ACA-AR - Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Notice

Code: ACA-AR
Adopted: 10/11/95
Re-adopted: 8/13/97
 

THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 REQUIRES

...employment practices, services, programs and activities that provide equity to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Douglas County School District #4 offers accessible services by:

  • Providing reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of all applicants and current employees in all employment application procedures; hiring, advancement or discharge; employee compensation; job training; other terms, conditions and privileges of employment upon request and advance notice.
  • Providing services, programs and activities that are accessible and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities, consistent with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Accessibility may be achieved through nonstructural as well as structural methods.
  • Providing appropriate auxiliary aids and services that promote effective communications. Primary consideration will be given to the expressed requests of the individuals with disabilities. The district, however, may select an alternative auxiliary aid or service should it determine that another equally effective means of communication is available or that the request would result in a fundamental alteration in the services, programs or activities or an undue financial and administrative burden to the district.

SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 COMPLIANCE NOTICE

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal assistance. The act defines a person with a disability as anyone who:

  1. Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity (major life activities include activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working);
  2. Has such a record of such impairment; or
  3. Is regarded as having such an impairment.

In order to fulfill its obligation under Section 504, the Douglas County School District #4 recognizes a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability will knowingly be permitted in any programs or practices in the school system.

The district assumes responsibility to identify and evaluate students suspected of being handicapped under Section 504. If students are determined eligible, they will be afforded access to appropriate education services.

If parents or guardians disagree with evaluation results made by professional staff or the district, they have the right to a hearing with an impartial hearings officer.


FOR SERVICES OR QUESTIONS, CONTACT:

Superintendent, Compliance Officer
1419 N.W. Valley View Drive
Roseburg, Oregon 97471
Telephone: (541) 440-4015

Director of Student Services, Compliance Officer
                                                             1419 N.W. Valley View Drive
                                                                  Roseburg, Oregon 97471
                                                                Telephone: (541) 440-4031