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Website Accessibility Policy

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHEBOYGAN FALLS SCHOOL WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY POLICY

The School District of Sheboygan Falls is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents and members of the community with disabilities.  All pages on the School District of Sheboygan Falls website will conform to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines.

The Superintendent is directed to establish procedures whereby students, parents and members of the public may present a complaint regarding a violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act related to the accessibility of any official District web presence which is developed by, maintained by or offered through the District to third party vendors and open sources.

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

With regard to the District website and any official District web presence which is developed by, maintained by or offered through third party vendors and open sources, the District is committed to compliance with the provisions of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act so that students, parents and members of the public with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as those without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use; and that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise subject to discrimination in any District programs, services and activities delivered online.

All existing web content produced by the District, and new, updated and existing web content provided by third-party developers, will conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents, by August 20, 2019.  This Regulation applies to all new, updated and existing web pages, as well as all web content produced or updated by the District or provided by third-party developers.

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY CONCERNS, COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

A student, parent or member of the public who wishes to submit a complaint or grievance regarding a violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act related to the accessibility of any official District web presence that is developed by, maintained by or offered through the District, third party vendors and/or open sources may complain directly to a school administrator, or the District webmaster.  The initial complaint or grievance should be made using the Website Accessibility Complaint/Request Form (associated with Board Policy 2260.01), however, a verbal complaint or grievance may be made.  When a school administrator or the District webmaster receives this information, he/she shall immediately inform the District’s 504/ADA Coordinator (and/or compliance officer(s)).

   District Webmaster

                Joshua Schuren, Network Administrator  (920) 467-7893

   District 504/ADA Coordinator

                Emilie Dahm, Director of Student Services  (920) 467-7894

   Compliance Officer

                Mary Lofy Blahnik, Director of Curriculum & Instruction  (920) 467-7893

   Compliance Officer

                Kevin Krutzik, High School Principal  (920) 467-7890

Whether or not a formal complaint or grievance is made, once the District has been notified of inaccessible content, effective communication shall be provided as soon as possible to the reporting party to provide access to the information.  The Complainant should not have to wait for the investigation of the complaint to be concluded before receiving the information that he/she was unsuccessful in accessing.

Complaints should be submitted in writing, via email, or by completing the complaint form (associated with Board Policy 2260.01).  To file a complaint or grievance regarding the inaccessibility of the District public website content, the Complainant should submit the form.

The formal ADA non-compliance complaint should include the following:

  •    Name
  •    Address
  •    Date of the Complaint
  •    Description of the problem encountered
  •    Web address or location of the problem page
  •    Solution desired
  •    Contact information in case more details are needed (electronic-mail address and telephone number)

The complaint or grievance will be investigated by a compliance officer or another person designated by the District’s 504/ADA Coordinator.  The student, parent or member of the public shall be contacted no later than five (5) working days following the date the District’s 504/ADA Coordinator and/or compliance coordinator(s) receive the information.  The procedures to be followed are:

  • An investigation of the complaint shall be completed within fifteen (15) working days.  Extension of the timeline may only be approved by the Superintendent.
  • The investigator shall prepare a written report of the findings and conclusions within five (5) working days of the completion of the investigation.
  • The investigator shall contact the Complainant upon conclusion of the investigation to discuss the findings and conclusions and actions to be taken as a result of the investigation.
  • A record of each complaint and grievance made pursuant to Board Policy 2260.01 shall be maintained at the District office.  The record shall include a copy of the complaint or grievance filed, report of findings from the investigation and the disposition of the matter.