Americans with Disabilities Act/504
I. Statement of School Philosophy
Programs and activities conducted by Glassboro Public Schools shall be made accessible to all qualified participants regardless of disability. No individual, solely by reason of disability, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination by any program or activity conducted by Glassboro Public Schools.
This policy applies to persons who are qualified to work or study or participate in activities at Glassboro Public Schools but whose disability substantially limits one or more life activities. This policy statement is in compliance with both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
II. Glassboro Public Schools Notice of
Glassboro Public Schools has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Title I refers to hiring and employment practices. Employees should discuss any needs for modifications with their supervisors. Employees and supervisors are encouraged to utilize the ADA Coordinator as a resource in this process. If an employee and supervisor cannot agree on appropriate modifications, they should contact the ADA Coordinator to assist in establishing reasonable modifications. The ADA Coordinator will review the concerns of both parties in light of the employee's documented needs, the written job description, the position announcement, and office/department practices. The
Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities including but not limited to:
Job restructuring, modifying work schedules, reassignment to a vacant position;
Acquiring or modifying equipment or devices, adjusting/modifying examinations, training materials, or policies, and providing qualified readers or interpreters.
An employer is required to make an accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee if it would not impose an "undue hardship" on the operation of the employer's business. The term “undue hardship” is defined as an action requiring significant difficulty or expense when considered in light of factors such as an employer's size, financial resources and the nature and structure of its operation.
An employer is not required to lower quality or production standards to make an accommodation, nor is an employer obligated to provide personal use items such as glasses or hearing aids.
Employers may not ask job applicants about the existence, nature or severity of a disability. Applicants may be asked about their ability to perform specific job functions. A job offer may be conditioned on the results of a medical examination, but only if the examination is required for all entering employees in similar jobs. Medical examinations of employees must be job related and consistent with the employer's business needs.
Employees and applicants currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs are not covered by the
For the purposes of this document, the District applies the
the number of students and/or employers involved;
Title II states, in part, that "no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination" in programs or activities sponsored by a public entity.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a District program, service or activity, should contact the ADA Coordinator, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
III. Complaint Procedure
Complaints should be addressed to
William T. Lundahl
Department of Special Services
370 East New St.
(856) 652-2700 ext. 74508
All inquiries regarding Glassboro Public School's compliance with the ADA and the availability of accommodations which would allow a qualified individual with a disability to receive services or participate in a program or activity provided by Glassboro Public Schools should be directed to the designated coordinator identified.
All complaints alleging that the