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Douglas City Elementary School
Civil Rights Policy in the Child Nutrition Programs

Douglas City Elementary School
Civil Rights Policy in the Child Nutrition Programs

To meet the Federal and State compliance requirements for civil rights complaints, the following policy has been
written and implemented for the Douglas City Elementary School Nutrition Programs.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD 3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
In the state government, the protected classes are ancestry, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, retaliation and Vietnam veterans. Civil rights complaints for these protected classes are handled by the school district for public schools and are referred to the State for all agencies.
The Civil Rights Coordinator/Child Nutrition Programs Complaint Coordinator for DCES is the school superintendent. Allegations may be made verbally or in person. To file a complaint of discrimination contact:
Shannon Ross
Douglas City Elementary School
P.O. Box 280, Douglas City, CA 96024
(530) 623-6350
If the complaint filed with the local sponsor is not remedied or if the complainant does not want to file their complaint with the DCES Civil Rights Coordinator, they may file:
Shirley Rhodes or presiding coordinator, Complaint Coordinator
California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division
560 J Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, Ca 95814-2342
(916) 445-6775 or (800) 952-5609
Revised 09/12/2019