About OEO

The Office of the Education Ombuds was established by House Bill 3127 which was approved by the Washington State legislature in 2006. The legislature placed OEO within the Office of the Governor to ensure its independence from the public education system.

OEO resolves complaints impartially and confidentially and works with all parties involved to find collaborative solutions focusing on the best interests of students. Other functions of OEO include: collecting data and making public policy recommendations to elected officials, promoting family engagement in education and identifying strategies to close the achievement gap.