Citizen Complaints - Federal Programs
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Citizen Complaints - Federal Programs

Complaints that Allege Discrimination - Equity and Civil Rights

Complaints Related to Federal Programs
A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation that applies to a federal program.

  • Anyone can file a citizen complaint.
  • There is no special form.
  • There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.

The following federal programs are part of the citizen complaint process:

Title Programs
Title I, A Programs and services for struggling learners
Title I, C Migrant Education
Title I, D Institutional Education
Title I, G Advanced Placement
Title II, A Teacher & Principal Quality
Title III Limited English Proficient & Immigrant Students — Language Instruction
Title IV, B 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Title VI Rural Education Achievement Program
Title VII Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native Education

File a Citizen Complaint Against a School District, Educational Service District (ESD) or Other School Service Provider (Subgrantee)
This printable handouts below outline the 5-step process through which a citizen can file a complaint against a school district or other school service provider.
English | Russian | Spanish | Vietnamese

File a Citizen Complaint Against OSPI
This printable handouts below outline the 4-step process through which a citizen can file a complaint against OSPI.
English | Russian | Spanish | Vietnamese

Other Resources & Organizations
Who to contact if you have questions related to discrimination and professional practices


Ask a Question
Citizen Complaint Process

Questions | Phone (360) 725-6100 | TTY (360) 664-3631 | FAX (360) 586-3305

Mail Your Question
Attn: Citizen Complaint - Title I, Part A
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504

   Updated 8/11/2017

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