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Discrimination can happen when someone is treated differently or unfairly because they are part of a protected class, including their race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, creed, disability, use of a service animal, or veteran or military status.

What is Discriminatory Harassment?

Discriminatory harassment can include teasing and name-calling; graphic and written statements; or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating. Discriminatory harassment happens when the conduct is based on a student’s protected class and is serious enough to create a hostile environment. A hostile environment is created when conduct is so severe, pervasive, or persistent that it limits a student’s ability to participate in, or benefit from, the school’s services, activities, or opportunities.

Visit Board Docs to review the district’s Nondiscrimination Policy 3210, Regulation 3210R (for students), and Regulation 5010R (for employees).

District Non-Discrimination Policy

Puyallup School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above.

File a Complaint

You also have the right to file a complaint (see below). For a copy of the district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it online here: