Section 504 & Title II Grievance Procedures
Acero Schools has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging Acero's non-compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehab Act”) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). Each of these laws prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance and certain public entities.
Any person who believes he/she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, or witnesses alleged discrimination on the basis of disability, may file a grievance under this procedure. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability pursuant to the grievance procedure, or persons who participate in related proceedings, is prohibited.
Acero will take all necessary actions to stop disability discrimination, remedy its effects, and prevent its recurrence.
The following individual is Acero Schools' Section 504/Title II Coordinator:
Acero Schools Assistant Director of Specialized Instruction
209 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
The following is Acero Schools' Section 504 grievance procedure:
Office for Civil Rights
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, Illinois 60661-4544
Telephone: +1 (312) 730-1560
TDD toll-free: +1 (877) 521-2172
Fax: (312) 730-1576
- To the extent possible, confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigation of a complaint of unlawful discrimination or harassment.
Pending the final outcome of a complaint, Acero shall institute interim measures to protect the alleged victim and inform him/her of support services available. Interim measure examples may include, but are not limited to, Acero-enforced no contact order, schedule changes, academic modifications for an alleged student victim, and/or school counseling for an alleged student victim. These interim measures should have minimum impact on the alleged victim. If the accused is a student, interim measures should also take into consideration the accused student’s educational rights.