This ADA Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in employment practices and policies or the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Stamford Public Schools.
The complaint should be in writing and contain 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/designee as soon as possible but no later 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Development
Stamford Public Schools
888 Washington Blvd, 5th Floor
Stamford CT 06902
Within 15 business days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Compliant Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions within 15 business days after the meeting. The ADA Complaint Coordinator will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Stamford Public Schools and after options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by the ADA Complaint Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complaint and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision of the ADA Complaint Coordinator within 15 business days after receipt of the response to the Superintendent or his designee.
Within 15 business days after receipt of the appeal, the Superintendent or his designee will meet the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 business days after the meeting the Superintendent or his designee 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 Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Development, appeals to the Superintendent, or his or her designee, and responses from the ADA coordinator and the Superintendent or his designee will be kept by the Stamford Public Schools for at least three years.