M-DCPS announces additional sites to participate in the after-school meals program

after-school meals

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) currently provides the After-school Meals Program, a sub-component of the Child Care Food Program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in over 200 schools, and announces the implementation of additional locations starting April 2, 2018 at Virginia A. Boone/Highland Oaks Elementary (20500 N.E. 24th Avenue, Miami, FL 33180), Miami Springs Middle (150 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd., Miami Springs, FL 33166), Westland Hialeah Senior (4000 West 18th Avenue, Hialeah, FL. 33012) and Young Men’s Preparatory Academy (3001 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL. 33127) and on April 7, 2018, Riviera Middle (10301 S.W. 48 Street, Miami, FL 33165).

 Provide nutritious meals

The meals’ program is designed primarily to provide nutritious meals to children in after-school programs throughout the school district during weekdays and selected Saturdays throughout the school district.

Beginning April 2, 2018, an afterschool meal will be available at no separate cost to the children enrolled in the after-school care programs at Virginia A. Boone/Highland Oaks Elementary, Miami Springs Middle, Westland Hialeah Senior, and Young Men’s Preparatory Academy.  Beginning April 7, 2018, breakfast will be available at no separate cost to the children enrolled in the Saturday Academy at Riviera Middle school.  For specific details, please contact each school directly.

 No discrimination permitted

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity 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.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html  and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

 To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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

 (2)                        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 (3)                        email: [email protected].

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