GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

A person who believes a student has been discriminated against by the District on the basis of the student's disability or who believes the District otherwise violated Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act also has the right to file a complaint through the District's grievance procedure.  In addition, if any person believes that any employee of the school, a student, or other third-party has engaged in discrimination based on an individual’s disability or perceived disability status, then they may file a grievance with the school’s Section 504/ADA coordinator. (Forms L and M).   A person who wishes to file a complaint should contact:

 

Martin Alwardt, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services 

Avondale School District                                                          Martin.Alwardt@avondale.k12.mi.us

2940 Waukegan                                                                        248-537-6015

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

 

A person may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) if he/she does not wish to use the District's grievance procedure. A person who wishes to file a complaint with OCR should contact:

 

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education                                                 
E-mail: OCR.Cleveland@ed.gov
600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 750                                         FAX: (216) 522-2573; TDD: (877) 521-2172
Cleveland, OH 44114-2611                                                             Telephone: (216) 522-4970

A discrimination complaint may be filed with OCR at any time. Additionally, if a person is dissatisfied with the District's resolution of a complaint, that complaint may be filed with OCR at the address above within 60 days of the District's resolution.

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