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Citizen Complaints – Federal Programs

Complaints that Allege DiscriminationEquity 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.

File a Citizen Complaint Against a School District, ESD or Other School Service Provider
This page — and the printable handouts below — outline the 5-step process through which a citizen can file a complaint against a school district, educational service district (ESD) or other school service provider (subgrantee).
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File a Citizen Complaint Against OSPI
This page — and the printable handouts below — outline the 4-step process through which a citizen can file a complaint against OSPI.
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Federal Programs @OSPI

  • Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
  • Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children
  • Title I, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk
  • Title II, Part A Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
  • Title III Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
  • Title III, Part A English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement
  • Title IV 21st Century Schools
  • Title IV, Part B 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Title V Promoting Informed Parental Choice and Innovative Programs
  • Title VI, Part B, Subgrant 2 Rural and Low-Income Schools
  • Title IX General Provisions
  • Title IX, Part E (Section 9532) Unsafe School Choice Option

Other Resources & Organizations
Questions related to discrimination and professional practices


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Citizen Complaint Process

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

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