• Yelm Community Schools websites are committed to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities, seeking information on our website. The District, in evaluating and planning for accessibility, will comply with the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web-based content.

    If, because of a disability, you are unable to access content on the Yelm Community Schools’ website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the District, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any technology used by the District, including this website, please email Please indicate:

    o   The nature of your accessibility or alternative format need
    o   The URL (web address) of the material you would like to access
    o   Your contact information and your preferred method of contact (email, telephone, etc.)

    We will contact you to attempt to provide the information you are seeking and will seek to resolve any issues regarding inaccessibility of the information on the Yelm Community Schools website. If you would like to share concerns or file a complaint regarding the accessibility of the Yelm Community Schools website for persons with disabilities, please contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at Yelm Community Schools. Complaints will be resolved through the Yelm Community Schools Nondiscrimination Procedure.

    Effective Communication – Accessibility
    Yelm Community Schools is committed to ensuring that all District-sponsored programs, activities, meetings, and services will be accessible to individuals with disabilities, including persons who have impaired hearing, vision or speech. The District will strive to make such communications as effective as they would be for persons without disabilities. Such efforts will include furnishing appropriate auxiliary aids and services that would afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs, activities, meetings, or services conducted or sponsored by the District, including the District’s website. For purposes of this policy, “auxiliary aids and services” include a wide range of services, devices, technologies, and methods for providing effective communication.

    The Superintendent shall establish procedures to implement this policy, including forms and procedures for families, applicants, participants, and members of the public who may wish to request auxiliary aids and services, ask related questions or raise concerns. The effective communication requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) shall be considered in determining how to meet a student’s communication needs when an IDEA-eligible or a Section 504-eligible student’s disability impacts his/her hearing, vision or speech.

    To request accommodations, please submit the Effective Communication – Accessibility form to the Office of the Superintendent.

Affirmative Action Plan

  • The district, as a recipient of public funds, is committed to undertake affirmative action which shall make effective equal employment opportunities for staff and applicants for employment. Such affirmative action shall include a review of programs, the setting of goals and the implementation of corrective employment procedures to increase the ratio of aged, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women and Vietnam veterans who are under-represented in the job classifications in relationship to the availability of such persons having requisite qualifications. Such affirmative action shall also include recruitment, selection, training, education and other programs.

    The superintendent shall develop an affirmative action plan which specifies the personnel procedures to be followed by the staff of the district and shall ensure that no such procedures discriminate against any individual. Reasonable steps shall be taken to promote employment opportunities of those classes that are recognized as protected groups—aged, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women and Vietnam veterans. (Policy 5010)