NEW! A new state law was passed in 2010,
chapter 28A.642 RCW, which prohibits discrimination in Washington public schools based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. OSPI adopted final rules to implement this law in April 2011. More information, including the final rules, is available
RCW 28A.640 requires districts to develop and submit a copy of their Affirmative Action Plan to OSPI.
392-190-030 require districts to conduct annual self-evaluations of their
athletic (interscholastic, club or intramural) programs to determine if they are
providing equal opportunities for both boys and girls.
Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and state civil rights laws require each school district to designate at least one employee to monitor and coordinate the district’s compliance with these laws.
Consolidated Program Review (CPR) monitors multiple federally funded programs
under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No
Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). CPR includes a review of Civil Rights
WAC 392-190-040 requires districts to administer a student survey once every three years to determine male and female interest in athletic programs.