8:070 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities shall be provided an opportunity to participate in all school-sponsored services, programs, or activities on an equal basis to those without disabilities and will not be subject to illegal discrimination.  Where necessary, the District may provide to persons with disabilities separate or different aids, benefits, or services from, but as effective as, those provided to others.

The District will provide auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program, or activity.

Each service, program, website, or activity operated in existing facilities shall be readily accessible to, and useable by, individuals with disabilities.  New construction and alterations to facilities existing before January 26, 1992, will be accessible when viewed in their entirety.

The Superintendent is designated the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title II Coordinator and, in that capacity, is directed to:

  1. Oversee the District’s compliance efforts, recommend necessary modifications to the Board, and maintain the District’s final Title II self-evaluation document, update it to the extent necessary, and keep it available for public inspection, for at least 3 years after its completion date.
  2. Institute plans to make information regarding Title II’s protection available to any interested party.

Individuals with disabilities should notify the Superintendent or Building Principal if they have a disability which will require special assistance or services and, if so, what services are required.  This notification should occur as far as possible before the school-sponsored function, program, or meeting.

Individuals with disabilities may allege a violation of this policy or federal law by reporting it to the Superintendent, as the Title II Coordinator, or by filing a grievance under the Uniform Grievance Procedure.  The Superintendent shall insert into this policy the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the District’s current Complaint Managers for the Uniform Grievance Procedure.

Cross Reference: 

2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure

4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs

Legal Reference(s): 

Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.  and 12131 et seq. ; 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Date Adopted:   September 14, 2010

Date Amended:  December 20, 2016

Date Amended:  October 3, 2017