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:
- Mandatory Reporting, Staff-Student Boundaries, and Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) Prevention
- Gender Identity and Gender Expression Considerations
- 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.