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  1. CIVIL RIGHTS

  2. What do you need to know about Civil Rights? • Understand the purpose of protecting civil rights and recognize a civil rights complaint. • Know where to find the district’s civil rights policy. • Know requirement for posting the Justice for All poster in areas where program services are provided. • Know how to handle a Civil Rights complaint. • Know where to locate a Civil Rights complaint form. • Know who to call to report a Civil Rights complaint.

  3. What is PPS’ Civil Rights Policy? Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. All individuals and groups shall be treated with fairness in all activities, programs, and operations without regard to age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. This standard applies to all District Policies and Regulations. This policy (1.80.020) is available on the district web site: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/directives-c/pol-reg/1/80/020_P.pdf

  4. Why do we review Civil Rights each year? All Nutrition Services employees and PPS employees must follow USDA (federal), ODE (state) and PPS (local) regulations on nondiscrimination while providing child nutrition program services.

  5. No person can be denied program benefits based on • Race, Color, National Origin (Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964) • Sex/Gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments, 1972) • Age (Age Discrimination Act, 1975) • Disability/Handicap (Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act, 1973) (Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990)

  6. What are examples of discrimination? • Denied benefits - exclusion of eligible persons based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability • Different service - inequitable service or allocation of food based on the above • Delayed benefits • Segregation of persons by the way they are scheduled • Failure to apply the same eligibility criteria to all potentially eligible persons

  7. Who has the right to file a Civil Rights complaint? Any person alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, age or handicap/ disability can file a complaint.

  8. Phone in the complaint to Write a letter or fill out the complaint form and send to… What is the procedure for filing a Civil Rights Complaint? Student, Parents, Guardian, or Employee Nutrition Services Director 503-916-3397 The first step in the Civil Rights complaint procedure for NS employees is to call the Nutrition Services Director and your Program Manager. State Department of Education Civil Rights Specialist 1-503-378-3600 extension 2708 USDA Office of Civil Rights 1-202-720-5964 1-888-271-5983 Extension 516

  9. Complainant’s Name Address Telephone number Location where discrimination occurred Nature of the incident Basis for the claim-race, age, disability, etc Names of witnesses Dates when action(s)occurred Note: all of these are included on the ODE complaint form – see next slide… What Information is needed?

  10. Where are the Civil Rights Complaint Forms located? Look on the Nutrition Services Staff Resources “Forms” Page www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition/3997.htm English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese Forms

  11. Where should the “Justice for All “Non-Discrimination Poster be displayed? The “Justice for All “ poster MUST be displayed in a prominent place which is visible to meal program participants. • (ODE May 2008 version)

  12. Where can we find the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement? All printed materials must contain the non-discrimination statement that no person will be denied program benefits on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

  13. Example of the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement found on the K-5, K-8 Menu Calendarand the “Justice for All” Poster In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call, toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA, the State of Oregon and Portland Public Schools are equal opportunity providers and employers.

  14. Example of the Shorter USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Federal regulations allow use of a shorter nondiscrimination statement on program material less than one page in length; i.e. brochures, coupons, menus, and flyers. The short statement must be in the same size print as the text of the document. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. USDA, the State of Oregon and Portland Public Schools are equal opportunity providers.

  15. This Civil Rights tutorial has reviewed your responsibilities as a PPS employee to: • Understand the purpose of protecting civil rights and recognize a civil rights complaint. • Know where to find the district’s civil rights policy. • Know the requirement for posting the Justice for All poster in areas where program services are provided. • Know how to handle a Civil Rights complaint. • Know where to locate a Civil Rights complaint form. • Know who to call to report a Civil Rights complaint. Complete the quiz to check your learning.

  16. Civil Rights Quiz(Click on the statement that is correct) • What are the classifications that are protected • from discrimination? • Race, Color, National Origin • Age • Sex/Gender • Disability/Handicap • All of the above

  17. Civil Rights Quiz(Click on the statement that is correct) • 2. Who is eligible to file a civil rights complaint? • Any person that is unhappy in their job • Any person alleging discrimination based on race, • color or national origin • Any person alleging discrimination based on age, • sex or disability • B and C

  18. Civil Rights Quiz(Click on the statement that is correct) • 3. Which of the following is the required first step for • NS employees when they become aware of a Civil Rights complaint? • Call or write state department of education • Civil Rights Specialist • Call the Nutrition Services Director at • 503-916-3397 • Call or write USDA Office of Civil Rights

  19. Back to Quiz No person can be denied benefits based on • Race, Color, National Origin (Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964) • Sex/Gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments, 1972) • Age (Age Discrimination Act, 1975) • Disability/Handicap (Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act, 1973) (Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990)

  20. Back to Quiz Right to File a Complaint Any person alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, age or handicap/ disability can file a complaint.

  21. Phone in the complaint to Write a letter or fill out the complaint form and send to… Back to Quiz The first step in the Civil Rights complaint procedure for NS employees is to call the Nutrition Services Director Student, Parents, Guardian, or Employee Nutrition Services Director 503-916-3397 State Department of Education Civil Rights Specialist 1-503-378-3600 extension 2708 USDA Office of Civil Rights 1-202-720-5964 1-888-271-5983 Extension 516

  22. Back to Quiz Yes!! You are correct!! Keep going…

  23. Back to Quiz Yes!! You are correct!! Keep going…

  24. Yes!! You are Done!!!