Grievance Procedure Under ADA
Huntsville City Board of Education
Grievance Procedure Under The Americans 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 Huntsville City Board of Education. The Board’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain relevant 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 no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
Ms. Shirley Wellington, Compliance Director and ADA Coordinator
200 White Street, Room 103
Huntsville, AL 35801
Within 15 work days after receipt of the complaint, Ms. Shirley Wellington or designee will meet with the complaining party to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 work days of the meeting, Ms. Shirley Wellington or designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complaining party, such as large print or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Huntsville City Board of Education and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by Ms.Shirley Wellingtonor designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complaining party may appeal the decision within 15 work days after receipt of the response to the Superintendent.
Within 15 work days after receipt of the appeal, the Superintendent will meet with the complaining party to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 work days of the meeting, the Superintendent will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.
All written complaints received by the Compliance Department, appeals to the Superintendent, and records relating thereto will be retained by the Board for at least three (3) years.