521: Nondiscrimination Policy for Persons with Disabilities

The Hopkins School District will not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities, nor in its hiring or employment practices. The District intends to comply with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The District recognizes its responsibility to identify and evaluate learners who, within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, need special accommodations or programs in order that such learners may receive the free appropriate public education to which they are entitled.

The District will provide notice to learners’ parents, employees, bargaining organizations, and community members that it does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

The District will make facilities, programs, and activities accessible, usable, and open to persons with disabilities.

The District will develop and publish grievance procedures that provide prompt resolution of complaints of discrimination based on disability.

The District will designate an employee who will have the responsibility to coordinate the District’s efforts under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and to give overall direction in adhering to this Policy.

Every employee of the School District will be expected to support the implementation of this Policy.

Download the PDF for the complete policy.