National School Lunch Program- Civil Rights Notification

SELA Public Charter School participates in the District of Columbia National School Breakfast and Lunch  Program, SBP and SSO.  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. If a student request and is approved for medical condition waiver, Sela Public Charter School will make meals available for grab and go Monday through Friday during normal school operating hours.

USDA Nondiscrimination 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: 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

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

District of Columbia Human Rights Act

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 ohr@dc.gov.

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 ctaliaferro@selapcs.org 

Sela's Local Wellness Policy 2021-2024 

Sela's Lead in Water Test Results 19-20

Cost for Meals 

All meals are free to all students under SSO.