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.
Civil rights complaints are written or verbal allegations of discrimination within the USDA meals program based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Any person claiming discrimination has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
Any civil rights complaint received at the individual school level must be forwarded through the SAU 52 office for investigation and disposition. If determined necessary, the SAU 52 office will forward the complaint to USDA via the State Agency. The complaint will be reviewed by the director of food service and Human Resources Director, and if necessary the superintendent and finally, the school board.
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint forms are available at the SAU office, on the School Foodservice website, or at either:
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992.
A complaint can be sent directly to:
(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 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider