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Board of Education Policy

Policy No: 1343

Article: Community Relations
Section: Individuals with Disabilities Policy

The San Francisco Unified School District's prohibition against discrimination against individuals with disabilities extends to discrimination against disabled members of the community seeking access to District programs, services, and activities.

The San Francisco Unified School District acknowledges that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits state and local governments, including public school districts, from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. The District further acknowledges that California State law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities. It is the policy of the San Francisco Unified School District to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws.

Specific Policy Statements

It is the policy of the San Francisco Unified School District to ensure equal access to individuals with disabilities in ways that specifically include the following:

  1. Accessible seating and other designated access features for use by persons with mobility and/or vision disabilities will be reserved or made available upon reasonable request. Reasonable request shall mean at least 72 hours notice.
  2. Paths of travel will be maintained so that they remain clear for persons with mobility and/or vision disabilities.
  3. Parking spaces for individuals having mobility impairments will be designated and reserved.
  4. Automated doors at District accessible entrances shall be operable whenever the facility is open for District or public use.
  5. Whenever construction work is proceeding, the District will place appropriate, comprehensive, and understandable signage directing individuals with mobility and/or vision disabilities to appropriate and accessible alternative routes.

Dispute Resolution

The District has adopted a disability discrimination grievance procedure that is administered by the ADA coordinator. Through that procedure, the District agrees to engage in a timely, good faith, interactive process to determine effective access and reasonable accommodations.

History/Authorization:

Adopted: Resolution #51-25Sp1, January 25, 2005( 1st Reading), March 8, 2005 (2nd Reading)

Policy No: 5163.1

Article: Students
Section: Non-Discrimination For Students
Sub-section: Individuals With Disabilities

The San Francisco Unified School District prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It is District policy to ensure that students with disabilities are provided access to all District programs, services, and activities.

The San Francisco Unified School District acknowledges that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits state and local governments, including public school districts, from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. The District further acknowledges that California State law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities. It is the policy of the San Francisco Unified School District to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws.

Specific Policy Statements

It is the policy of the San Francisco Unified School District to ensure equal access to individuals with disabilities in ways that specifically include the following:
a. Accessible work stations, accessible seating and other designated access features for use by persons with mobility and/or vision disabilities will be reserved and/or made available upon reasonable request.
b. Paths of travel, including pathways to and within classrooms, will be maintained so that they remain clear for persons with mobility and/or vision disabilities.
c. Parking spaces for students having mobility impairments will be designated and reserved.
d. District staff will assist those with disabilities in participating in District programs, services, and activities. Such assistance includes, but is not limited to, promptly retrieving books and other materials in libraries and classrooms that are not readily accessible and usable by persons with mobility and/or vision disabilities.
e. Automated doors at District accessible entrances shall be operable whenever the facility is open for District or public use.
f. Whenever construction work is proceeding, the District will place appropriate, comprehensive, and understandable signage directing individuals with mobility and/or vision disabilities to appropriate and accessible alternative routes.

Dispute Resolution

The District has adopted a disability discrimination grievance procedure that is administered by the ADA coordinator. Through that procedure, the District agrees to engage in a timely, good faith, interactive process to determine effective access and reasonable accommodations.

History/Authorization:

Adopted: Resolution #51-25Sp1, January 25, 2005( 1st Reading), March 8, 2005 (2nd Reading)

Policy No: 4025

Article: Personnel
Section: Americans With Disabilites (ADA) Reasonable Accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination against person with disabilities in many areas including employment in state and local governments. It is the policy of the San Francisco Unified School District to comply with the ADA and to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities. Persons with disabilities shall have equal access to facilities and have equal opportunities in the hiring process and in terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Qualified individuals with disabilities shall be provided equal access to facilities and reasonable accommodations consistent with the Administrative Regulations No. R4025 promulgated to implement the above policy.

History/Authorization:

Adopted: Resolution #88-11Sp3, August 11, 1998 (1st Reading), August 25, 1998 (2nd Reading)
Revised: Resolution #51-25Sp1, January 25, 2005(1st Reading), March 8, 2005 (2nd Reading)