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2023-2024 Planning Resources for Education Ombuds Awareness

2023-2024 School Planning Resources for Education Ombuds Awareness (Senate Bill 5376) Requirements

Beginning August 1, 2023, Senate Bill 5376*, requires school districts to provide information about the Office of Education Ombuds (OEO) to families.

The Washington State Office of Education Ombuds (OEO) listens, shares information and referrals, and works with families, communities, and schools to address concerns so that every student can fully participate and thrive in our state’s public schools. OEO provides support in multiple languages and has telephone interpretation available. To get help or learn more about what OEO does, please visit their website:; email, or call:  1-866-297-2597 (interpretation available).

The Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) is an independent state agency that helps to reduce educational opportunity gaps by supporting families, students, educators, and other stakeholders in communities across WA in understanding the K-12 school system and resolving concerns collaboratively. OEO services are free and confidential. Anyone can contact OEO with a question or concern about K-12 public schools.

OEO also has 1-page flyers for more information.  Please access the links below for the English and Spanish versions.

OEO Awareness Flyer English and Spanish