Seattle Public Schools

Official Notices

Non Discrimination

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, 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:

  • Office of Student Civil Rights,, or 206-252-0306
  • Mailing Address: Seattle Public Schools, MS 32-149, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166

You can also contact:

  • Sex Discrimination Concerns
    For sex discrimination concerns, including sexual harassment, contact: Title IX Coordinator, 206-252-0367, or
  • Disability Discrimination Concerns
    For disability discrimination concerns contact: Office of Student Civil Rights, 206-252-0306, or

Employees with Concerns

For employee questions about or requests for disability related accommodations and/or complaints of alleged discrimination, including sexual harassment, contact

Staff members can also use the SPS Discrimination Complaint Form to submit a complaint in writing. The use of a particular form is optional and not required. Employees should submit the written complaint to the following:

  • Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources,, 206-252-0024 or
  • Mailing Address: Seattle Public Schools, Mailstop 33-157, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1166

Filing a Complaint

Students, parents and members of the public can submit a formal complaint, which must be in writing. The use of the SPS Discrimination Form can assist in this process:  SPS Discrimination Complaint Form


  1. Open the SPS Discrimination Complaint Form
  2. Please complete all sections of the form. Please note that the use of a specific form is not required; you can email a school leader or the Office of Student Civil Rights ( directly with the information below.
  3. Be as specific as possible when describing the incident(s). Your complaint is not limited to the space provided. You are encouraged to attach additional materials, which may assist in the investigation process.
  4. Please be sure to include the following information either on the form or in an email:
    • 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).
  5. Deliver/send/email the form or email to either the Office of Student Civil Rights or any school principal.

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 at 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 are a person with an other disability and experience issues accessing information from the Seattle Public Schools website, please contact us at or 206-252-0465 to request assistance.