School Breakfast and Lunch Program
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM
Breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks are served daily and are provided to all students at no cost.
ECA offers healthy meals to all enrolled children as part of our participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Program (NSLP), and Seamless Summer Option (SSO). All meals served to children under the NSLP and the SSO, adhere to the USDA meal pattern requirements, rules and regulations and are provided free of charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. Additionally, ECA will provide meal modifications for participants with disabilities and will adhere to all special dietary needs that have been submitted for any student with a medical exemption waiver.
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: [email protected]
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 [email protected].
For additional information on the Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School Meals Program, please contact Thann Ingraham or Wendy Edwards, at 202-373-0035.