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Anti-Discrimination Policy

Monday, December 13, 2021

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is committed to ensuring every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life by providing rigorous and inclusive learning environments 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. To promote an equitable environment free of discrimination, DCPS will provide access, inclusion, and affirmation, offering the most support where the greatest disparities have persisted. DCPS is also committed to providing a discrimination-free environment for staff and visitors. The DCPS Notice of Non-Discrimination and contact information for submitting inquiries and filing complaints is available at

This policy conveys DCPS’ prohibition on discrimination of all kinds and discusses various forms of discrimination and protected traits; it is focused on the rights of students. This policy rescinds and supersedes all previous policy, memoranda, and guidance promulgated by DCPS on this subject matter.