Training on new Americans with Disabilities /Section 504 regulation changes set for Sept. 14, 15

Now that the changes in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are final, school leaders across the country are learning how to implement the new rules as they affect administrators, teachers and students. KSBA has scheduled two days of training for Kentucky educators next month in Lexington.

As part of KSBA’s 2011 Policy/Procedure Update, districts received both model policy and procedure language regarding new responsibilities to accommodate the public and staff under the ADA. Two new sets of regulations that became effective in the spring of 2011 require major changes in implementation requirements in the area of ADA/Section 504 accommodations to staff and to the public. The training Sept. 14 and 15 at Lexington’s Hilton Downtown will provide legal and practical guidance on your new responsibilities. Under the lengthy and complex regulations, some new responsibilities include:

-Providing a number of companion event tickets next to wheelchair seating in arenas and auditoriums.
-Allowing into your events/activities miniature service horses in most situations.
-Making accommodation due to a staff member’s past disability.
-Limiting questions that you can ask individuals with disabilities regarding use of service animals, or their medical information.

*Accommodating staff disabilities that are not severe.

Day Two of the training will focus on changes in student services and the newly released KSBA Model Section 504 procedures.

Registration is $200 per day for staff in KSBA’s Special Education Service, $600 for non-participants; or $350 for both days for participants or $1,050 for staff of districts not in the Special Education program.

Online registration is available here ADA.

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