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Anti-Discrimination within DCPS

DCPS is committed to creating a discrimination-free environment for all students. To meet this commitment, DCPS is focused on creating an environment in which we eliminate opportunity gaps, interrupt institutional bias, and remove barriers to academic and social success, particularly for students of color. Please review the following policies regarding anti-discrimination within DCPS.

DCPS Anti-Discrimination Policy

Preventing and Addressing Student-on-Student Acts of Sexual Misconduct Policy

Prevention of Student Sexual Abuse by Staff

Response to Grievances Filed by Students and the General Public

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, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as well as all subsequent amendments of these acts, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (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, source of income, credit information, or status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. In addition, harassment based on any of the protected categories listed above is prohibited.

Discrimination in violation of the aforementioned laws will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. For additional inquiries or information on how to file a complaint, please see the Notice of Non-Discrimination below:

Notice of Non-Discrimination - Abbreviated and Full Translations (English)[PDF]
Notice of Non-Discrimination - Abbreviated and Full Translations (Amharic
Notice of Non-Discrimination - Abbreviated and Full Translations (Chinese)
Notice of Non-Discrimination - Abbreviated and Full Translations (French)
Notice of Non-Discrimination - Abbreviated and Full Translations (Spanish)
Notice of Non-Discrimination - Abbreviated and Full Translations (Vietnamese)

To learn more about Title IX, visit dcps.dc.gov/page/about-title-ix-and-frequently-asked-questions.