Marie Reed Elementary School

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Anti-Discrimination Statement & Commitment to Equity

Anti-Discrimination Statement

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is committed to creating a discrimination-free environment.DCPS does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination in its education programs or activities (including employment therein or admission thereto) on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, source of income, credit information, or status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking.To view our Notice of Non-Discrimination, relevant policies and to learn more about Anti-Discrimination within DCPS visit: For more information or to file a complaint, contact the Comprehensive Alternative Resolution & Equity (CARE) Team by mail at 1200 First St NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002; by phone at (202) 442-5405 or by email at To file a sex-based discrimination complaint, contact the Title IX Coordinator by mail at 1200 First St NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002; by phone at (202) 442-5405 or by email at


Our Commitment to Equity

Marie Reed Elementary School is aligned with DCPS on our focus on equity.  As a public school, we are committed to providing the very best education and opportunities to every child that comes in our doors.

Equity at Marie Reed means that we are committed to raise the achievement of all students while closing the gaps between our lowest- and highest-achieving students.  We work tirelessly to remove barriers to participation for students and families.  We provide access, inclusion, and opportunity to students of all identities while offering the most support where the greatest disparities have persisted.  This means we choose to place more of our financial and human resources to support historically marginalized students – students of color and those from diverse language backgrounds.

  • We translate all materials into Spanish and English for families.
  • We alternate holding our PTO meetings in English and Spanish.
  • We ensure students in our Behavior and Education Supports (BES) classrooms have access to specials, field trips, and other enrichments just like students in the general education program.
  • We spend more money to ensure students with less financial support at home can participate in enriching experiences like summer camp, ski trips, and other extra-curricular activities.
  • PTO membership is free and automatic and we do not charge fees for students to participate in any extra-curricular activities.