Office of the Education Ombuds 155 N.E. 100th St. #210 Seattle, WA 98125-8012 Open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) resolves complaints, disputes, and problems between families and Washington State elementary and secondary public schools in all areas that affect student learning.
We intervene in issues such as: bullying/harassment, cyber bullying, suspensions, expulsions, special education, enrollment, transportation, discipline, academic progress, truancy, transition from pre-school to Kindergarten. and more. We facilitate and/or mediate conversations between parents and school officials, and guide all parties towards resolution focusing on what is best for the student. OEO advocates for fair processes for students in public schools.
We serve parents/legal guardians, students, K-12 educators who need to resolve a problem affecting a student. We also provide consultations to professionals working with families who need information about public education.
Advocating for children and families means taking an active role in the decisions and policies that affect families and education. You can influence the policy decisions made at a local, state and national level in a number of ways:
by staying informed,
by attending or speaking at school board meetings,
by contacting your state or federal elected official.
The Shoreline PTA Council will do its part to keep you informed of PTA-supported initiatives and local through emails and Facebook.
3. Network with other advocates via LegTalk, WSPTA legislative listserv. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to subscribe in “real time” (emails sent as they are posted) or “digest” (one email of all daily posts)
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