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CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

Linden Unified School District
 
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 CIVILRIGHTS ACTIVITY IN ANY PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY CONDUCTED OR FUNDED BY USDA.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITES WHO REQUIRE ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION (E.G. BRAILLE, LARGE PRINT, AUTIOTAPE, 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 INFOMRAITON MAY BE MADE AVAILABLE IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH.

TO FILE A COMPLAINT OF DISCRININATION, COMPLETE THE USDA PROGRAM DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT FORM, (AD-3027) FOUND ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.ASCR.USDA.GOV/COMPLAINT_FILING_CUST.HTML AND AT ANY USDA OFFICE, OR WRITE A LETTER ADDRESSED TO USDA AND PROVIDE IN THE LETTER ALL OF THE INFORMAITON REQUESTED IN THE FORM. TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE COMPLAINT FORM, CALL (866)632-9992.

(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

ANY PERSON ALLEGING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, OR RPRISAL OR RETALIATION HAS THE RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITHIN 180 DAYS OF THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATORY ACTION. UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES THIS TIME LIMIT MAY BE EXTENDED BY OFFICE OF MINORITY AFFAIRS.

ALL COMPLAINTS, WRITTEN OR VERBAL, SHALL BE ACCEPTED BY THE DESIGNATED PERSON AT THE SCHOOL AND THE LINDEN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION AND MUST THEN BE FORWARDED TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS. THE CA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MUST THEN FORWARD THE COMPLAINT TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTOR WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS OF RECEIPT. IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE INFORMATION BE SUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE THE IDENTITY OF THE AGENCY OR INDIVIDUAL TOWARD WHICH THE COMPLAINT IS DIRECTED, AND TO INDICATE THE POSSIBILITY OF A VIOLATION. ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS SHALL BE HANDLED AS ANY OTHER COMPLAINT. IF AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT FORM IS AVAILABLE, PLEASE UTILIZE.

IN THE EVENT THAT A COMPLAINANT MAKES THE ALLEGATION VERBALLY OR THROUGH A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION AND REFUSES OR IS NOT INCLINED TO PLACE SUCH ALLEGATIONS IN WRITING, THE PERSON TO WHOM THE ALLEGATIONS ARE MADE SHALL WRITE UP THE ELEMENTS OF THE COMPLAINT FOR THE COMPLAINANT. EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO HAVE THE COMPLAINANT PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  • NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OR OTHER MEANS OF CONTACTING THE COMPLAINANT.
  • THE SPECIFIC LOCATION AND NAME OF THE ENTITY DELIVERING THE PROGRAM SERVICE OR BENEFIT.
  • THE NATURE OF THE INCIDENT(S) OR ACTION(S) THAT LED THE COMPLAINANT TO FEEL DISCRIMINATION WAS A FACTOR.
  • THE BASIS ON WHICH THE COMPLAINANT FEELS DISCRIMINATION EXISTS (RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, OR REPRISAL OR RETALIATION).
  • THE NAMES, TITLES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS WHO MAY HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DISCRIMINATORY ACTION(S).
  • THE DATE(S) DURING WHICH THE ALLEGED DISCIMINATORY ACTION OCCURRED, OR IF CONTINUING, THE DURATION OF SUCH ACTIONS.
 
PERSON DESIGNATED TO RECEIVE CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS

FOR LINDEN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Hope Brand, Food Service Director LUSD

PERSON(S) DESIGNATED TO RECEIVE CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS

FOR LINDEN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION:

Rick Hall, Superintendent LUSD
 
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