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Safe School Policy

Safety at New Beginnings Family Academy

New Beginnings Family Academy is committed to promoting a safe, positive learning environment for children and adults. New Beginnings Family Academy believes that every student has the right to learn and every employee the right to work in an environment free from intimidation and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, citizenship, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, physical disability, age or any other basis protected by federal or state law.  It is the policy of NBFA to maintain an environment free from harassment, insults or intimidation.  ALL SUCH HARASSMENT IS UNLAWFUL AND IN VIOLATION OF NBFA POLICY.  NBFA will not tolerate any conduct or speech in violation of this policy.

Any person who is aware of an incident of harassment, cyber-harassment, bullying,  intimidation or retaliation must promptly report it to the school's Title IX and Title VI coordinator.

Reports will be received on a strictly confidential basis. Although disclosure of the identity of a person who has made a report might, at times, be required for the continuation of an investigation, no such disclosure will occur—unless required by law—without that person’s express consent.

Any investigation of a report of harassment, cyber-harassment, intimidation or retaliation will be conducted by Laura Varrone ([email protected]), Title IX coordinator, or Millie Morales ([email protected]), Title XI and Title VI coordinator.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, New Beginnings Family Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, 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.) or information in a different language should contact one of the school’s Title IX coordinators: Laura Varrone at 203-384-2897 ext. 127 or [email protected] or Millie Morales at 203-384-2897 ext. 213 or [email protected]. Any families that wish to file a program complaint of discrimination should contact the district director, Mrs. Ronelle P. Swagerty at 203-384-2897 ext. 118 or [email protected] to try to resolve the issue.

If a satisfactory resolution is not attained, families may file a formal complaint directly with the USDA. The AD-3027 Complaint Form is accessible online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or may be requested by calling (866) 632-9992. Families may also write a detailed complaint letter to the USDA and mail it to U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: [email protected]. New Beginnings Family Academy is an equal opportunity provider.
To file a Title IX Formal Complaint and Request for Investigation, click HERE.