Publications and Resources for Families

All of OEO’s Resources in One Place

OEO creates guides and toolkits that help families, schools, and community groups understand how our school system works and what to do when certain issues arise.  The first set of materials below are our basic documents but after the four guides, you will find information about specific topics, such as attendance, bullying, and highly capable programs.  Finally, at the bottom of the page, you will find electronic copies of our promotional brochures.  Please spread the word.

The Basics: What Every Parent Needs to Know

A series of four handbooks for parents and caregivers with children in elementary and secondary public schools in Washington state.

Basic Education Rights and Opportunities in Public Schools

Basic Education Rights and Opportunities in Public Schools
English | Español (Spanish)

 

How to be an Education Advocate

How to be an Education Advocate
English | Español (Spanish)

 

Discipline in Public Schools

Discipline in Public Schools
English | Español (Spanish)

 

Protecting the Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools

Protecting the Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools (Updated July 2012)
English | Español (Spanish)

These four manuals are copyrighted to Team Child and the Office of the Education Ombuds, and all rights are thereby reserved. Permission is granted to download and duplicate the manuals for individual and non-commercial use. However, their content may not be otherwise used without expressed permission of both parties.

Specific Topics

Use these short toolkits to get information on topics frequently brought to our office.

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