The School Leaders Risk Management Association presents:
Compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Self-Audit Checklist and Best Practices for School Districts: Special Topics Part 2
This part of the SLRMA’s Self-Audit and Best Practices is intended to assist your school to assess special topics that may arise when complying with Title II and Section 504, such as service animals and athletics.
In light of OCR and DOJ’s recent enforcement activities and guidance addressing students with disabilities, school districts should reflect on their compliance with their legal obligations. Although both federal, state, and local laws may require districts to address the needs of students with disabilities, this checklist focuses on federal law, which provides the framework that the OCR and DOJ will use when determining whether a school district is in compliance with applicable federal law. This introduction briefly describes key federal laws addressing the protection of individuals with disabilities, the definition of a “disability” under federal law, and the scope of OCR and DOJ’s recent guidance addressing students with disabilities.