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Website Accessibility Policy

In order to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, websites must meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as instituted by the World Wide Web

Harlem School District #122 is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities. All pages on the Harlem School District #122 websites will conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines.

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


Website Accessibility

With regard to the Harlem School District #122 website and any official Harlem School District #122 web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through third party vendors and open sources, Harlem School District #122 is committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title II 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 subjected to discrimination in any Harlem School District #122 programs, services, and activities delivered online.

All existing web content produced by Harlem School District #122, 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 January 18, 2018. This Regulation applies to all new, updated, and existing web pages, as well as all web content produced or updated by Harlem School District #122 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 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 or Title II related to the accessibility of any official Harlem School District #122 web presence that is developed by, maintained by, or offered through East Aurora District 131, third party vendors and/or open sources may complain directly to a school administrator, or the school or District webmaster. The initial complaint or grievance should be made using the Website Accessibility Complaint/Request Form, however, a verbal complaint or grievance may be made. When a school administrator or School/District webmaster receives the information, they shall immediately inform the Stakeholder Engagement Department.

Whether or not a formal complaint or grievance is made, once Harlem School District #122 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 website complaint form. To file a complaint or grievance regarding the inaccessibility of Harlem School District #122 public website content, the Complainant should submit the website feedback 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 (email and phone number)


The complaint or grievance will be investigated by the Stakeholder Engagement Department or Superintendent designee. The student, parent, or member of the public shall be contacted no later than five (5) working days following the date the website accessibility compliance coordinator receives 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 Stakeholder Engagement Department.

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.

If you are concerned about a child’s safety or health, there are now TWO ways to report it. In an emergency, educators should call 911. If abuse or neglect is suspected, DCFS has two ways to accept reports. Educators can call the hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873). You can also visit DCFS’s recently updated Online Reporting System at https://dcfsonlinereporting.dcfs.illinois.gov/. The enhanced online system makes it easier and more convenient for anyone to report suspected child abuse or neglect online. Calls and online reports may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ELS-PARA Licenses

The renewal process is done completely online. The Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education will be happy to assist you with the online process if you are having difficulty. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

Instructions

Fraud, Waste, Abuse or Corruption Tip Line

Call (779) 771-5435 or click HERE to report a tip

This webpage is on the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (“IMRF”) website and contains information about all IMRF employers’ participation in the fund.

Suicide Help Line and ISBE Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

Text: HOME to 741741

ISBE Resources:

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Suicide-Prevention-Procedures.pdf#search=SUICIDE

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Suicide-Prevention.aspx