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    SY 21-22 Public Release (English)

    SY 21-22 Public Release (Spanish)

    Policy:  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrtion 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, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of 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.