January 01, 2014 Extracurricular Athletics for Students with Disabilities
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
On January 25, 2013, the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights issued a “Dear Colleague” letter to clarify and communicate schools’ responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) regarding the provision of extracurricular athletics to students with disabilities. This guidance document did not add requirements to applicable laws, but it provides information to schools regarding how OCR evaluates whether schools are complying with their legal obligations. This article summarizes the key points of OCR’s guidance.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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