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  • Wichita Public Schools: Statement of Non-Discrimination

     

    The Wichita Public Schools is committed to ensuring an environment that is free of discrimination, and to fostering a climate in which all employees and students may participate, contribute and grow to their fullest potential.

     

    Harassment and disparate treatment will not be permitted or condoned in Wichita Public Schools.

     

    The Wichita Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status or other legally protected classifications in its programs and activities.

     

    All Wichita Public Schools employees have the responsibility to support this statement.

     

    The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination statement:

    Section 504 Coordinator for Adults and Title IX Coordinator for Adults and Students

    903 South Edgemoor

    Wichita, KS 67218

    (316) 973-4420

     

    Section 504 Coordinator for Students

    903 South Edgemoor

    Wichita, KS 67218

    (316) 973-4475

     

    Adopted by the Wichita Board of Education - December 9, 2019

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  •  504 Child Find Notice

    Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 director Kimber Kasitz by phone at 316-973-4475 or by mail at 903 S. Edgemoor St. Wichita, KS 67218.                        

                                                      

    Aviso Sobre La Identificación de Estudiantes Incapacitados

    bajo la Seccion 504

    Bajo la Seccion 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a identificar, referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a estudiantes incapacitados que califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas información sobre los derechos de padres de niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la identificación, evaluación, y colocación de niños en el programa de Seccion 504, favor de ponerse in contacto con el Coordinador de 504 del Distrito Kimber Kasitz  al numero 316-973-4475, o por correo a la siguiente dirección: 903 S. Edgemoor St. Wichita, KS 67218.

     

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Section 504 for Students

  • Section 504

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    As amended by the United States Congress

    Section 504 is a civil right law (not a special education law) that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. This law requires that the district provide written assurances of non-discrimination, designate a district-level 504 coordinator, provide non-discrimination notice to students and parents, identify and locate qualified children with disabilities, and provide parents or guardians with procedural safeguards and grievance procedures.

    The definition of a disability under Section 504 is broadly expressed as a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity. Eligible students will require a Section 504 Accommodation Plan for access in general education, not special education.

    For more information:

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990

    As amended by the United States Congress

    ADA is a civil right statute, which provides a comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government and telecommunications. ADA (Title II) is enforced by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

    For more information, visit www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

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