Equity and Civil Rights
Equity and Civil Rights ensures that each student has equal access to public education without discrimination.
Washington state law prohibits discrimination in public schools on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, age, and honorably discharged veteran or military status.
Informal and formal dispute resolution options available under state and federal law for complaints about discrimination. In addition, these pages include contact information for each school district and charter school’s civil rights coordinators.
Find information about rights under nondiscrimination laws for students, families, and communities.
Information for school districts on their obligations under state and federal nondiscrimination laws. For example, guidance, tools, resources, professional development, and sample materials.
State and federal nondiscrimination laws and regulations that apply to Washington public schools, including OSPI’s Guidelines for eliminating discrimination in public schools.