Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The School intends to ensure that individuals with disabilities whether they are employed, apply for a position, or visit facilities within the schools are treated fairly and given an equal opportunity to access facilities, programs, activities, and employment.
It is unlawful for Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School to discriminate on the basis of disability against a qualified individual with a disability in regard to:
(a) recruitment, advertising, job application, and employment procedures;
(b) hiring, upgrading, promotion, award of tenure, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, right of return from layoff, and rehiring;
(c) rates of pay or any other form of compensation and changes in compensation;
(d) job assignments, job classifications, organizational structures, position descriptions, lines of progression, and seniority lists;
(e) leaves of absence, sick leave, or any other leave;
(f) fringe benefits available by virtue of employment, whether or not administered by the covered entity;
(g) selection and financial support for training including apprenticeships, professional meetings, conferences, and other related activities and selection for leaves of absence to pursue training;
(h) activities sponsored by a covered entity including social and recreational programs; and
(i) any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School will not isolate individuals with disabilities, discriminate on the basis of disabilities through contracts, avoid using qualification standards, criteria, methods of administration, or tests that discriminate against individuals with disabilities, or avoid making reasonable accommodations to an otherwise qualified individual with a disability.
The ADA requires that the district focus on the ability not the disability of the individual. Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School will consider reasonable accommodations providing the individual can perform essential functions of the position. It is not required, however, to give preferential treatment to individuals with disabilities or lower the expected standards of performance.
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School is committed to meeting the intent and spirit of ADA. All employees are urged to help meet this goal. If anyone believes that Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School has discriminated against him/ her or someone else on the basis of disability, or if anyone has questions or concerns about the school’s responsibilities in this regard, please contact the Section 504/ADA Coordinator.
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