Dining Hall Civil Rights Policy, Procedure and Complaint Process


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Instruction 113-1 (dated 11/8/05) delineates the civil rights requirements for participants in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). The following is required at the local school food authority (SFA) level.


Any person alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action. All civil rights complaints within Eastern Mennonite School dining hall should be directed to Andrea Wenger, Title IX Compliance Coordinator via phone at 540-236-6026 or email wengera@easternmennonite.org. Complaints can be submitted verbally, in writing, or anonymously. 

Eastern Mennonite School's Title IX compliance coordinator will obtain all necessary complaint information and process the complaint within 90 days. The complaint will be forwarded to VDOE Office of School Nutrition Programs, PO BOX 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.