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Equity and Civil Rights

For Districts
Affirmative Action Plans and Policies

An affirmative action plan can support school districts' efforts in promoting educational excellence through equal employment opportunities and nondiscrimination within their schools.

Under WAC 392-190-0592, each school district and public charter school must develop an affirmative action employment plan or program that includes appropriate provisions designed to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

While school districts and public charter schools are still required to develop affirmative action employment programs, these programs no longer need to be filed with OSPI. However, school districts and public charter schools must maintain these programs and make them available to OSPI upon request.

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Statutes and Regulations


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