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DCPS Notice of Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) does not discriminate (including employment therein or admission thereto) on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence.  Sexual harassment, sexual violence and gender identity are all forms of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.

Discrimination in a violation of the aforementioned laws will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.  Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of DCPS will be handled as follows:

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Applicants and employees with inquiries and/or complaints regarding any of the above named non-discrimination policies related to employment and employees should contact:

Labor Management & Employee Relations
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE, 10th Floor
Washington, DC  20002
Telephone: (202) 442-5424
Email: [email protected]

Or

DC Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570N
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 727-4559

Or

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE, Fourth Floor, Suite 4NWO2F
Washington, DC 20507
1 (800) 669-4000

Students, parents and/or guardians with inquiries and/or complaints regarding disability discrimination, including the application of,  should contact:

Section 504 Program Specialist
Office of Student Wellness
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First St, NE, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-5485
[email protected]

Or

DC Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570N
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 727-4559

Students, parents and/or guardians with inquiries and/or complaints regarding any of the above non-discrimination policies related to students and student activities, including the application of Title IX (discrimination on the basis of sex), should contact:

Title IX Manager
Compliance and Policy Division
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First St, NE, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 719-6541
[email protected]

Or

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
TDD: 877-521-2172
Fax: (202) 245-6840
Email: [email protected]

Students, parents and guardians, and others with concerns regarding discrimination may also utilize the DCPS grievance procedure. Copies of the student grievance procedures are available HERE. Copies of the parent, guardian, and visitor grievance procedures are available HERE. Students, parents, guardians, and others with discrimination concerns should contact:

Civil Rights Compliance Specialist
Compliance and Policy Division
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First St, NE, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 503-0058
[email protected]

Or

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 1(800) 421-3481
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Fax: (202) 245-6840
Email: [email protected]

Or

DC Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570N
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 727-4559