Nondiscrimination Notice

Bellingham Public Schools is committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant or employee on the basis of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, age, veteran status, disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws and regulations applicable to Bellingham Public Schools. We respect the laws enforced by the state Human Rights Commission and the federal EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our workplace. The following employees are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, Director of Student Services (360) 676-2787, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Director of Student Services (360) 676-2787, and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources (360) 647-6811, for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW.  The mailing address for each coordinator is:  Bellingham Public Schools, 1306 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Equal Opportunity Provider

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the  USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.