Non-Discrimination

The Richland School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This applies to all educational programs, extra-curricular activities, and employment. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: 

Title IX Coordinators: 

Section 504 Coordinators: 

Civil Rights Coordinator and Compliance Coordinator for State/Federal Law: 

The Richland School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact the RSD Special Programs Office at 509-967-6050. 

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint with the district or OSPI. For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it by clicking the links below.

Non-Discrimination for Students

Policy 3210

Procedure 3210

Non-Discrimination for Personnel

Policy 5010

Procedure 5010

Who else can help with Discrimination Concerns?

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

All reports must start locally at the school or district level. However, OSPI can assist students, families, communities, and school staff with questions about state law, and the discrimination and sexual harassment complaint processes.

OSPI Equity and Civil Rights Office (For questions about discrimination and sexual harassment)

Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO)

The Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds works with families, communities, and schools to address problems together so every student can fully participate and thrive in Washington’s K-12 public schools. OEO provides informal conflict resolution tools, coaching, facilitation, and training about family, community engagement, and systems advocacy. 

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces federal nondiscrimination laws in public schools, including those that prohibit discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, disability, and age. OCR also has a discrimination complaint process.

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