Our Mission and Vision


We work with families, communities, and schools to address problems together so that every student can fully participate and thrive in Washington’s K-12 public schools.


We envision a public education system that dismantles racism, ableism, and other marginalization to support every student’s dreams for the future.

We value our independence, anti-racist values, and responsiveness to communities. We will learn as a team from families, students, and communities and promote this vision.

To understand how we bring our mission and vision to life in our work, please read our strategic plan for 2023-2026, found here.  To request this document, or any other OEO documents, in another format or another language, please email us at oeoinfo@gov.wa.gov or call us at: 1-866-297-2597.