National School Lunch Program- Civil Rights Notification
SELA Public Charter School participates in the District of Columbia National School Breakfast and Lunch Program which follows USDA meal pattern requirements, rules and regulations. The program enhances children’s learning abilities. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems are more attentive in class.
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: How to File a Complaint, 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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families are able to apply for free and reduced meals using the FARM application.
Please contact Sela's SFA contact person for more information at
Meals During Distant Learning
While we are still in Distant Learning, meals are available Monday through Friday 9:00am-1:00pm as a grab and go site, daily. You can pick up 1-2 meals a day.
Cost for Meals
There is no cost to families that have qualified for free and reduced-price meals (FARM). For students who aren’t eligible for FARM, breakfast is free and lunch is $3.34 per meal.
If you haven’t qualified for FARM in 2020–21, and you think you’re eligible, please fill out an application and submit it to email@example.com.
Breakfast is free for all students.
Lunch pricing is as follows: