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Complaint Processes

Report an Issue - Harassment, Bullying, and/or Intimidation
  • If you believe a scholar at Catalyst: Bremerton is involved in harassment, bullying or intimidation you can complete the form via the button below.
  • RCW 28A.600.477 states that "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act including, but not limited to, one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 28A.640.010 and RCW 28A.642.010, or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act:

    • Physically harms a student or damages the student's property;

    • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education;

    • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or

    • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school

  • Bullying is defined as negative actions which are intentional, repeated, negative, show a lack of empathy, and a power imbalance.

Report An Issue - Online Information
  • 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 Dustin Church at dchurch@catalystpublicschools.org.

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

    • Submit written correspondence to: Dustin Church

      • 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 Kristin Singh at ksingh@catalystpublicschools.org.

  • Submit written correspondence to: Kristin Singh

    • 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.

    • 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 Trisha Delgado at tdelgado@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 member.  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 State Charter School Commission

    • The Washington State 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 State Charter School Commission staff will look into the complaint.

    • The complaint process for the Washington State Charter School Commission can be accessed here

  • 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.​​​

Kard ng Ulat ng Estado ng Washington

Ang layunin ng Washington School Report Card ay magbahagi ng impormasyon tungkol sa ating mga K–12 na paaralan. Interesado ka bang malaman kung ano ang naging epekto ng Mga Pampublikong Paaralan sa mga pambansang pagtasa na naka-reference sa pamantayan? Ang aming mga plano upang makamit ang aming mga layunin sa pag-aaral? Pakitingnan ang aming School Report Card:

Mga Pampublikong Paaralan ng Catalyst

Maaari ka ring matuto nang higit pa tungkol sa pagganap ng mga paaralan at distrito sa buong Estado ng Washington sa pamamagitan ng pagpunta sa https://washingtonstatereportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/ReportCard at pag-type ng pangalan ng paaralan o distrito sa box para sa paghahanap.

Impormasyon sa Suporta

Education Ombuds

Ang OEO ay isang independiyenteng ahensya ng estado na tumutulong na bawasan ang mga agwat sa pagkakataong pang-edukasyon sa pamamagitan ng pagsuporta sa mga pamilya, mag-aaral, tagapagturo, at iba pang stakeholder sa mga komunidad sa WA sa pamamagitan ng pagbabahagi ng impormasyon tungkol sa sistema ng pampublikong paaralan ng K-12 at pagtutulungang paglutas ng mga alalahanin.  Ang mga serbisyo ng OEO ay libre at kumpidensyal. Kahit sino ay maaaring makipag-ugnayan sa OEO para sa isang katanungan o alalahanin tungkol sa paaralan.
 

Ang OEO ay nakikinig, nagbabahagi ng impormasyon at mga referral, at impormal na nakikipagtulungan sa mga pamilya, komunidad, at paaralan upang matugunan ang mga alalahanin upang ang bawat mag-aaral ay ganap na makilahok at umunlad sa mga pampublikong paaralan ng ating estado. Nagbibigay ang OEO ng suporta sa maraming wika at may magagamit na interpretasyon sa telepono. Upang makakuha ng tulong o matuto nang higit pa tungkol sa kung ano ang ginagawa ng OEO, pakibisita ang aming website: https://www.oeo.wa.gov/en; email oeoinfo@gov.wa.gov, o tumawag sa:  1-866-297-2597 (magagamit ang interpretasyon).

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