Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
It is the policy of the School District of Palm Beach County, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA), that it shall not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability in regard to job application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, job training, or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. The District shall provide reasonable accommodation(s) to a qualified individual, when necessary, to enable the individual to perform the essential functions of the position, unless the reasonable accommodation would pose an undue hardship on the operation of the District's business.
Employees or applicants with a disability and seeking an accommodation under ADA should contact the ADA Coordinator either by letter, telephone, e-mail, or in person. Employees must complete the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Request (PBSD 2160) and an Authorization for Release of Medical Information (PBSD 2161) to the ADA Coordinator at the following address:
Deneen Wellings, ADA Coordinator
3370 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite A-140
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 649-6866 (Office)
(561) 434-8178 (Fax)
If the employee is unable to complete the form, the ADA Coordinator or designee will assist and/or complete the form on behalf of the employee.
ADA Coordinator schedules a meeting with the employee to find out all relevant information regarding the employee's job duties, disability, the requested accommodation and its effect on the performance of the essential functions of the job.