Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
(Board Policy 8:70)
Individuals with disabilities shall be provided an opportunity to participate in all school-sponsored services, programs, or activities on an equal basis and will not be subject to illegal discrimination. Where necessary, the district may provide to persons with disabilities separate or different aids, benefits, or services from, but as effective as, those provided to others.
The district will provide auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program, or activity. Each service, program, or activity operated in existing facilities shall be readily accessible to, and useable by, individuals with disabilities. New construction and alterations to facilities existing before January 26, 1992, will be accessible when viewed in their entirety.
The superintendent is designated the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title II Coordinator and, in that capacity, is directed to:
1. Oversee the district's compliance efforts, recommend necessary modifications to the Board, and maintain the district's final Title II self-evaluation document and keep it available for public inspection, for at least 3 years after its completion date.
2. Institute plans to make information regarding Title II's protection available to any interested party.
Individuals with disabilities should notify the superintendent or building principal if they have a disability, which will require special assistance or services, and, if so, what services are required. This notification should occur as far as possible before the school-sponsored function, program, or meeting. Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program, as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and implementing provisions of the School Code, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Active of 1973 if the child (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.
Individuals with disabilities may allege a violation of this policy or federal law by reporting it to the superintendent, as the Title II Coordinator, or by filing a grievance under the Uniform Grievance Procedure.
Jessica Donato, Northbrook School District 28, 1475 Maple Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-498-7900 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Meek, Northbrook School District 28, 1475 Maple Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847-498-7900 | email@example.com