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, gender 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. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
- Civil Rights Coordinator: Galt Pettett, Galt.Pettett@rsd.edu or 509-967-6009
- Title IX Officer: Todd Baddley, Todd.Baddley@rsd.edu or 509-967-6002
- Section 504 Coordinator: Brian Moore, Brian.Moore@rsd.edu or 509-967-6003
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 (see below). For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it online here: https://app.eduportal.com/documents/view/717196 and https://app.eduportal.com/documents/view/717203.
- Key Definitions/Terms
- Communication and Use of Names and Pronouns
- Official Records
- Confidential Health or Educational Information
- Restroom & Locker Room Accessibility
- Sports and Physical Education Classes
- Dress Codes
- Other School Activities
- Training and Professional Development
- Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
- Policy 3211
Communication and Use of Names and Pronouns
Confidential Health or Educational Information
Restroom & Locker Room Accessibility
Sports and Physical Education Classes
Other School Activities
Training and Professional Development
Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus during a school-sponsored activity.
Complaint Options: Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
If you believe that you or your child have experienced unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment at school, you have the right to file a complaint.
Before filing a complaint, you can discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or with the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title IX Officer, or Civil Rights Coordinator, who are listed above. This is often the fastest way to revolve your concerns.