Anti-Discrimination Policy For AppleTree Early Learning PCS

Aug 16, 2011, 17:01 ET from AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School

Hi-performing DC Public Charter School announces alignment with National School Lunch Program Agreement Requirements

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School, a high performing public preschool program, announced today that it runs its National School Lunch Program in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, and that the school prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

If any member of the public would like to file a complaint alleging discrimination, please write the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call, toll free, (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Also, the school is and intends to remain compliant with the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC Law 2-38; DC Official Code Section 2-1402.11(2006), as amended) relevant portions excerpted below for your reference:

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia's Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-3545.

AppleTree Early Learning PCS is issuing this release to reiterate its commitment to adhering with all Federal laws and USDA policies governing the National School Lunch Program and our commitment to a non-discriminatory workplace.  

SOURCE AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School