NTPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • North Thurston 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. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Officer: executivedirectorHR@nthurston.k12.wa.us, 360-412-4453; Section 504 Coordinator: 504@nthurston.k12.wa.us, 360-412-4465. Address for both: 305 College Street NE, Lacey, WA 98516. 

Affirmative Action Plan

  • The Board of Directors of the North Thurston Public Schools recognizes that an Affirmative Action Plan is a sound employment practice that assists in remediating prior employment discrimination and achieving a diverse work force.

    For more information regarding our Affirmative Action Plan, please review our Affirmative Action Plan 2023-28.

ADA Plan

  • Read the NTPS ADA Self-Evaluation Handbook (PDF)

    North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) is committed to compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a first step to ongoing ADA compliance, the District has completed a self-evaluation and transition plan. The District has used the Americans with Disabilities Act Handbook as a guideline. The ADA Handbook has been used as a format for the NTPS ADA Self-Evaluation Handbook, in order to provide a systematic review and update on the ADA compliance progress. North Thurston Public Schools is committed to compliance with not only the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but also its intent. This commitment involves evaluating ways in which the District can improve programs and services to provide or maintain accessibility to people with disabilities. The ADA Self-Evaluation Handbook outlines areas of needed compliance and establishes guidelines to evaluate the accessibility of future programs and services.

    Public comment on the ADA Self-Evaluation Handbook is welcome. Comments will assist the District in an ongoing effort to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. North Thurston Public Schools exists to serve the public; this evaluation and the comments received will help us meet the needs of all those we serve. This handbook is available in alternate forms by request. Please send your requests, ideas and suggestions to Sean Dotson, Executive Director for Human Resources, executivedirectorHR@nthurston.k12.wa.us, 360-412-4452.