Non Discrimination

Seattle Public Schools provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunities

Seattle Public Schools, SPS, 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. SPS also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

SPS complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VI 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 and members of the public, the following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Office of Student Civil Rights, 206-252-0306, or oscr@seattleschools.org, or by mail at Seattle Public Schools, MS 32-149, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166. In that department:

  • Sex Discrimination Concerns
    For sex discrimination concerns, including sexual harassment, contact: Title IX Coordinator, 206-252-0367, or Title.IX@seattleschools.org
  • Disability Discrimination Concerns
    For disability discrimination concerns contact: ADA/Section 504 Grievance Coordinator, 206-252-0178, or accessibility@seattleschools.org

Filing a Complaint
Students, parents and members of the public can file a complaint by completing and submitting the Seattle Public Schools Discrimination Complaint form.

SPS Discrimination Complaint Form

Employees with Concerns

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, Seattle Public Schools, Mailstop 33-157, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166, 206-252-0024, or hreeoc@seattleschools.org.

Other Contacts

For information on the SPS’s prohibitions against sexual harassment, please visit our Title IX webpage.

For language assistance, translation and interpretation, please visit SPS’ Translation and Interpretation website.

For information about how the public can request communications assistance at meetings, events and other activities, visit our ADA Access webpage.

For information on Accessible Technology and Resources, please visit SPS’ Accessible Educational Resources Portal.

Visit SPS’ Special Education page for information on Special Education Services.

Visit SPS’ Student Section 504 procedures for more information about how to request assistance and services for students with disabilities.

Website Accessibility

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 assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us 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 use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us at accessibility@seattleschools.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.



Updated 06/19/2016 

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