Compliance Officers

Civil Rights Compliance Officer - Amanda Gardner, amanda@catalystpublicschools.org

Title IX / Sex Equity Officer - Dustin Church, dchurch@catalystpublicschools.org

Section 504 / ADA Coordinator - Tatiana Epanchin, tatiana@catalystpublicschools.org

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Coordinator - Dustin Church, dchurch@catalystpublicschools.org

Catalyst Public School Network Compliance Officer - Dustin Church, dchurch@catalystpublicschools.org

Homeless Liaison: Dustin Church, dchurch@catalystpublicschools.org

State Assessment Coordinator, Brittni Troyer, BTroyer@catalystpublicschools.org

Non-Discrimination Policies and Procedures

Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at Catalyst Public Schools (IPS). IPS prohibits and does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Catalyst Public Schools 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.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Website Accessibility 

Catalyst Public Schools is committed to making its website content accessible to all persons, including individuals with disabilities.  

  • Report An Issue
  • If you wish to request CPS to provide access to online information or functionality that is currently inaccessible, you may do so in any of the following ways:

  • E-mail amanda@catalystpublicschools.org.

    Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.

  • Submit written correspondence to: Amanda Gardner

    Address: Catalyst Public Schools, 1305 Ironsides Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310

    In your correspondence, please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.

  • File A Complaint - Accessibility

  • If you wish to file a formal Section 504 or Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on a IPS website, you may do so in any of the following ways:

    • E-mail amanda@catalystpublicschools.org.

      Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.

    • Submit written correspondence to: Amanda Gardner

      Address: Catalyst Public Schools, 1305 Ironsides Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310

      In your correspondence, please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.

 

  • File A Complaint - Avenues

  • The leadership team at Catalyst: Bremerton is open to feedback from families and community members.  When at all possible we seek to resolve concerns as they arise in a timely and productive manner.  We have several avenues through which concerned members of the community can express their concerns and/or file formal complaints. 

  • It is also important the the public understand which entities accept and respond to various complaints.  The chart below may be helpful so that concerns are heard by the most appropriate party:

  • Catalyst: Bremerton Leadership Team

    • The school leaders at Catalyst: Bremerton ​have authority over the day to day operations of the school.  We encourage community members to voice complaints about how the school is operating or concerns with school programming or staff to one of the school's co-founders first.  

    • Complaints can be made with the school Co-Founders by email, in writing, or by requesting a meeting to discuss the concerns.  

    • Complaints regarding our elementary team or program should be submitted to Tatiana Epanchin at tatiana@catalystpublicschools.org.

    • Complaints regarding our middle school team or program should be submitted to Amanda Gardner at amanda@catalystpublicschools.org.

    • Complaints regarding school operations (transportation, meal service, before/after school care, facilities maintenance, etc.) should be submitted to Dustin Church, Director of Operations and Finance at dchurch@catalystpublicschools.org.

  • Catalyst: Bremerton Board of Directors

    • The board of Catalyst Public Schools is open to hearing from families and communities regarding their experiences with the school and school staff.  There are several ways that community can engage with board members.  The role of the board is to ensure that the school staff are operating the school in a manner that is aligned with our approved charter and in ways that are legally compliant.  Concerns about day to day operations of the school will be delegated from the board to school leaders.  ​

      • Public comment at board meetings.  The board listens to public comments at the start of each monthly board meeting.  Information and schedules for board meetings can be found on the Board of Directors page of our website.  If a community member is unable to attend a meeting in person or via video conference they may also submit a written comment to the board in advance of the meeting by emailing catalyst.board@catalystpublicschools.org.​   This email address can also be used for sending an email to the board at any time.  

      • Request a meeting with a board meeting.  If a community member feels that emailing or making public comment is not sufficient they may request a meeting with the board chair or vice chair by emailing catalyst.board@catalystpublicschools.org.  

  • Washington Charter School Commission

    • The Washington Charter School Commission is the authorizer for Catalyst Public Schools and many other charter public schools in Washington State.  They are the entity that approved Catalyst: Bremerton to open and they are the entity charged with ensuring that we are faithful to the terms of our charter and our contract with the Commission.  ​

    • If a community member has a concern that Catalyst: Bremerton is operating in a manner that is inconsistent with the terms of the charter the Washington Charter School Commission staff will look into the complaint.  

  • Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

    • Like all public schools in Washington, charter public schools are under the supervision of OSPI.  OSPI has a formal complaint procedure that community can use to make complaints about specific types of issues.  A list of these areas can be found on the OSPI website.​

 

School Policies and Procedures