Read more about important DCPS Policies below.
District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is committed to creating a discrimination-free environment.DCPS does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination in its education programs or activities (including employment therein or admission thereto) on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, source of income, credit information, or status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking.
To view our Notice of Non-Discrimination, relevant policies and to learn more about Anti-Discrimination within DCPS visit: dcps.dc.gov/anti-discrimination. For more information or to file a complaint, contact the Comprehensive Alternative Resolution & Equity (CARE) Team by mail at 1200 First St NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002; by phone at (202) 442-5405 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To file a sex-based discrimination complaint, contact the Title IX Coordinator by mail at 1200 First St NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002; by phone at (202) 442-5405 or by email at email@example.com.
DCPS Notice on Non-Discrimination
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
The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, pursuant to section 103 of the District of Columbia Public Education Reform Amendment Act of 2007 (Act), effective June 12, 2007 (D.C. Law 17-9; D.C. Official Code § 38-172) (2007 Supp.), and Mayor’s Order 2007-186 (August 10, 2007), hereby gives notice of the adoption of the following rule. The rule will repeal Title 5, Chapter 25 of the D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR), and replace it with Chapter B25 to establish revised student discipline rules for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). A notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the D.C. Register on March 27, 2009 ( 56 DCR 2399). No changes have been made to the text of the proposed rules. Additionally, the Student Discipline Regulations Approval Resolution of 2009 (PR18-201) was submitted to the Council on April 7, 2009. The Council has neither approved nor disapproved of the rulemaking during the required 45 day period of Council review and they are therefore deemed approved pursuant to section 103 of the Act. These rules shall become effective on the date of publication of this notice in the D.C. Register
DC Public Schools (DCPS) is unveiling updated regulations, policies, and implementation protocols related to attendance, graduation, secondary grading, and promotion. At the core of these changes is DCPS’ commitment to crafting policies that are supportive, inclusive, and equitable. Through these policies, DCPS will ensure that all students have opportunities to learn and succeed throughout their educational journey. These policies aim to set clear expectations on the standards of excellence our students must meet as well as what supports DCPS will provide along the way.
The Healthy Schools Act
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.
DOH Immunization Requirements
All students attending school in DC must present proof of appropriately spaced immunizations by the first day of school. Please
complete and return your student’s school health forms including the Universal Health Certificate and Oral Health Assessment Form.