521 - Student Disability Non-Discrimination

POLICY #521

STUDENT DISABILITY NONDISCRIMINATION

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to protect disabled students from discrimination on the basis of disability and to identify and evaluate learners who, within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), need services, accommodations, or programs in order that such learners may receive a free appropriate public education.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. Disabled students who meet the criteria of Paragraph C. below are protected from discrimination on the basis of a disability.

B The responsibility of the school district is to identify and evaluate learners who, within the intent of Section 504, need services, accommodations, or programs in order that such learners may receive a free appropriate public education.

C. For this policy, a learner who is protected under Section 504 is one who:

     1. has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities; or

     2. has a record of such an impairment; or

     3. is regarded as having such an impairment.

D. Learners may be protected from disability discrimination and be eligible for services, accommodations, or programs under the provisions of Section 504 even though they are not eligible for special education pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.



III. COORDINATOR

Persons who have questions or comments should contact the Director of Teaching and Learning. This person is the school district’s Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 coordinator. Persons who wish to make a complaint regarding a disability discrimination matter may use the accompanying Student Disability Discrimination Grievance Report Form. The form should be 763-689-6188 given to the ADA/Section 504 coordinator.

Source: Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Legal References:

     Pub. L. 110-325, 122 Stat. 3553 (ADA Amendments Act of 2008, § 7)    

     29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq. (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, § 504)

     34 C.F.R. Part 104 (Section 504 Implementing Regulations)

Cross References:

     Policy 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination

Reviewed:

     8-23-01, 3-16-04, 10-19-06, 10-22-09, 05-19-16

Approved:

     9-20-01, 4-22-04, 11-16-06, 11-19-09, 06-23-16

 

General Statement of Policy Prohibiting Disability Discrimination

Independent School District No. 911 maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of discrimination on the basis of a disability. All persons are to be treated with respect and dignity. Discrimination on the basis of a disability will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Complainant: _____________________________________________________________________

Home Address: ____________________________________________________________________

Work Address: ____________________________________________________________________

Home Phone: __________________________ Work Phone: ____________________________

I have been discriminated against based on (choose one or more):

[my disability]      [a record of my disability]      [being regarded as having a disability]

because _________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

Date of alleged incident(s): __________________________________________________________

Name of person you believe discriminated against you or another person: _____________________

________________________________________________________________________________

If the alleged discrimination was toward another person, identify that person: __________________

________________________________________________________________________________

Describe the incident(s) as clearly as possible, including such things as: any verbal statements; what, if any, physical contact was involved; etc. (attach additional pages if necessary): ______ _________

________________________________________________________________________________ __ ______________________________________________________________________________

Location of the incident(s) ___________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

List any witnesses that were present: __________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

This complaint is filed based on my honest belief that ________________________ has discriminated against me or another person based on a disability. I hereby certify that the information I have provided in this complaint is true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.

_____________________________________ ____________________________________

(Complainant Signature)                                          (Date)

_____________________________________ __________________________

(Received by)                                                             (Date)

STUDENT DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

GRIEVANCE REPORT FORM

Cambridge-Isanti Schools