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:
- On the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website
- On the Bremerton school district website (www.bremertonschools.org)
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.