08-12-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #20


Title
Approve Revisions for Section 504/ADA Procedures Manual for Students

Discussion

The Section 504/ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Procedures Manual for Students requires several revisions and additions.  These changes or updates include the following: 

  • New cover title
  • Deleted Acknowledgment page from 2000
  • Deleted Signature page
  • Expanded list of major life activities to include "performing manual tasks" and "caring for one’s self"
  • Replace Nondiscrimination Grievance Procedures with revised policy
  • Expanded contents to include:
    • Documentation Procedures for Dissemination Log for Teachers
    • FCAT information
    • Transfer Students
    • Gifted Students
    • Temporary Disability Guidelines
    • Private Schools
    • 504 to ESE
    • Postsecondary Services
  • Removed "mediation" in procedural safeguards as it is not required by regulation and would be as costly as an Impartial Hearing without the definitive result.
  • Expanded instruments to use for the ADHD Educational Determinations and reevaluations
  • Updated/revised forms, resources and references

The entire manual will be available as an attachment for the Board Meeting scheduled on August 12, 2008.  Once approved, this manual will be on the BPS Intranet and will be used for training of new instructional staff at the beginning of the school year.

 

 

 



Recommendation
Approve the revisions and/or additions to the Section 504/ADA Procedures Manual for Students for publication on the Brevard Public Schools Intranet.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 7/15/2008
Consent after Information8/12/2008

Authority for Action
Americans w/Disabilities Rehabilitation Act, 1973; Civil Rights Statute (29USCs.794)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
08-09N/A

Contact

Eva Lewis, Director and Kim Riddle, Resource Teacher, ESE Program Support




Attachment:  504Manual06-08.pdf