08-25-2009 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #20


Title
Revisions for Section 504/ADA Procedures Manual for Students

Discussion

Incorporated information about the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, effective January 1, 2009, which amended the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and included a conforming amendment to the Act of 1973 that affects the meaning of disability in Section 504.  The Amendments Act broadens the interpretation of disability.

Summary of Changes:

  • Deleted "Comparison of Section 504/ADA and IDEA" section
  • Expanded list of major life activities to align with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Amendments Act
  • Deleted references to use of "mitigating measures" which aligns with the ADA Amendments Act
  • Expanded references to "Notice" and "Procedural Safeguards Under Section 504/ADA"
  • Deleted reference to "Pre-referral" activities, as these are replaced with General Education Interventions/Response to Intervention (RtI) activities
  • Clarification/Revision of  Section 504/ADA Impartial Hearing Procedures
  • Updated/revised forms, resources and references

 



Recommendation

Approve revisions to the Section 504/ADA Procedures Manual for Students.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/11/2009
Consent after Information8/25/2009

Authority for Action
Americans with 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

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Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Eva Lewis, Director, ESE Program Support Services, x520
Kim Riddle, Resource Teacher, ESE program Support Services, x535




Attachment:  504-ADA Manual 07-2009.pdf