A.      Notice of Non-Discrimination

The primary goal of Meridian Public Charter School is to ensure that each student achieves at the highest possible level. Education is to be provided in a manner that does not discriminate or cause harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or social and family background.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“The Age Act”), applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for  admission and employment, and all unions or  professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Meridian Public Charter School (“Meridian”) are hereby notified that Meridian  does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its  programs and activities.

Students, parents and/or guardians having inquiries concerning Meridian’s compliance with Section 504 or the ADA as it applies to students or who wish to file a complaint regarding such compliance should contact:

Director of Student Support Services, Meridian Public Charter School
2120 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-9830

For inquiries or to file a complaint regarding Meridian’s compliance with ADA and Section 504 as it relates to employees or third parties, and Title VI, Title IX, and/or the Age Act as it relates to students, employees or third parties, please contact:

Chief Operations Officer, Meridian Public Charter School
2120 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-9830

 

B.     Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Parents and guardians who want to learn more about their rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act can obtain a copy of their procedural safeguards from the Section 504 Coordinator:  

Director of Student Support Services, Meridian Public Charter School
2120 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-9830

 

C.     Notice of Grievance Procedures

Any person, student, parent, employee or third party who believe that Meridian has violated the regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI, Title IX, and/or the Age Act may submit a complaint pursuant to Meridian’s Grievance Procedures. A copy of the grievance procedures can be obtained by request through:

Chief Operations Officer, Meridian Public Charter School
2120 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-9830

or

Director of Student Support Services, Meridian Public Charter School
2120 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-9830

 

D.     Public Notification for school meal programs

Meridian Public Charter School participates in the National School Lunch Program in an effort to provide balanced nutritional meals for all students as well as introducing the students to the multiplicity of fruits and vegetable that are available to us for a healthier lifestyle.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail:     U.S. Department of Agriculture

                  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                  1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax:     (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:  program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC Law 2-38; DC Official Code § 2-1402.11 (2006), as amended) states the following:

Pertinent section of DC Code § 2-1402.11:

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) 727-4559 or ohr@dc.gov.

 

E.     School health and wellness documents

Local Wellness Policy 2016-19

School Health Profile 2017