-discrimination Complaint Procedure
Explanation of SPS Non-discrimination Complaint Procedure
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.
What is discrimination?
Discrimination is unfair or unlawful treatment of a person or group because they are part of a defined group, known as a protected class. Discrimination may include treating a person differently or denying someone access to a program, service, or activity because they are part of a protected class, or failing to accommodate a person’s disability. Discriminatory harassment is verbal or physical harassment based on a protected class.
What is a protected class?
A protected class is a group of people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination and harassment by federal, state, or local laws. Protected classes in Seattle Public Schools are those groups identified in the Non-Discrimination Statement above, such as sex, race, etc.
How do I file a complaint about discrimination?
If you believe that you or your child has experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment at school, you have the right to file a formal complaint. For a full copy of the school district’s nondiscrimination complaint procedure, call or email the Office of Student Civil Rights, 206-252-0367 or OSCR@seattleschools.org or read the Superintendent Procedure.
Before filing a complaint, you may want to discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or Seattle Public School’s Ombudsperson at 206-252-0529. This is often the fastest way to resolve your 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,
206-252-0306 or email@example.com or Seattle Public Schools, MS 32-149, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166. You can also contact:
- Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities Coordinator for sex discrimination and harassment concerns, 206-252-0367 or Title.IX@seattleschools.org
- ADA/Section 504 Grievance Coordinator for disability discrimination concerns, 206-252-0306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For employee questions about or requests for disability related accommodations and/or complaints of alleged discrimination, including sexual harassment, contact: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 206-252-0024 or email@example.com or Seattle Public Schools, Mailstop 33-157, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166.
Discrimination Complaint Procedure
Discrimination Complaint Forms