Families and Communities

Community Engagement at Seattle Public Schools

A High Performing District includes Effective Leadership, Accountability, Effective Organizational Systems and an Engaged Community

Community Partnerships

In collaboration with community partners and SPS leadership, the School and Community Partnership Department ensures that the needs and strengths of every student are known and partner services are differentiated to support students’ academic and social-emotional growth, acceleration, and success.


Information about how to donate specific items and schools.

School-Family Partnerships

We recognize that when families are engaged in their children's education they achieve higher grades, have better attendance and behavior, complete more homework, and demonstrate a more positive attitude toward education.


District Ombudsperson works to ensures all members of the Seattle Public Schools community receive fair and equitable treatment in matters of concern or complaint.


Advocacy groups, such as Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSAs) and other parent-teacher organizations (PTOs) help make our schools vibrant learning communities.

Student Civil Rights

Learn about the policies and procedures that protect SPS students.

Task Forces and Committees

Seattle Public Schools has a number of Task Forces and Committees created to address specific issues, programs and School Board priorities.


Seattle Public Schools is grateful for each parent and community member who contributes to the success of students. We have thousands of volunteers who work in a variety of capacities in Seattle Public Schools.

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