As made abundantly clear by a recent guidance published by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, educational institutions that receive federal assistance are required to provide disabled students with access to extracurricular activities and events, including reasonable opportunity to participate in athletic programs and activities. An educational institution’s failure to comply with these obligations can form the basis of potential civil liability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It could also be the predicate for enforcement action by the office of civil rights.
So, it is essential that the officers and administrators of all educational institutions understand their institution’s obligations to comply with these mandates and how to do so in a manner that not only ensures compliance, but also satisfies the institution’s obligations to protect students from foreseeable dangers and injuries.
This webinar by James P. Evans will address these issues and provide the administrators and personnel of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions with pragmatic and useful guidance on balancing and satisfying these competing obligations.
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James P. Evans
James P. Evans has significant experience advising and representing educational institutions, including public and private elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary institutions. As a Partner with Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, he provides educational institutions with advice and representation on issues inclu... More info