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Understanding Rights and Responsibilities in Schools

Schools have a duty safeguard students from any known or foreseeable dangers. These risks can arise from various sources such as activities, surroundings, other students, or adults involved in the school (including volunteers, contractors, chaperones, and partnerships).

Key areas of focus include:

  1. Mandatory Reporting, Staff-Student Boundaries, and Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) Prevention
  2. Gender Identity and Gender Expression Considerations
  3. Suicide Prevention Strategies

Everyone has the right to report harassment or discrimination in their workplace. To file a complaint, individuals can approach a building/department administrator or the Human Resources office. Complaints may be submitted verbally or in writing.

Resources for addressing discrimination in Washington Public Schools include:

By staying informed and vigilant, schools can create a safer and more inclusive environment for all students.

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Contact Us

Human Resources Department
18360 Caldart Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Fax (360) 396-3935

Rachel Davenport
Executive Director of Human Resources
(360) 396-3003

Janet Paeth
Assistant Director of Human Resources
(360) 396-3039

Therese Caldwell
Secretary to Executive Director
(360) 396-3007

Elizabeth Campbell
(360) 396-3008

Josephine Urie
Personnel Specialist
(360) 396-3005

Angela Wageman
Personnel Specialist
(360) 396-3006