Dispute Resolution

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OSPI Citizen Complaint – free, easy, requires a) an instance where a school district or other public agency allegedly violated the IDEA or regulations implementing the IDEA; b)  occurrence within the previous year.

File a Citizen Complaint

Sample Form (English). Other languages available at the link above

Complaint Decisions

Civil Rights Complaint – 

DOE Office of Civil Rights – The Office for Civil Rights enforces five federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.

Protecting Students with Disabilities from Discrimination

OSPI Equity and Civil Rights Office – According to their site “We are dedicated to providing students and families with information about their civil rights and raising awareness of barriers to equal access and civil rights responsibilities within public schools.”


to be continued…