Do your staff members understand their legal responsibilities to accommodate the disabling conditions of students, personnel, and those invited to school and district activities? Take advantage of KSBA’s annual Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) conference.
By popular demand, this conference has been extended to 2 ½ days, Sept. 17-19, in Lexington. Day 1 will cover basics for new 504/ADA coordinators who must deal with accommodations for students, staff and the public. Day 2 is geared to required accommodations and processes for staff and the public invited to school district activities. Day 3 is ideal for those who accommodate the needs of Section 504 students.
Staff will learn what they can and cannot do and ask about the use of service animals; what cannot be asked about an applicant or employee’s disability; and much more in this unique three-day event.
ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act can be enforced in court or by several agencies. The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, among others, enforce these federal laws. Additionally, court actions for damages may be filed by private parties and by the U.S. Department of Justice to enforce rights under these laws.
To register, go to the KSBA website www.ksba.org and find the Events calendar.
Presenters are Teresa T. Combs, KSBA, director of Legal and Administrative Training Services; John Fogle, KSBA, staff attorney; and Janet Jeanes; KSBA, senior policy consultant.
For Special Education Service members:
$100 per person for Wednesday
$200 per person for Thursday
$200 per person for Friday
$450 per person for all three days
For non-Special Education Service members:
$300 per person for Wednesday
$600 per person for Thursday
$600 per person for Friday
$1,350 per person for all three days
On-site registration Sept. 17 begins at 12:30 p.m. and at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18 and 19. The event will take place at the Marriott Griffin Gate on Newtown Pike in Lexington. For lodging information, call (859) 231-5100.