DCPS Policies

Bullying has become a serious issue with young people nationwide.  It affects students at every level, from elementary to high school.  In an effort to proactively address the issue of bullying the District of Columbia Public Schools has created a Bullying Prevention Policy.  The policy lays out clearly, the definition of bullying and the steps required by schools to address it.  The entire policy is available to download below.  

The Healthy Schools Act of 2010, DC Official Code § 38-821.01 et seq., is a comprehensive piece of legislation that ensures District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), public charter schools, and participating private schools are a healthy place for all students. The Healthy Schools Act includes many health and nutrition requirements for District schools and agencies, including: nutrition and food-sourcing standards, local reimbursements, and public disclosure requirements for meals; requirements for vending, fundraising, and prizes in schools; programs for promoting farm-to-school, locally-grown, and sustainable agriculture practices; physical education and health education requirements and standards; the Environmental Literacy Program and school gardens program; and funding for school health-related grants. More information about this work is available in the links provided below.

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In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) does not discriminate (including employment therein or admission thereto) on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence.  Sexual harassment, sexual violence and gender identity are all forms of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.

Discrimination in a violation of the aforementioned laws will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.  Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of DCPS will be handled as follows

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