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Wellness Policy

WELLNESS POLICY (policy 8505)

The file below contains the School Wellness Policy section of the policy manual.

All stakeholders at Discovery Charter Schools, administrators, food service staff, teachers, parents, school board members, school health professionals, are encouraged to contribute their comments about Discovery’s wellness policy by writing to [email protected].


The file below is the 2022 Wellness Policy progress report.
Civil Rights Complaint Procedures (updated 9/5/2022)

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, Discovery Charter School is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

If you feel in any way that your child has been discriminated against while participating in the Child Nutrition Program, including during the serving of meals to him/her, please follow these procedures in voicing your complaint:

  1. Please fill out the Discrimination Complaint Form and bring it to the office or to the school leader.

If you are not satisfied with the school’s response, you can bring your complaint to the County Superintendent of Schools.

Essex County Office of Education
Leroy Smith Public Safety Building
60 Nelson Place, 1st floor South
Newark, NJ 07102-1501
Phone: (973) 621-2750


You may also file a complaint directly with the USDA.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]


Discovery Charter School  is an equal opportunity provider.