ADA Grievance Procedure (District Policy #103/104)

The Carlisle Area School District has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution or 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: Dr. Colleen M. Friend, Superintendent, (717) 240-6800, 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 five (5) 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.  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 and a copy forwarded to the complainant no later than twenty (20) days after its filing.

5. The ADA coordinator shall maintain the files and records of the Carlisle Area School District relating to the complaints filed.