Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

Montrose County School District RE-1J does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Any person alleging discrimination has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action. All civil rights complaints within Montrose County School District's Food and Nutrition Services Department  can be submitted verbally, in writing, or anonymously.  All civil rights complaints within Montrose County School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department should be directed to-

District Compliance Officer/Superintendent
930 Colorado Ave
Montrose, CO 81401
970-249-7726

Montrose County School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department will obtain all necessary complaint information and process the complaint within 90 days. The complaint will be forwarded to USDA Office of Civil Rights. 

 

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: 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 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.

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