Overview of Section 504-ADA.doc - ATKINSON COUNTY Section 504/ADA Policy and Procedures Tim Cochran Superintendent 98 East Roberts Avenue Pearson

Overview of Section 504-ADA.doc - ATKINSON COUNTY Section...

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ATKINSON COUNTY Section 504/ADA Policy and Procedures Tim Cochran, Superintendent Jearldean Summerlin, Chairperson 98 East Roberts Avenue Bettye Williams, Vice-Chairperson Pearson, Georgia 31642 Tom Morris (912) 422-7373 Telephone Perette Morris (912) 422-6744 Fax Mark McKinnon Overview of Section 504/ADA The Atkinson County School District ensures that individuals with disabilities associated with the district either as students, school staff, or parents of students, are not discriminated against as a result of disability. The district abides by the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Section 504 states that No otherwise qualified individual with disability….. shall solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program of activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Title II of the ADA also prohibits discrimination against individuals because of a disability. Compliance Requirements There are several specific steps that schools should take in order to be in compliance with Section 504 and the ADA. Legal compliance issues include: developing a school policy designating an employee as the 504/ADA coordinator developing 504/ADA forms conducting a self-evaluation establishing a grievance procedure that incorporate appropriate due process standards that provide for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and providing notice to district patrons that the district is in compliance with Section 504/ADA and that it does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The notice shall: state that the recipient does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities; include an identification of the 504/ADA coordinator. Atkinson County School System 504/ADA Manual: Adopted from A Handbook for Educators by Tom E. C. Smith, Ed.D.
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Methods for initial and continuing notice may include: posting of notices publication in newspapers & magazines placement in recipient’s publications, & distribution of memoranda or other written communications Schools that publish materials for the general public must include a copy of their notice in these materials (34C.F.R. Part 104.7). In compliance with Section 504 and the ADA, the Atkinson County School District agrees to provide students covered under these acts with a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Under 504 and the ADA, a person is considered to have a disability if that person (29 U.S.C. Sec.706(8)): (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities, (2) has a record of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment The Act defines a physical or mental impairment as: (A) any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting
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