Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Carbon Career & Technical Institute not to discriminate in its educational program, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification.  CCTI contact:  Principal Michelle Allen –

Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of Amendments of 1972, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Assurance is given that services, activities and facilities are accessible to and usable by disabled persons.

As per Federal Funding Guidelines, a “Perkins Act Appeals Procedure” has been developed. For information regarding civil rights and grievance procedures, contact the Principal, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator; at the CCTI, 150 West 13th Street, Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229, telephone 570-325-3682, fax 570-325-4710.

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:, 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)     E-mail: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

CCTI contact:  Principal Michelle Allen –


Procedure for Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Civil Rights Complaints                                                                                                                                Pennsylvania Department of Education                                                                                                                                                                                          Division of Food and Nutrition


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