A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation.

Anyone can file a citizen complaint. There is no special form, and you do not need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.

Information about submitting complaints can be found:

Citizen complaints – Federal Programs: The following federal programs are part of the citizen complaint process:

  • Complaints that Allege Discrimination – Equity and Civil Rights
  • Title Programs
  • Title I, A Programs and services for struggling learners
  • Title I, C Migrant Education
  • Title I, D Institutional Education
  • Title I, G Advanced Placement
  • Title II, A Teacher & Principal Quality
  • Title III Limited English Proficient & Immigrant Students — Language Instruction
  • Title IV, B 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Title VI, Rural Education Achievement Program
  • Title VII, Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native Education

*Citizen complaints against a school district, educational service district (ESD), Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) or other school service provider: * Please visit http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx for printable handouts that outline the five-step process for filing a citizen complaint.

For questions and additional resources, visit http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/QuestionsDiscrimination.aspx. If you have specific questions or need assistance, please contact the Bremerton School District at 360-473-1061.

Reference: Chapter 392-168 WAC Special Services Programs – Citizen Complaint Procedures for Certain Categorical Federal Programs.

Last modified: 28 July 2021