Section 504 Grievance Policy
It is the policy of the Cumberland County School System not to discriminate on the basis of
race, ethnic origin, sex, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment
policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Cumberland County Board of Education has adopted the following grievance procedures to
comply with Title IX and Section 504 and ADA requirements.
I. Grievance Procedures – Title IX (omitted)
II. Grievance Procedures - Section 504
Students who believe that they have been discriminated against on the basis of a disability in
the public school should first appear to the person designated in each school as the one
responsible for hearing said grievances. If after appealing to the designated official, the student
is dissatisfied, he/she may submit the request in writing to the Section 504 Coordinator for a
review of the case. The Section 504 Coordinator or designee will arrange a conference with the
student and render a written decision within ten (10) days, of the hearing. If the decision
rendered by the Section 504 Coordinator is unsatisfactory to the student, the student shall,
within ten(10) days, give written notice to the Section 504 Coordinator and request a review by
the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall render his decision within ten (10) days of receipt
of the grievance. If the decision rendered by the Superintendent is unsatisfactory to the
student, the student shall, within ten days, give written notice to the Superintendent and
request a review by the Cumberland County Board of Education. The Board of Education shall
render its decision within thirty days of receipt of the grievance.