Director of Nutrition Services
Alice Terry Elementary Kitchen Manager
Fort Logan Northgate Kitchen Manager
Sheridan High School and ECC Multi-Site Kitchen Manager
Nutrition Services Charge Policy
Civil Rights Complaint Procedure for School Nutrition Program
In accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the district is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in any school nutrition program.
A participant in the district's school nutrition program who alleges discrimination on the basis of any of the above-listed federally-protected classes has the right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination, in accordance with this procedure.
Filing a complaint
If an individual has an unlawful discrimination complaint concerning his or her participation in a school nutrition program, the complaint may be directed to Kim Butler 4150 S. Hazel Ct., Englewood, CO 80110 phone number - 720-833-6942 or email [email protected].
Complaints may be made verbally (in person or over the phone) or may be submitted in writing to the district contact listed above. Complaints may be filed anonymously.
When filing a complaint, the following information will be requested:
1. complainant's name, address and telephone number (unless the complainant wishes to remain anonymous);
2. the nature of the incident or action that led the complainant to feel discrimination was a factor;
3. the basis on which the complainant believes discrimination exists;
4. the names, telephone numbers, titles and business or personal addresses of persons who may have knowledge of the alleged discriminatory action; and
5. the date(s) during which the alleged discriminatory action(s) occurred.
Forwarding a complaint
Upon the district's receipt of the complaint, the district shall forward the complaint as soon as possible but no later than five business days to the following agency:
CDE Office of School Nutrition
1580 Logan Street Suite 760
Denver, CO 80205
USDA Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave., SW, Rm 1095-S, Stop 0206
Washington, DC 20250 (or emailed to [email protected])
USDA Mountain Plains Regional Office
1244 Speer Blvd Suite 903
Denver, CO 80204
FNS Office of Civil Rights
3101 Park Center Dr., Suite 1200
Alexandria, VA 23302
The designated agency shall then conduct the complaint review and investigation within the required timeline (90 days).
LEGAL REF.: USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Instruction 113-1 (civil rights compliance and enforcement - nutrition programs and activities)
NOTE: The USDA has a program complaint form available on its website or at any USDA office. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.