Information for Families: Civil Rights in Washington Schools

Find information about rights under nondiscrimination laws for students, families, and communities.

Information, Resources, & FAQs

These are some of the most common nondiscrimination topics that come up in Washington state K-12 public schools.

Contact your District

Each school district in Washington has designated coordinators who are responsible for responding to questions and concerns about possible discrimination, including a civil rights compliance coordinator, a Title IX officer, and a Section 504 coordinator. A discussion with these coordinators is often the best first step you can take to address a concern about possible discrimination. Share what happened and let the coordinator know what they can do to help resolve the problem.

Discrimination Complaint Options

If parents, students, school staff, or community members believe that a student has experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment, there are steps they can take to resolve these concerns.