Notice Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Lowell Public Schools will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Effective Communication: The Lowell Public Schools will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Lowell Public School programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Lowell Public Schools will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Lowell Public Schools, should contact the office of Billie Jo Turner, the Chief Finance Officer, at 978-674-4325, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the Lowell Public Schools to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Lowell Public Schools is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the office of Billie Jo Turner, the Chief Finance Officer, at 978-674-4325.
The Lowell Public Schools will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.