Civil Rights Requirement: Notification of Free Language Services
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently notified the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) that all School Food Authorities (SFAs) are required to notify the public of free language services under citations:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 13166; 7 CFR 246.8(c); DR 4300-003 6 (c.) and 8 c.(3);  FNS Instruction 113-1, Sections VII and XII;  U.S. Department of Agriculture Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Persons with Limited English Proficiency, 79 Fed. Reg. 70771, (Nov. 28, 2014) (USDA LEP Policy Guidance); and DOJ LEP Guidance.   

What action is needed? 
ADE is recommending that SFAs come into compliance by including a statement on their website homepage that reads "Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request."  
We are here to help!
If you have any questions, please contact your assigned HNS Specialist. You may also call (602) 542-8700, option 1, or email   
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