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Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2001
A 2000 Supreme Court ruling barring age-discrimination suits for money damages by state employees against state agencies (under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act) presaged a 2001 ruling striking down the equivalent provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act. "Garrett" further limits Congress's power to regulate state…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Zirkel, Perry A. – American School Board Journal, 2001
Several recent court decisions provide ammunition for fighting over-identification of students who have impairments (like Attention Deficit Disorder) but who fail to meet the remaining eligibility requirements under Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Distinguishing between Section 504 and IDEA requirements is crucial. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Attention Deficit Disorders, Classification, Court Litigation
Essex, Nathan L. – American School Board Journal, 2000
Under federal statutes, many employment practices are legally questionable: targeting certain positions for one sex only; using racial quotas to reach diversity goals; using non-job-related tests as pre-employment screening devices; employing discriminatory employment policies; using non-job-related disabilities to deny employment; and inquiring…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Elementary Secondary Education
Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Mullins, James A., Jr. – American School Board Journal, 1994
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 builds on earlier federal laws and clarifies the obligations school boards have toward employees with disabilities. One useful tool for figuring out what reasonable accommodations are necessary is the Work Experience Survey. A resource list identifies additional sources of information on employer…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Nudel, Martha – American School Board Journal, 1995
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all school programs be accessible. School districts can make informed decisions about what and where to make ADA renovations by consulting with knowledgeable contractors and architects. Experts recommend that districts do what is doable and affordable now. Cites information sources. (MLF)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education