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Policy: AB
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis 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. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442, or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

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.

Cross Reference: Policy: AC - Nondiscrimination
Adopted:  April 23, 2015

Statutory/Case Law References:
New Hampshire Constitution, Pt. 2 Article 83
Claremont School District vs. Governor. 138 N.H. 183 (1993) (education is State duty)
RSA 40:13 (Official Ballot)
RSA 197:1 (Annual Meeting)
RSA Chapter 33 (Municipal Finance Act)

RSA 194:2 (Corporate Powers of School District)
*The majority of state laws on education are in RSA Chapters 186 through 200H.