ERIC Number: ED435137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Americans with Disabilities Act: Its Impact on Public Schools.
Krent, Nancy Fredman; Cairns, Scott S.; Dodge, Jean Arnold
This monograph provides a basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Its purpose is to assist school districts in their review of their current practices and policies to ensure that they are in compliance with this federal law and to advise school attorneys, board members, and administrators of the legal issues. It offers a general overview of the law and how it affects employment, public services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and miscellaneous issues. A detailed analysis of the basic principles of the ADA, such as definitions of disability and impairment, is provided, followed by issues surrounding employment and nondiscrimination in government services, including reasonable accommodation, undue hardship, medical examinations, drugs and alcohol, enforcement, and collective bargaining. Differences between the ADA and other federal disability laws are examined, followed by a discussion of the record keeping and administrative requirements of the law. Some of the provisions of programs and services, scope of coverage, program availability and accessibility, new buildings and structural modifications, transportation, and enforcement and remedies are described. Three appendices reproduce the applicable sections of the statute and relevant portions of the implementing regulations and interpretive guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice. (RJM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990