It is the policy of the South Summit School District not to discriminate on the basis of disability. The district has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial funds.
- Grievances must be submitted to the Section 504 Coordinator (School Principal) within forty-five (45) calendar days of the date the person filing the grievance becomes aware of the alleged discriminatory action.
- A complaint must be in writing, containing the name and address of the person filing it. The complaint must state the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory and the remedy or relief sought.
- The Section 504 Coordinator (or his/her designee) shall conduct an investigation of the complaint. The investigation may be informal, but it must be thorough, affording all interested persons an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint.
- The 504 Coordinator will maintain the files and records relating to such grievances.
- The Section 504 Coordinator will issue a written decision on the grievance no later than thirty (30) calendar days after its filing.
- The person filing the grievance may appeal the decision of the Section 504 Coordinator by writing to the Superintendent or his/her designee within fifteen (15) calendar days of receiving the Section 504 Coordinator’s decision. The Superintendent or his/her designee, shall issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than thirty (30) calendar days after its filing.
- The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability with the:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
999 18th Street, Suite 417
Denver, CO 80202
Voice Phone (800) 368-1019