ERIC Number: ED348809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: 0
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Updating School Board Policies, v23 n4 May 1992
Addressed to school board members, this article attempts to summarize requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its implications for school districts. It warns against hasty purchase of private compliance assistance; then provides an overview of each of the Act's five Titles which address employment practices, activities involving public contact, public accommodations, telecommunications companies, and miscellaneous provisions, respectively. Also discussed are liabilities under the ADA, requirements concerning hiring school personnel, and the Act's definitions of critical terms including: "physical or mental impairment,""major life activity,""record of impairment,""regarded as impaired,""qualified individual," and "essential function." In the "Tips 'n Techniques" section, eight benefits are listed for school districts enlisting senior citizen volunteers. The top 10 regional policy issues in each region and the top 20 policy issues throughout the United States and Canada are listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility
National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990