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504 and ADA Grievance Policy

504 and ADA Grievance Policy

Overview

The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union and its member school districts are committed to providing all students and staff with a safe and supportive environment where their rights are protected under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Policies and Procedures

Our district prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity, and we are committed to addressing and resolving any grievances related to 504 and ADA promptly and effectively.

For detailed information, please refer to the following district policy:

Grievance Reporting Procedures

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination based on disability or have witnessed such discrimination, you should report the incident immediately.

Designated Persons

Complaints should be reported to the 504/ADA Coordinator or the principal.

Filing a Complaint

Complaints can be filed with both the district or supervisory union and with state and federal agencies. If dissatisfied with the results of an investigation, complaints may be filed with state and federal agencies. Complaints should be filed within 180 days of any discriminatory action.

Contact Information

Designated Persons by School:

School Designated Employee
Bellows Falls Union High School Kelly O’Ryan
[email protected]
Bellows Falls Middle School Henry Bailly
[email protected]
Central Elementary School Kerry Kennedy
[email protected]
Saxtons River Elementary School Laura Hazard
[email protected]
Westminster Schools Elizabeth Harty
[email protected]
Grafton Elementary School Angela Cartier
[email protected]

 

District Section 504 Coordinator:

Shelley Wilson, Director of Family and Student Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (802) 463-9958 ext 1301

Interim Director of Student Services:

Andrew Haas, Superintendent
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (802) 463-9958 ext 1201

Interim Benefits/Human Resources:

Jim Vezina, Director of Finance
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (802) 463-9958 ext 1204

State and Federal Agencies:

Vermont Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Unit
Address: 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Tel: (802) 828-3171

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Address: 1 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 565-3200 (voice)
Tel: (617) 565-3204 (TDD)