Notice of Nondiscrimination / Title IX

  • Bethel School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all federal rules and regulations, including Title IX, RCW 28A.640, RCW 28A.642 and Section 504. Bethel does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any disability, or use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Please contact Title IX officer Bryan Streleski, Director of Athletics and Security at 253.683.6055, Section 504 coordinator Lori Haugen, Executive Director of Special Education at 253.683.6920 or Civil Rights coordinator Debbie Carlman, Director of Equity and Achievement at 253.683.6035 with any questions or complaints.


Website Accessibility

  • The Bethel School District is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on our website, including persons with disabilities.
     
    Our website provider (Schoolwires) has corrected accessibility issues on the back end of our website and addressed all issues. This included:
     
    Accessibility review and updates
    • Review tabbing order throughout the template
    • Review for screen reader comprehension
    • Add/Check ARIA labels to improve navigation of content blocks
    • Identify contrast errors and mitigate with client input
    • Replace Flash
    • Update template-based embed codes from 3rd parties such as Google (also continuously improving accessibility)
    Full quality assurance review once a year to maintain current browser compatibility
    • Update template to ensure compatibility with HTTPS
    • Supported browser list changes yearly
    Assess product updates that may require development updates
    • Updates to support new layouts and features introduced after the custom template is complete
    Plugin updates via our CDN coding environment
    • Continuous improvement in speed and quality of code
     
    We are also working on a plan to make all of our legacy PDFs accessible by June 2018.
     
    If, because of a disability, you are experiencing difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us at communications@bethelsd.org and indicate:
     
    • The nature of your accessibility or alternative format needs
    • The URL (web address) of the material you would like to access
    • Your contact information
     
    We will contact you to provide the information you are seeking, and will prioritize fixing the issue you are having regarding the inaccessibility of the information on the Bethel website.