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Equity and Civil Rights

For Districts

Affirmative Action Plans
RCW 28A.640 requires districts to develop and submit a copy of their Affirmative Action Plan to OSPI.

Athletics: Annual Self-Evaluation
RCW 28A.640 and WAC 392-190-030 require districts to conduct annual self-evaluations of their athletic (interscholastic, club or intramural) programs to determine if they are providing equal opportunities for both boys and girls.

Athletics: Student Athletic Interest and Abilities Survey
WAC 392-190-040 requires districts to administer a student survey once every three years to determine male and female interest in athletic programs.

Compliance Coordinators
Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and state civil rights laws require each school district to designate at least one employee to monitor and coordinate the district’s compliance with these laws.

Consolidated Program Review: Civil Rights
Consolidated Program Review (CPR) monitors multiple federally funded programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). CPR includes a review of Civil Rights requirements.

Discipline Equity
Under state law, each district must review discipline data disaggregated by race, disability, ELL-status, and sex—at least annually—to identify disparities and monitor progress toward eliminating them.

Guidelines: Prohibiting Discrimination in Washington Public Schools
A new state law was passed in 2010, chapter 28A.642 RCW, which prohibits discrimination in Washington public schools based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. These guidelines constitute OSPI’s interpretation of the law and are provided to support school districts’ understanding of their obligations under these laws.

Newsletters (District Updates and Resources)

Nondiscrimination Statement

Trainings and Webinars


Memos & Bulletins

   Updated 12/7/2015

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