FILE:  GAEA

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

 

 

Grant Parish School Board has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Title II states, in part, that "no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination" in programs or activities sponsored by a public entity.

 

Complaints should be addressed to:  Personnel Director, Grant Parish School Board, P.O. Box 208, Colfax, LA 71417 - Phone - 318-627-3274, who has been designated to coordinate ADA compliance efforts.

 

  1. A complaint should be filed in writing or verbally, contain the name and address of the person filing it, and briefly describe the alleged violation of the regulations.
     

  2. A complaint should be filed within 10 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation.  (Processing of allegations of discrimination which occurred before this grievance procedure was in place will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
     

  3. An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow a filing of complaint.  The investigation shall be conducted by the Superintendent or his/her designee.  These rules contemplate informal but thorough investigations, affording all interested persons and their representatives, if any, an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to a complaint.
     

  4. A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution, if any shall be issued by the Superintendent or his/her designee and a copy forwarded to the complainant no later than 30 days after its filing.
     

  5. The ADA coordinator shall maintain the files and records of the Grant Parish School Board relating to the complaints filed.

 

Revised:  January, 2008                                         

Revised:  April, 2009

 

 

Ref:    42 USC 12101 et seq., (Equal Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities)

Board minutes, 3-8-93, 5-7-09

 

Grant Parish School Board