NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Webster Groves School District will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The Webster Groves School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA
Effective Communication: The Webster Groves School District will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the District’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.
Modifications of Policies and Procedures: The Webster Groves School District will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all its programs, services and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the District’s offices, even when pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the District, should contact the office of John M. Thomas at 400 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119 (314-961-1233) as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the District to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a program, service or activity of the District is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to John M. Thomas at 400 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119 (314-961-1233).
The District will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Special Education Services
All students between the ages of three and 21 who reside in St. Louis County are eligible for special education and vocational education services offered through the Special School District. Students with disabilities attending parochial and private schools have the right to appropriate special education and related services.
The Special School District serves county students with disabilities classified as mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, physically impaired, specific learning disabled, speech/language impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, blind or partially seeing, deaf-blind, multi-handicapped, autism, traumatic brain injury and other health impaired.
The Special School District staff also provides routine and in-depth hearing and speech and language screenings as well as educational diagnostic evaluations for more than 100,000 children each year. Special education classes for three- and four-year-old students with disabilities and home teaching for home- and hospital-bound students also are offered by the Special District.
Additional information regarding special education and the Special District is available by calling Special District at 989-8100.