School districts are required by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to make sure students, families, and employees know about their rights to helps families and staff know how to resolve concerns at the local level.
The Bremerton School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, 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 in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participation in educational programs and/or extra-curricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and ADA Coordinator, Garth Steedman, at 360-473-1031, email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Section 504 Coordinator, John Welsh, at 360-473-4400, email email@example.com. Mailing address: 134 Marion Avenue North, Bremerton, WA 98312.
Bremerton School District, in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Title 8, U.S. Code, Section 1324A), will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States: therefore, all new employees will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9), issued by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. New hires are required to produce documentation that establishes one's identity and authorization to work in the United States.
School Report Cards
The Office of Superintentent of Public Instruction (OSPI) web site includes "report cards" for every school and school district. On the site, you can find:
- How schools are performing performing
- Graduation rates
- Teacher qualifications
- District spending spending per student
- A glossary and list of Frequently Asked Questions
- Data on Kindergarten Readiness (WaKIDS)
Citizen Complaint Information
A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation.
- Anyone can file a citizen complaint.
- There is no special form.
- You do not need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.
If you wish to submit a citizen complaint, information is available online:
- On the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website (http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx)
- On the Bremerton school district website (www.bremertonschools.org)
Citizen complaints - Federal Programs: The following federal programs are part of the citizen complaint process:
- Complaints that Allege Discrimination - Equity and Civil Rights
- 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
Citizen complaints against a school district, educational service district (ESD), Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). or other school service provider: Visit http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx for printable handouts that outline the five-step process for filing a citizen complaint.
For questions and additional resources:
Visit http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/QuestionsDiscrimination.aspx. If you have specific questions or need assistance, please contact:
Director of Elementary and Special Programs
Bremerton School District