15 Kennedy Street, NW  Washington, DC 20011 ** Office: 202.882.8073 ** Fax: 202.882.8075 ** bthompson@rootspcs.org

Notice of NonDiscrimination


ROOTS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, INC. participates in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Afterschool Snack Program and accepts responsibility for providing nutritious meals that benefit all children enrolled.  

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, (AD-3027) found online at:

1) Mailing Address:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20250-9410

2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

Roots Public Charter School is an equal opportunity provider.  

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.

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC Law 2-38; DC Official Code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:

Pertinent section of DC Code §2-1402.11:

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual.  To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or ohr@dc.gov.

Dr. Bernida Thompson

School Principal

Roots Public Charter School

15 Kennedy Street, NW

Washington, DC 20011




These are for the North Capitol Street and Kennedy Street campuses.

There is no action needed as your results are below 5ppb (parts per billion).

This Local Wellness Policy (LWP) Document