Grievance Procedure under American with Disabilities Act
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Chewelah School District. Chewelah School District's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but not later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
ADA Coordinator/Director of Special Services
PO Box 47
Chewelah, WA 99109
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Sarah Gregory or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Sarah Gregory or her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Chewelah School District and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by Sarah Gregory or her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and or his/her designees may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Chewelah School District Superintendent, Rich Mcfarland or his designee.
Within 15 Calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Superintendent or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Superintendent or his designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with the final resolution of the complaint.
All written complaints received by Sarah Gregory or her designee, appeals to the Superintendent or his designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by Chewelah School District for at least three years.