Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

     

Links

  • Accessibility Statement
  • Website Accessibility Information
  • Mar. 29, 2021 - Board Presentation
  • Feb. 23, 2021 - Board Presentation

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

  • The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) protects the rights of persons with disabilities, including students and parents, under two federal laws in the education context. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity operated by recipients of federal funds. It states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...”

    Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability by public entities, regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance. Title II states: “[N]o qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.”

Title IX Coordinator

  • The District designates and authorizes the following person as the Title IX Coordinator to be responsible for coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, for employees:

    Jennifer Villines
    Director of Student and Staff Services
    200 South Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX 75019
    jvillines@coppellisd.com
    (214) 496-6000

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator

  • The District designates and authorizes the following person as the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator   to be responsible for coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, for employees:

    Debra L. Gauntt
    Director of Intervention Services and Section 504
    200 South Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX 75019
    dgauntt@coppellisd.com
    (214) 496-6000