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Nondiscrimination Statements

District Nondiscrimination Policy

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. Any person inquiring about or seeking assistance with the District’s compliance with equity regulations may contact Lisa Negus, Director of Human Relations, who has been designated as the coordinator of the District’s efforts to comply with these regulations.  | District Offices | 2005 24th St.- Ames, IA 50010 | 515-268-6610. Complaints can also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, IA50319-1004, (515) 281-4121, or Region VII Office for Civil Rights, Citigroup Center 500 W.Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544.


Nondiscrimination statement for Career and Technical Education

The Ames Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following Career and Technical Education Service Areas:Business, Finance, Marketing and Management; Human Services; Health Sciences; Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing; and Arts, Communications and Information Systems. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the district’s Career and Technical Education programs. It is the policy of the Ames Community School District to be in full compliance with Career and Technical Education Program Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination, as well as all federal and state civil rights laws. Dr. Tim Taylor, Superintendent, is the compliance officer.

Iowa Eligibility Privacy Act Statement

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on the Iowa Eligibility Application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals.  You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application.  The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number.  We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

Iowa Child Nutrition Provider Nondiscrimination Notice

“It is the policy of this Child Nutrition Provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission:

Grimes State Office Building |400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004 | 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416.

Nondiscrimination Statement for Child Nutrition Program Provider

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, | 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 | fax: 202-690-7442 | 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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