The K-12 Parents Bill of Rights describes and explains the rights of families in the Washington State K-12 School System


State law and rules regarding K-12 education refer to and require certain actions involving parents, guardians,
and families. Some of these requirements are on schools, districts, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, educational service districts (ESDs), or other entities, and other requirements are on parents, guardians, and families.

For example, schools may need to involve parents, guardians, and families in certain meetings or decisions, gather their feedback, obtain their agreement or permission, or notify them of certain information, incidents, or options. Parents, guardians, and families can request certain information, accommodations, opt their children out of certain instruction and activities, and request hearings and appeal decisions in certain circumstances.

The K-12 Parent's Bill of Rights provides families with a comprehensive document to review their rights and responsibilities within the K-12 education system.

Click here to download a PDF of the K-12 Parents Bill of Rights