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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. As such, NBFA will not tolerate any form of harassment, cyber-harassment, bullying or intimidation.

NBFA will not tolerate any form of retaliation, or threat of retaliation, against anyone who reports information about any incident of harassment, cyber-harassment, bullying or intimidation.

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 coordinators.

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 the school's Title IX Coordinators, Heidi Barker ([email protected]) or Millie Morales ([email protected]).

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: Heidi Barker at 203-384-2897 ext. 115 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.