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    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. 

    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.

    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

    ​Grievance Procedure

    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 accessibility@seattleschools.org and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced and your contact information.

    Affirmative Action Plan

    Clover Codd, Affirmative Action Officer clcodd@seattleschools.org

    School Board Policies

    • 3210  Acts or Hostility, Defamation or Discrimination (Anti-Discrimination Statement)
    • 3207  Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
    • 3208  Sexual Harassment

    Contact the Equal Employment Office

    Mailing Address
    Seattle Public Schools
    PO Box 34165
    Mail Stop 33-157
    Seattle, WA 98124-1165
    hreeoc@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0024

    Non Discrimination Links

    SPS Non Discrimination Statement

    Accessibility Education Resources Portal

    ADA Access

    Title IX

    Web and Technology Accessibility FAQ