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 Seattle Public Schools 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 Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities 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. Read more in the Seattle Public Schools 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 Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities Coordinator
Washington State OSPI Equity Civil Rights Office
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
SPS Sexual Harassment Complaint Form
Instructions for submitting a formal written complaint:
Available form can be found here: SPS Discrimination Complaint Form
Please note that the use of a specific form is optional and not required. An alternative to completing the form is to send an email or provide a written document to a school leader (principal or assistant principal) or to the Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities office (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
Be as specific as possible when describing the incident(s). Your complaint is not limited to the space provided in the form, if used. You are encouraged to attach additional materials, which may assist in the resolution of your complaint.
Please be sure to include either on the form or in an email or other document the following information:
- 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).
Submit the written document or email to either the Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities Office or to any school leader (principal or assistant principal).