Notice of Non-Discrimination 


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DCPS Notice of Nondiscrimination

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is committed to ensuring that all of its employees act in conformity with federal and District of Columbia nondiscrimination laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.

Accordingly, DCPS does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants for employment, or students on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business.

DCPS also prohibits harassment based on any of the aforementioned protected traits and retaliation against a person because he or she has complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

Employees found to have engaged in prohibited discrimination, harassment, or retaliation will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

Applicants or employees with concerns about discrimination, harassment, or retaliation should contact:

Labor Management & Employee Relations
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE, 10th Floor 
Washington, DC  20002
dcps.lmer@dc.gov
202-442-5424

Or

D.C. Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570N, 
Washington, D.C.  20001
202-727-4559

Or

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE, Fourth Floor, Suite 4NWO2F 
Washington, DC 20507
1-800-669-4000

Students, parents and guardians with concerns regarding disability discrimination should contact:

Colin Bishop
Section 504 Coordinator
Office of Special Education
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First St, NE, 10th Floor 
Washington, DC  20002
202-442-4800

Or

D.C. Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570N 
Washington, D.C.  20001
202-727-4559

Students, parents and guardians with concerns regarding sex discrimination should contact:

Heather Holaday
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Teaching and Learning
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First St, NE, 8th Floor 
Washington, DC  20002
202-442-5611

Or

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
TDD: 877-521-2172

FAX: 202-245-6840
Email: OCR@ed.gov

Students, parents and guardians, and others with concerns regarding any other discrimination may also utilize the DCPS grievance procedure process.   Copies of the procedures are available below.  Students, parents and guardians and others with any other discrimination concern should contact:

DCPS Chancellor’s Response Team
Office of the Chancellor
1200 First Street, NE, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 478-5738

Or

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
TDD: 877-521-2172
FAX: 202-245-6840

Email: OCR@ed.gov

Or

D.C. Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570N 
Washington, D.C.  20001
202-727-4559

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