Disability Nondiscrimination Policy

a. Bloomington Montessori School does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of disability, including against applicants or members of their families, students or members of their families.

b. Applicants and students with disabilities and members of their families have an equal opportunity to participate in or benefit from the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations provided by Bloomington Montessori School.

c. Bloomington Montessori School may not deny admission to or disenroll a child on the basis of the child’s disability, or because of Bloomington Montessori School regards the child as having a disability.

d. Bloomington Montessori School will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices, and procedures when the modifications are necessary to afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

e. Requests for reasonable modifications beyond the scope of daily classroom accommodations may be directed to Bloomington Montessori School’s Head of School, either formally (as in writing) or informally (as in orally) and will be addressed in collaboration with the Director of Montessori Programs within three (3) business days.

f. Bloomington Montessori School will not make decisions about admission, continued enrollment or re-enrollment, or about needs for reasonable modifications, based on assumptions, myths or stereotypes about people with disabilities. Before making any enrollment decision where disability or behaviors associated with a disability is considered as part of the decision-making process, Bloomington Montessori School administrators will engage in an interactive the process that includes consultation with or consideration of information provided by the following individuals: the child’s parents or guardians, current teacher(s), anticipated teacher(s), and any persons providing support, therapy or other services to the child, to determine whether reasonable modifications to Bloomington Montessori School policies, practices and procedures could allow the child to attend Bloomington Montessori School;

g. If Bloomington Montessori School denies admission, continued enrollment or enrollment to a child with a disability, Bloomington Montessori School shall set forth in writing its reasons for the denial, including the names and titles of all persons consulted, any modifications proposed or considered, and the reasons, if any, why Bloomington Montessori School decided reasonable modifications were not available or would not allow the child to attend Bloomington Montessori School.

h. Bloomington Montessori School will not retaliate against or coerce in any way any person trying to exercise the rights of any person under this Agreement.