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    Policy:  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Instruction 113-1 (dated 11/8/05) delineates the civil rights requirements for participants in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP.)  The following is required at the local school food authority (SFA) level.
    Any person alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action.  All civil rights complaints within School District 27J's Food and Nutrition Services Department should be directed to Tony Jorstad.  Tony Jorstad can be reached via phone at 303-655-2985 or by email at tjorstad@sd27j.net.  Complaints can be submitted verbally, in writing, or anonymously.
    School District 27J's Food and Nutrition Services Department will obtain all necessary complaint information and process the complaint within 90 days.  The complaint will be forwarded to the Colorado Department of Education Nutrition Unit.


    Reglamento:  Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA)/Servicios de Comida y Nutrición (FNS) Instrucciones 113-1 (fecha 11/8/05) describe los requisitos de los derechos civiles de los participantes en los Programas de Nutrición de Menores (CNP.)  Lo siguiente es obligatorio a nivel de la autoridad local de alimentos escolares (SFA).

    Cualquier persona que alegue discriminación basado en la raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad tiene el derecho de presentar una queja dentro de los 180 días después de la supuesta acción de discriminación.  Todas las quejas civiles dentro del Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición del Distrito Escolar deben ser dirigidas a Tony Jorstad.  Tony Jorstad puede ser contactado por teléfono al 303-655-2985 o por correo electrónico a tjorstad@sd27j.net.  Las quejas se pueden presentar verbalmente, por escrito o anónimamente.

    El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición del Distrito Escolar 27J obtendrá y procesará toda la información necesaria de la queja dentro de 90 días.  La queja se enviará a la unidad de Nutrición del Departamento de Educación de Colorado.


    Non-discrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.